Grant Batchelor Master Thatcher offers a range of thatching services, catering for all roof types, including gazebos, well tops, porches, and sheds; we offer the complete thatching service for your home! Being based in Oxfordshire, we have built a high reputation for being a leading team of master thatchers, providing our services to homes, barns, summer houses, pubs and other commercial roofings.
The ridge of a thatched property will not last as long as the main coat and will need replacing every 10-15 years. Wheat straw or sometimes Sedge Grass is used due to its pliable nature.
As a thatch nears the end of its life it will start to leak in places. To extend the life of a coat a patch can often be used. However, if patches are needed in the most cases it mean a complete re-thatch will be required and so patching should only ever be looked upon as a short-term rather than permanent solution.