Combed Wheat Straw / Long Straw Thatcher / Reed Thatcher


Grant Batchelor is a well established Master Thatcher in Oxfordshire and aims to provide an expert thatching service. Offering complete roof thatch, re-ridging, as well as thatch surveys, thatch maintenance and thatch fire spray. Covering thatched cottages across Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire.

Thatched roofs have covered British homes for centuries. This age-old craft symbolises our rich cultural heritage and contrary to popular belief, the tradition continues to thrive.

The performance of thatch depends on roof shape and design, pitch of roof, position — its geography and topography — the quality of material and the expertise of the Thatcher. Maintaining a thatched property can be costly, but I strive to offer the best possible price without sacrificing quality.

Please contact me for a roof survey, quote or with questions you may have. I will be pleased to help and offer free, no obligation advice.

Master Thatcher in Oxfordshire

I am an experienced Thatcher within Oxfordshire and have a passion for the craft. I pride myself on my ability to offer the highest quality  workmanship combined with the an honest and exceptional service.

We offer:

  • Re-ridging
  • Patching
  • Thatchsayf Fire Spray


  • Combed Wheat Straw
  • Long Straw Thatcher
  • Reed Thatcher


  • Oxforshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Warwickshire
  • And more…
Thatching has been around for millennia and were the standard as it offered a lightweight roof on top of wattle and daub walls. Even though they are popular throughout Europe including Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Ireland, there are more thatched roofs in the United Kingdom than in any other European country.Wikipedia