Long Straw Thatching



















Brian & Tom Mizon
Master Thatchers
Whinwillow
Horseheath
Cambridgeshire
CB21 4QR

Telephone:- 01223 892861

Mobile:- 07768 250308















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The Mizon Family have been thatching in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex  for a number of generations.  Brian has been a thatcher for over 35 years, he works with his son Tom who is also an accomplished  thatcher and a skillful straw animal maker.
Thatching in Long Straw,Norfolk Reed and repairing the thatched cottages in and around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex they are kept busy.

If you are looking for a free estimate or advice on your thatched roof please contact us.

Tel:-   01223 892861  or email  brian.mizon@hotmail.co.uk

Maybe you would just like a straw animal, if so, please click the link below.

 http://www.thestrawstore.com/ 

     

 










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                          Thatching in Streetly End  Cambridgeshire                                                 



Most of the thatched cottages in Cambridgeshire are thatched in long straw.






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                                                                                             Cowlinge (Suffolk)           


                     For thatching in Great Eversden click here    http://www.the-eversdens.co.uk/scenes1/thatchweb/index.htm 







As Cambridgeshire was mainly a wheat growing area long straw was a most common roof covering.












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                                                                 Shudy Camps ( One of the oldest cottages in Cambridgeshire)






Long straw gives a much softer appearance than reed, and is well suited to smaller thatched cottages in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk & Essex.









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                                           Duddenhoe End Essex






The roof pitch of a long straw thatch should be approximately 50 degrees, so the water runs off very quickly. A long straw roof would normally last  20 to 25 years.










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                                                               Steeple Bumpstead                    



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 Coton ( Cambridgeshire )


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      Over ( Cambridgeshire )                        

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                                                Thatch Tips

  • Keep tall trees away from your thatch.  The drips and the damp environment wear the thatch prematurely.
  • Moss is a sign of dampness.  It is advisable to not let moss build up.  Have the moss removed by a Thatcher.
  • It is said that a strip of copper wire keeps moss at bay.
  • Do not let clematis and trailing plants on the thatch.
  • A television aerial man can cause a lot of damage to a thatched roof.  Where possible site your aerial away from the roof.
  •  If you have your cottage painted ask the painter not to move the wire netting as they seldom put it back properly. 
  • If you are having your roof  re-thatched or repaired it is a good idea to have the chimney checked and if necessary re-pointed first.


     
    For Long Straw Thatching in progress click the link below

http://www.miltonvillage.org.uk/php/bin/readarticle.php?articlecode=432





                                     

                                                                                                                   

                                               
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