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.
Welcome to SJ Eccles & Sons Master Thatchers, Serving you throughout the UK since 1980.
We are a well-established small, reputable firm of Master Thatchers.
We are based in the heart of the country, in the Midlands, with the will to travel following our occupation throughout the UK, all types of thatching services are undertaken.
We have contracts with Greene King and Everards breweries also insurance and private contracts and have worked closely with English Heritage and The National Trust.
Free roof surveys and quotations are included in our extensive range of services. Thatching advice is at no extra cost, so please do not hesitate to contact Stuart by either phone or email.
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You can expect a thatched roof to last for a long time, with some varieties lasting for 60 years or more, but if you own an older property, the time may be right to get the thatch replaced.
Thatching is one of the more durable roofing materials available, but it can eventually succumb to decay. The damage will not only detract from the character and appearance of your property, but will also leave it exposed to the elements.
If you spot signs of wear and tear on your thatched roof, it's worth calling in the professionals for a second opinion. SJ Eccles & Sons Master Thatchers have re-thatched all manner of properties from small cottages to large period homes.
We can fully or partially re-thatch your property to a high standard, at a competitive price. To ensure the safety of your roof, we recommend and provide a number of effective fireproofing solutions, including aluminium barrier foil, thatchbatts and fire retardant spray. Click here to learn more about our fire protection products.
Sometimes, the most cost effective option would be to have the roof re-thatched from start to finish. We pride ourselves on offering a transparent service, making clients aware of all the options they have, allowing them to make an informed decision.
We're committed to providing the highest standards of workmanship with every project.
If you're considering have your roof re-thatched, your first step should be to give SJ Eccles & Sons a call. We're confident we can restore your roof to its former splendour, at the right price.
Historically, thatched roofing has been used extensively in home construction, thanks to its style and durability. Today, this iconic, quintessentially English style is enjoying a resurgence, with many homeowners choosing it for their new build properties.
However, the once widely practiced skill of thatching has now become a specialist practice. SJ Eccles and Sons is a family-run business offering professional thatching, incorporating traditional techniques. As independent contractors, we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, personal service with the very best in workmanship and value for money. We can lend our services to a wide range of thatching projects including:
To ensure we achieve first-class results for our clients, we only work with the highest quality thatching materials, including combed wheat straw, long straw and water reed. Click here to learn more about the materials we provide.
As part of our service, we offer a free, in-depth survey to assess your requirements. Once we have established your needs, we will offer a competitive quote, without obligation. If you're in need of advice at any stage in your project, we'll be happy to impart our expertise at no extra cost.
Aside from domestic properties, we carry out contract work for the Greene King and Everards breweries. Insurance work is also undertaken.
If you have any enquiries about our thatching services, or re-thatching please don't hesitate to contact us.