A recent project done by our amazing Tom Whiteley Thatching team. Refurbishing followed by re-ridging using top quality combed Wheat-Read.
The boys prepared the new job by removing the old wire and ridge. They then cleaned and re-fixed the thatched elevation where necessary. Then they moved onto building a new substantial ridge on the whole of the cottage. All the lead work on the chimney is re-dressed to create a water proof seal. Finally new wire netting is held in place and the boys finish up by clearing all debris.
Refurbishing thatch ensures natural ventilation to the outer surface of the thatch to increase the longevity of the existing roof.
The cottage is looking beautiful and tidy!