Mark Allsop Thatching provides free, no obligation quotes & impartial advice on any job, large or small
Expert, full re-thatches of all types of thatched property, completed to the very highest standards
Re-ridging, patching, repairs, maintenance and ongoing advice to prolong the life of your thatch
Locally grown, high quality straw harvested by myself available for sale
Friendly and professional service throughout Pewsey, Wiltshire and surrounding areas
Competitive pricing on all jobs, without compromising on quality
Mark was very helpful in minimising disruption for our neighbours, and also took great care to tidy around the property once the work was complete. He is a very approachable individual, and does a thoroughly professional job.
Having used Mark Allsop to thatch our property in Autumn 2014, I can thoroughly recommend him. He provided a written quotation quickly, did the work when he said he would, and completed it within the timescale he originally indicated.
Commonly used locally, Long Straw is no longer than straw that is combed out, but the term comes from the fact you can see lengths of straw down the roof with both heads and butts showing.
Combed Wheat Reed is applied with all the butts facing down the roof so you only see the tips and it has a much neater look. It also has no spar pattern at the bottom.
Plain wrap over ridges are traditional in Wiltshire, whilst the block ridge, either plain or with pattern, originates from mainly Water Reed areas. Whatever your thatched property requires, I can help.