Types Of Thatch

There are three main categories:
  1. Combed Wheat Reed. The wheat reed is combed and stripped by the farmer before delivery. It is then clipped out by us prior to being used for thatching.
  2. Long Straw . This is normally a wheat or rye-based straw, cut and threshed prior to delivery to us. It takes some time to prepare normally on the ground and then carried up onto the roof
  3. Water Reed. A harder and longer lasting material, usually grown in marshy estuaries. This is currently sourced from Norfolk, France and Poland. It is also laid and dressed in place.
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