Thatch Roof Repairs Salisbury, Andover & Winchester

Steven Hewlett and his brothers are the third generation of their family to work as master thatchers.

Call Steve today on 01980 611 880 or 07790 020 917

Member of the National Society of Master Thatchers

Professional thatched roof repairs in Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset

We are specialists in traditional & historical thatched roof restorations

The charm of a thatched roof is eternal, but there comes a time when the thatch needs to be renewed or repaired. Steven Hewlett Thatchers Limited, Master Thatchers based in Salisbury, Wiltshire,  specialise in keeping thatch up to scratch across the county and into Hampshire and Dorset. We’ll assess your roof and provide a free estimate for re-thatching, thatching repairs or thatching a new build, whether your home is a thatched cottage or a grand thatched country house.

We provide thatching services and thatched roof repairs across the South West of England including thatching in Dorset, thatching in Hampshire, thatching in the New Forest, thatching in Somerset & thatching in Wiltshire.

Signs your thatched roof needs a repair

There will be various signs that your thatched roof will need attending to and repairing. It is crucial, for the health of your thatched roof, to regularly check for any discrepancies or damage. It’s particularly important to pay attention to any changes between seasons such as Winter and Summer when the weather can go from one extreme to the other. Symptoms of a thatch roof in need of repair include visible netting and fixings on the ridge, where the thatch has degraded. Visible lines and dips in the thatch are also key indications of decay. Depending on the property, the lead or cement flashings will need to be checked for signs of cracking and detaching.

How long does a thatched roof last?

There are many things that can determine the life expectancy of your thatched roof. How long a thatch lasts will vary upon multiple factors such as the pitch of the roof – the angle of the slope. Another significant factor is the location of the property, the geographical area plays a big part in the longevity of the thatched roof. Humidity, rain, winds, drought and more affect the condition of the materials that form the thatch. The biggest factor in the lifespan of a thatched roof is the materials. Accounting for proper maintenance water reed will last roughly 25 to 40+ years, combed wheat reed will last approximately 25 to 35 years, longstraw will last around 15 to 25 years, and ridge will last 10 to 15 years.

Thatch Repair locations

Stephen Hewlett Thatchers Limited offer excellent thatched roof repair services across the South of England. Our customers are raving about our Master Thatcher work, servicing and maintaining thatch roofs of various ages and conditions across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, and New Forest. If you live in any of these areas, get in touch today to discuss how we can make the most of your thatched roof’s potential.

Quality thatched roof materials

As members of the National Society of Master Thatchers we source only the best traditional thatching materials: Long straw, combed wheat straw, water reed or Norfolk reed. We’re expert at repairing old thatched roofs, or installing new ones, and have a proud reputation for excellent workmanship. A well-thatched roof is resilient to the weather, long-lasting and environmentally friendly.

We are experienced in working with thatched roofs made of various materials such as:

  • Long straw
  • Combed wheat straw
  • Water reed
  • Norfolk reed
For any queries or additional information on our thatching roof services, contact us today.
 

Signs your thatched roof needs a repair

There will be various signs that your thatched roof will need attending to and repairing. It is crucial, for the health of your thatched roof, to regularly check for any discrepancies or damage. It’s particularly important to pay attention to any changes between seasons such as Winter and Summer when the weather can go from one extreme to the other. Symptoms of a thatch roof in need of repair include visible netting and fixings on the ridge, where the thatch has degraded. Visible lines and dips in the thatch are also key indications of decay. Depending on the property, the lead or cement flashings will need to be checked for signs of cracking and detaching.

How long does a thatched roof last?

There are many things that can determine the life expectancy of your thatched roof. How long a thatch lasts will vary upon multiple factors such as the pitch of the roof – the angle of the slope. Another significant factor is the location of the property, the geographical area plays a big part in the longevity of the thatched roof. Humidity, rain, winds, drought and more affect the condition of the materials that form the thatch. The biggest factor in the lifespan of a thatched roof is the materials. Accounting for proper maintenance water reed will last roughly 25 to 40+ years, combed wheat reed will last approximately 25 to 35 years, longstraw will last around 15 to 25 years, and ridge will last 10 to 15 years.

Thatch Repair locations

Stephen Hewlett Thatchers Limited offer excellent thatched roof repair services across the South of England. Our customers are raving about our Master Thatcher work, servicing and maintaining thatch roofs of various ages and conditions across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, and New Forest. If you live in any of these areas, get in touch today to discuss how we can make the most of your thatched roof’s potential.

Thatching repairs in Wiltshire, Dorset & Hampshire

To keep your pretty, rustic thatched roof in tip-top condition and avoid expensive, extensive thatching repairs, we recommend you take advantage of our annual inspection service. We cover all the southern English counties. Our services include professional thatched roof repairs such as re-ridging, as well as wire netting protection against the infiltration of vermin, and fire-retardant barriers can also be installed.

 
With annual inspections you can avoid expensive thatching repairs. We cover all areas in Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and southern counties.

Steven Hewlett Thatchers Limited offer quality thatched roof maintenance and repairs across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Dorset. Contact our experienced roof thatchers in Salisbury today.