How Thatch Works...
Thatch is best described as a thick insulating and breathable roofing membrane made from dry plant material that effectively sheds rainwater, sleet and snowMore Info
Advantages of a Thatched Roof...
Believe it or not, thatch is an incredibly durable material and depending on the type of thatch you haveMore Info
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.
Become a Member
Any thatcher, or thatching firm, based in Dorset, and, whose business is the whole or part-time thatching of buildings shall be eligible for membershipJoin Now
How Thatch Works
Thatch is best described as a thick insulating and breathable roofing membrane made from dry plant material that effectively sheds rainwater, sleet and snow...More
Causes of Damage
If you have a thatched roof you must have a re-thatch around every 20 years depending on the type of thatch you have. If you don’t have a full re-thatch then your roof can...More
Thatched Roof Benefits
Thatch is an incredibly durable material depending on the type and is a natural insulator that will keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winterMore
We have a membership of approx 30 skilled Thatchers based across Dorset. If you would like to find a Master Thacthers new you please visit our members directoryFind a Thatcher