BEAUTIFUL THATCHING IN OXFORDSHIRE
WARWICKSHIRE BERKSHIRE WILTSHIRE
SURREY BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
GLOUCESTERSHIRE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

In Britain, when a house is re-thatched, it is traditional for the thatcher to strip off only as much old thatch necessary to reach a sound base coat on to which the new thatch can be fixed. This is known as 'sparcoating' or 'overcoating'. when water reed is used, the old thatch is completely removed, right down to the roof timbers, Water reed is also an ideal material for newly constructed housing or barns, However combed wheat reed should not be ruled out on new builds.

There are exceptional cases where stripping back to the roof timbers may be unavoidable, perhaps because the thatch has been badly neglected or the timber structure has suffered failure. If you have a listed building and stripping to reveal the timber structure is recommended by your thatcher, you will require advice  from the local conservation officer, we at stuart viggers are happy to do this on your behalf.

Stand back and admire the magnificence and splendour of your newly thatched roof. Know that it reflects impeccable quality and devoted workmanship. Appreciate the outstanding natural materials and exquisite finish. And be confident in your choice of industry highly commended master thatchers. It's worth boasting about.