General Gallery Before and After Gallery

Our Work

We are able to undertake all aspects of traditional and modern thatching,  believing that moving with the times, as well as respecting tradition, combines to achieve the desired effect as well as the most efficient outcome. 

We have the experience and skills to provide a whole new roof structure if required, to re-thatch specific elevations or problem areas only, provide new ridges to extend the longevity of the roof, design and build thatched porches, undertake surveys for insurance purposes or just provide an honest opinion to enable financial planning for thatched property owners.

We work in both wheat reed and water reed, using traditional fixing methods of hazel spars as well as more modern fixings direct to the roof structure. 

Water reed has a longer life expectancy but in the South West many listed buildings are required to be re-thatched using traditional wheat straw.  We work in accordance with the Dorset Model which advises on planning requirements as well as fire precautions.

We were thatching nearby when this incident happened.  As a result we attended the local Fire Station to give a demonstration of how best to remove burning thatch safely.  We eventually re-thatched the property.



Ridges are always undertaken in wheat reed and can be “block pattern” style or traditional “flush” style depending on preference.






This year, for the first time, we have grown some of our own wheat reed.  This w
as grown in Chideock and harvested and combed out using mostly family labour!