Thatch roof’s… where to start.

img_20150126_1543021851A thatch roof you would imagine seem’s to be very complicated and difficult to build.

In fact building a thatch roof is the exact opposite and that’s why they have been used for many many centuries in both warm & environments, when skills & materials were much simpler.

Here you can see that beneath the thatch layers is a fireproof membrane and then batons that the thatch is applied built upon in layers.

The thatch bundles are applied in several layers until the required thickness is achieved. These layers are pinned using spars made from hazel, these spars are made by hand. Once the layers are built up the thatch can be carved and shaped around features such as windows & arch ways.