A Handbook for Owners, Thatchers and Conservators
Hardback 160pp Illustrated 245x188mm
9781847973214   Product Code: 19150
The prevention of fires and the sustainable sourcing of traditional straw and reed varieties are significant challenges to the craft of thatching today, but its environmental credentials and attractive appearance have nevertheless led to a rise in its popularity. This practical book explains the different types of thatch and how it is laid and examines every aspect of its practical application to housing, including assessments of how to manage and maintain a roof and conservation and planning issues.