Your roof can be thatched with a variety of materials, including long straw, water reed and combed wheat straw, each creating a distinctive style. Many homeowners prefer thatch over conventional roof coverings, as it adds a timeless, rural character to their property.
If you feel your property would benefit from a thatched roof, it's important to choose the right contractor for the job. Some traders carrying out thatching may not be properly trained in the trade and this will reflect in the quality of the finished work. To ensure you make the right choice, you should check for the relevant accreditations before committing.
Over the past 35 years, SJ Eccles & Sons Master Thatchers has provided a professional, reliable service to clients across the UK. We're committed to providing the highest level of service and workmanship.
To meet the criteria, a contractor must demonstrate a high level of competence in thatching. Membership can only be granted through proposal and sponsorship from an accredited member and will be finalised by peer review. As a consumer, this accreditation is your assurance that thatching work will be carried out to the highest standard.
We also support English Heritage, one of the UK's foremost conservation charities. The charity is dedicated to conserving England's period properties and sites of historic importance. Over the years, we've done our part in restoring and re-thatching numerous period buildings throughout the UK using traditional thatching techniques.
As master thatchers, we are able to lend our expertise to a wide array of projects, from modest cottages, to commercial premises, periodic buildings and much more.
If you'd like to learn more about our services, get in touch today.