Thatch Thursdays | September 2017

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An Arris Rail is a triangular piece of wood used at the eave of a pitched thatched roof to give a ‘kick’ or upstand of around 1-2″ so the first set of bundles have a slight bend and are more securely fixed.

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How long does it take on average to Thatch a roof?

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Apprenticeship training info from Knuston Hall showed that:

A one man band Thatcher with an apprentice should do half a Thatchers square per day. This is based on stripping old material thatching, ridging, wiring and tidying up, the whole job. So a 10 square job should take 20 days – weather permitting!

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What does a Binder do?