Thatching links

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Find a thatcher – see regional associations for listings

Find a Local Thatcher probably the best listing of thatchers nationwide – on the website of the National Society of Master Thatchers
Directory of Thatchers listing on the website of the Thatched Owners Group website – find ‘thatchers’ in the drop box
Devon & Cornwall Master Thatchers Association Devon & Cornwall
East Anglia Master Thatchers Association Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Herts
Master Thatchers Association of Oxon, Berks & Bucks Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire
North of England & Scotland Master Thatchers Association Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cumbria & Scotland
Rutland & Leics Master Thatchers Association Rutland & Leicestershire
Somerset Master Thatchers Association Somerset
National Council of Master Thatchers Associations (NCMTA) everywhere else in the UK

Tools & materials

Broads Reed & Sedge Cutters Association reeds and sedge for thatching
In Thatch family business supplying thatching materials and accessories
R V Miller Ltd contractors and reed dealers, Dorset
Simon Grant-Jones hand-forged thatching tools
Tunbeck Long Straw specialist provider of traditional long straw used for thatching, East Anglia

Other information

BuildingConservation.com introduction to thatching by Catherine Lewis
Conservation of Historic Thatch group set up in 1999 to promote and preserve thatch
Countryside Agency 10 pdf documents the history of thatching, plus materials, techniques, tools and roof construction
National Society of Master Thatchers promoting excellence in thatching and providing support for thatchers
Irish Thatch Owners info and forum for thatch owners in Ireland
Photographs step-by-step photographs of a roof being thatched
Thatch Advice Centre free advice from master thatchers
Thatched Home Inspector resource for home inspectors, domestic energy assessors and surveyors who want to find out more about thatch
Thatch in the 21st Century interesting article from BuildingConservation.com
Thatched Owners Group lots of info for thatched property owners
Thatch.org lots of useful info from a retired thatcher with 45 years experience
Wikipedia entry on thatching
YouTube thatching demonstration video

 

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