At Simply Thatch, we offer a complete straw roof thatching service. Straw roof thatches have long been a traditional feature of rural British constructions, owing to the abundance of the material. Dating back to the Bronze Age in Britain, straw roofs have a shaggy and picturesque appearance. As well as being attractive and enduringly popular, straw roofs have a number of advantages. They’re waterproof and offer protection and insulation against winter weather conditions. Straw roofs also provide ventilation and UV protection during the summer months. As a natural and sustainable building material, straw roofs are environmentally sound.
Straw is a fairly durable natural thatching material. On average, straw roofs have a lifespan of 15-20 years. If properly cared for, and in the right conditions, straw roofs can survive for over 45 years.
Our Straw Roof Thatching Services
When undertaking a complete straw roof thatch, long straw before it can be used for construction. We then determine the necessary number of yealm layers for the straw roof. It is common to have several layers of thatch on a straw roof thatch. We then assess the condition of the existing thatch to identify how much of the straw roof we must remove before re-thatching. Our straw roof thatches are always completed to a minimum depth of 16 inches. Once completed, we secure the straw roof with re-wiring.
Straw roof maintenance
We recommend that straw roofs undergo a ridge and repair every 10 -15 years and are re-thatched fully approximately every 30 years.
If you are unsure whether you require a repair, or a complete re-thatch, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Why choose our straw roof thatching services?
When you choose Simply Thatch, you’ll receive straw roof thatching from a friendly and reliable family-run business. With over 17 years’ thatching experience, we have the expertise to complete straw roof thatches to the highest standard.
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Restorations and repairs on thatched roofs are a worthwhile investment. Although the initial thatching may be expensive, a well-thatched roof offers long term savings by providing insulation and ventilation for years at time.
This is why it is crucial to choose knowledgeable thatchers with proven expertise. Our skilled team have the experience to provide thatches of the only the very best quality. Get in touch for a quote today.