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How to Thatch a Roof ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Dickie Wright, from RJ Wright and Son, Master Family Thatchers, explains the key elements to thatching a roof, as he demonstrates his skills at the Royal Bath & West Show. Dickie tells us how this work has been a family tradition for over 8 generations and he shares his delight and pride that there are currently 3 generations working this way. We hear about the processes involved, the minimal equipment needed and the benefits of using combed wheat reed as we see the obvious expertise and passion Dickie has for thatching. http://www.rjwrightthatchers.co.uk/ http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 12 April, 2018

12 comments so far

April 12, 2018

Nice intro. Could easily be an hour plus. Would really enjoy more detail. Thanks for sharing.

Shane K
April 12, 2018

Most impressive unibrow ever.

Daniel Matthews
April 12, 2018

In japan they would call that family a living treasure.

April 13, 2018

Might be my horrendous insomnia but I found this even more incredibly fascinating than normal. That magnificent monolith of a brow certainly helped things!

Lance Uppercut
December 10, 2018

Thatch roof is wonderful to live under except for the fire risk when lightning is about

Loren Axberg
January 31, 2019

I want to learn thatching! And I would love to find a grass that I can grow locally to recreate this in my region combined with earth-technologies construction methods. Hopefully I'll make it to England someday and find a company that won't mind me trailing and learning. Dear god, please let us not lose this beautiful technique and craftsmanship!!!

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Ross Hunter
March 19, 2019

I'm sure you could pull it off with some home made straw. I'm thinking of giving it a try on a small structure.

Loren Axberg
March 27, 2019


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