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Thatching Services

Philip White Thatching offers a comprehensive range of Master thatching services; new thatching, re-thatching, repairs and insurance surveys. Using the finest quality materials, Philip and his team pride themselves on their attention to detail, ensuring that every job is completed to the highest standard.

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How long does thatching last?

The lifespan of a thatched roof depends on the material used, the quality of the thatching work, and the local weather conditions. Typically, a thatched roof can last between 25 and 30 years, in the southwest of England.

How do I know if my thatched roof needs repairing?

Signs that your thatched roof needs repairing include water leaks, rotting thatch, or signs of wear and tear. If unsure, contact Philip to arrange a site visit to inspect your roof and assess its condition.

When is the best time to get my roof re-thatched?

The best time for a re-thatch is during the dry season, typically between April and September, but we work all the year round, and always use high quality tarpaulins to keep the property protected during re-thatching. This also allows for any necessary repairs before the onset of winter when the roof is most vulnerable to damage.

Can a thatched roof be insulated? 

Yes, a thatched roof can be insulated. This is typically done by installing a layer of insulation material between the roof's wooden structure and the ceiling. Insulating a thatched roof can help to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating costs.

How do I maintain my thatched roof?

Regular maintenance includes removing debris (leaves and branches), checking for wear and tear signs, and ensuring good ventilation. Having your roof inspected by a professional thatcher every few years is important to identify and address potential issues. Contact Phil today for a free site visit.

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