Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Thatching and Roofing Services

When you’re considering one of our roof thatching services, it’s normal to have some questions about the process. Read below to find out more about the process, cost and longevity of our thatching services.

>>> How much does a thatched roof cost? :

The cost of replacing a thatched roof can vary greatly and is dependant on a number of factors. When calculating a quote for a thatched roof, we consider the size and complexity of the roof as well as material costs. Without a site visit and accurately measuring the roof it would be impossible to provide a quotation.

>>> How long does a thatched roof last? :

As with the cost of a thatched roof, the lifespan of a thatched roof can depend on a variety of factors. On average, a thatched roof will last between 25 and 40 years. While size and materials affect the lifespan of thatched roof, excellent craftsmanship is key. That’s why should use a master thatcher with proven experience. As Simply Thatch, our 17 years’ experience enables us to ensure thatched roofs and repairs last as long as possible.

>>> What are the advantages of having a thatched roof? :

There are many advantages to having a thatched roof. Their attractive appearance will give your property a higher resale value, and will entice customers to a commercial property such as a café or pub. As well as their aesthetic benefits, thatched roofs are made from naturally weather-proof materials. They also contain natural air pockets, which makes for excellent insulation.

>>> What is the cost of thatched roof insurance? :

Normal insurance providers can insure a home with a thatched roof. Unfortunately, the insurance premium can be slightly higher due to an increased fire risk. While, statistically, thatched roofs are no more likely to catch fire than tile or slate, fires do spread more rapidly across thatched roofs. You can reduce your premium by taking extra measures to prevent fires. For further advice please get in contact.

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Simply Thatch Ltd (Cambridgeshire Office):

15 Kingsley Street,



PE15 8LX