Thatching is highly-skilled work. The quality of the thatcher makes a major contribution, along with the quality of thatching materials, to the appearance and performance of a roof. There are no widely-held or accepted paper qualifications for thatching. The title ‘Master Thatcher’ traditionally means an experienced craftsman. However, it is important to remember this is not regulated by any official body. This means that anyone can call themselves a ‘Master Thatcher’, whether or not they belong to a Master Thatchers’ organisation and whether or not they are an experienced craftsman.
We at Stuart Viggers recommend you choose a good thatcher on recommendation from friends, neighbours or doing a bit of detective work in your local area, and you should ask for estimates from at least 3 thatchers, Please bear in mind that it is only fair that they should all be pricing up for the same work.We also recommend you do a site visit if at all possible, we are more than happy to spend a couple of hours or longer with any potential customer, so come and joins us and then you will know what to expect when your roof is re-thatched, to arrange a visit please fill in the contact form or give us a call.