Thatch Thursdays | June 2017

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Thatch usually weighs approx 5 – 7lbs per sq foot or 24 – 34kg/M2.

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Do thatched roofs have gutters?

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Usually there are no gutters on thatch except sometimes bespoke ones are made for particular problem areas e.g over porches or where there is potential for water damage.

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What is the usual distance between Thatching Battens?

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Thatching Battens are usually 10 inch centres e.g for wheat reeds, although it can be bigger i.e Water reed up to 15 inches.