Thatch Thursday | September 2015

Lead Flashing

Lead flashing is used as a waterproofing join on a thatch roof eg around chimneys and under windows.

Lead Flashings last longer than cement flashings.



#Chimney Fire Safety Week

The Fire Service is doing an excellent job and we are helping to promote Chimney Safety Fire Week.

Make sure your chimney has been swept by a professional before you light it. This is often a requirement of your insurance company too.

Major cause of thatch fires is ejected embers from a chimney so you can reduce this by sweeping regularly through the burning season.


A saddle is the name given to a section of roof which joins a main roof elevation. As shown in the picture, its where a lower section meets the main roof.

A saddle has nothing to do with horses!!

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