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Thatching
Thatching is one of the oldest building crafts and little has changed since the Middle Ages and there is evidence to suggest that the use of thatch as a roofing material goes back as far as the Bronze Age Britain.
Typical life span of a well thatched roof can be as much as 30 years.
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  "Thatch is highly energy efficient, provides excellent
insulation and can have a life span of up to 30 years
and beyond."
Professional, quality thatch roofing
The advantages of using thatch as a roofing type is that thatch is highly energy efficient providing excellent insulation and keeping house is warm in the winter and call in the summer.
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Damp does not penetrate far into the top liar of a thatched roof in good condition, the deep projecting eaves remove the need for a guttering.

Thatch is a natural reed and grass which, when properly cut dried and installed, forms a waterproof roof. Traditionally thatcher’s used local materials available to them. Local farmers were growing wheat reed or barley straw, oats straw and even heathers were used.

Wet lowlands sedge, has been traditionally used as a ridging material for thatch roofs.

 
The most durable thatching material is water reed (Phragmites Australis) which can last up to 30 years.  Reed is naturally waterproof. This is no waterlogged plant, soggy and bloated with water. In fact, the inside of a natural water reed is hollow. Water is kept out by the tight overlapping of cells of the plants. If you bundle enough of these watershed implants together, water simply cannot penetrate. Moisture typically does not absorb into the thatch bundles more than one to 2 inches.

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Paul Cook Master Thatcher's Services and Materials
Thatcher Devon
  New Build Thatch Work
  Paul Cook Master Thatcher has a vast experience in new build thatch projects working alongside builders, property developers and architects on large and small scales. Find out more >
Thatch Roofing Cullompton
  Commercial Thatch Work
  Based in Cullompton, Paul Cook Master Thatcher boasts over 27 years experience in the trade. Offering, professional, friendly and reliable thatching available in long straw, combed wheat and more. Read on >
Thatch Roofing Devon
  Summerhouses and Gazebos
  Incorporating a traditional thatch theme or including a style or design from your garden or property, your gazebo or garden structure can be as ornate or simple as you would like. Find out more >
     
Thatcher Devon
  Ridge Work
  Ridge are an important part of the roof as it is a protective coat work, which prevents water damaging the top courses. Find out more >
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  Cape Thatch Tiles
  Very versatile and flexible, Cape reed thatch tiles are also quick and easy to install. The roof will have a distinctive ridged appearance. Find out more >
Thatch Roofing Devon
  Wheat Reed Thatch
  Wheat reed, Combed Wheat Redd or Wheat Straw. Wheat reed is one of the most durable thatching materials available. Read on >
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  Water Reed Thatch
  The most durable thatching material which can last up to 30 years when properly maintained. Turkish water reed is commonly used. Read more >
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