What insurance do I need for my thatched house?
Thatched houses and thatched cottages are seen as idyllic properties to live in. Thatched homes are often situated in quiet, rural areas and are more peaceful than the hustle and bustle of a city.
Thatch advice – Chimney safety and maintenance
While it is important to maintain your thatched roof, it is also essential to inspect your chimney regularly to reduce the risk of a thatch fire.
Are animals attracted to thatched roofs?
Thatched roofs are made from natural material such as water reed, combed wheat reed or long straw, which could potentially attract pests.
How long does a thatched roof last?
The lifespan of a thatched roof is mostly dependent on the thatching material used and how well the roof is maintained. It is estimated that a roof will need rethatching anywhere between 15-40 years.
How does a thatched roof remain weather resistant?
Modern thatching methods have made thatch one of the strongest, most durable materials used on roofs today. Thatch is a naturally weather resistant material which is still used on thousands of homes across the UK.