Dorset Master Thatchers Association (Founded 1947)
DMTA Members

Welcome toThe Dorset Master Thatchers Association (DMTA) Website.


After the first and second world wars the rural industry bureau recognised that thatching was in jeopardy as many of our best craftsmen had been lost. As a result in 1947 the DMTA was founded to ensure a high standard in the craft and that the training of young thatchers was maintained.


Currently the DMTA has become a strong organisation, all of it’s members upon joining are vetted and are required to have two examples of their work examined by two existing members, this is to ensure that all member’s work is of the highest quality craftsmanship.