A Quick trim around the edges

new-straw

With the new thatch added it requires an experienced hand to add a little finess and finish a beautifully sculpted roof. Here you can see out Master Thatcher Luke sculpting the roof around the window frames.

shaping-window02Once the layers of thatch have been built up in the time honored tradition they are then sculpted by hand using a very large and extremely sharp Eave knife. This is then finished off using clippers to create those gorgeous window apertures. There’s no cutting corners (forgive the pun) using mechanical tools these guys really are sculptors and use a natural material that will last many many years to come.

shaping-window01If you have any questions about thatching please don’t hesitate to contact us on email or give us a call.