Kneelers are worn to protect the thatchers’ knees when working on roofs, from battening to thatching.
They are hardwearing and padded at the front and strapped around the back, previously made of leather but now more modern materials are used.
The pitch of a roof affects its wear and longevity.
A minimum of 45 degree is recommended for best performance.
An interesting design of a Thatched extension over a carport.