Questions and answers for architects, builders and prospective owners of thatched properties
What is thatch?
How does thatch keep weather out?
Why don't most thatch roofs have gutters?
Can I have gutters?
How thick is thatch?
Why are some roofs a lot thicker than this?
Is it the case the thicker the thatch the better?
How long does a thatch roof stay new looking?
How long does a thatch roof last?
Will a roof require any maintenance?
Does a thatch roof attract mice, vermin, and spiders?
Does it catch fire easily?
Can the materials be
Can I have real fires?
How is thatch fixed to a roof?
Can any roof be thatched?
I have an existing roof that I want to strip of tile and have thatched. What special construction features should I be looking at?
I have a roof that is not quite 45 degrees, how long will it last if it was thatched?
What about lead work?
How much does thatch weigh?
How does a thatch roof compare to the cost of other roofs?
How long will it take?
Is there much mess?
Is thatch a good insulator?