Thatch Thursdays | October 2017

Here are our Thatch Thursdays for October 2017.  You can see the questions and answers on thatch and thatching What about Binders, breathability of thatch or eaves and gables?  Increase your knowledge or just reaffirm what you already knew.

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A Binder cuts and binds the standing corn into sheaves, ready for Hyling (or Stocking).

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Why does a Thatched roof need to breathe?

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Thatch needs to breathe as it is a natural material and needs air flow to reduce moisture and mould which can cause degradation. Allowing it to breathe maximises lifespan. Roof designers, insulation and fire boarding installations need to bear this in mind.

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What is a rolled barge or gable?