Archive: October 2017
How is the ridge of a thatched roof protected?
The ridge is the most vulnerable section of a thatched roof and requires more maintenance than the main body of the thatch.
How can I fireproof my thatched roof?
Despite common assumptions, thatch fires are no more likely to occur than conventional roof materials provided the correct precautions are taken. However once thatch does set alight, it spreads rapidly and is more difficult to extinguish. Thatched roofs are also more expensive to replace so fireproofing your thatch can help ensure minimal damage...
What fire precautions should I take for my thatched house?
Thatch is an environmentally friendly, natural material which forms a strong, durable roof. A common presumption for thatched roofs is they have a higher fire risk than conventional roof material. In fact, the likelihood of a thatched roof fire is similar to that of a slate or tile roof. The key difference is w...