Norfolk Reed Thatching




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

                                                   Telephone:- 01223 892861

                                                   Mobile:- 07768 250308









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                                                                                                 Great Gransden ( Cambridgeshire)




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                                           Hayden Royston





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Ousden Suffolk















When thatching in reed it is usual to strip off all the old thatch right back to the rafters & battens.
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The gables and eaves are thatched first

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Bundles of Norfolk reed ready for the roof.

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The reeds are pushed into place by hand

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Then a legett is used to level the reeds .A wood or metal sway and thatching spikes (nails) are used to hold the reeds on to the roof.

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The tops of the reed have to be cut off before the ridge can go on.



















Norfolk Reed has a harder sharper appearance,It is very hard wearing and lasts around 60 years.









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           The roof just before ridging starts


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                                                                                                                                       Ridging



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                                                                                                        Cutting the patterns on the ridge 


   


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