Thatch Thursdays | March 2017

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Question:

What is a spud?

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Answer:

A spud is a longstraw thatching tool used for patching bird holes.

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What is a Thatchers Square?

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A Thatchers Square is a term used as a measurement of an area of a thatched roof. It is, 10 feet X 10 feet i.e 100 Square Feet.

A standard 3-4 bed thatched cottage may have a roof of between 12-17 ‘square’.

 

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What are Flashings?

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