Re-thatching Experts

Whether you have a commercial thatched property that needs re-thatching, or you’re a domestic builder needing to add a thatched roof for a new build, we can help.

Full re-thatching by master craftsmen

Re-thatching services

Over time, every thatched roof needs to be re-thatched. The frequency of re-thatching depends on the type of reed your thatched roof has. For example, if your roof is made of water reed, it can last between 25-40 years, whereas combed wheat reed will last you around 18-25 years.
When rethatching your property we replace all the eaves with new ones rather than thatching over the top. This reduces the weight and strain on your cottage as well as creating a better look from beneath. If required we are able to tackle minor timber works ourselves whether replacing or modifying. We are also able to arrange for major timber work to be undertaken if needed. We always ensure one coat is stripped and replaced. We don’t thatch over the top of the existing reed as this adds a considerable amount of weight which could damage your property, especially if it is a listed building and of age. Once thatched with a ridge in your choice of style, we then net the entire cottage (on all materials including water reed) to help prevent rodent and bird damage. We always complete with a final tidy of the property to leave you to admire your new roof.

Why choose us?

  • Master Thatchers
  • Family-run business (No sub-contractors!)
  • High standard workmanship
  • High-grade materials guaranteed to last
  • Comprehensive thatching service
  • Fully insured
  • Governed by the National Society of Master Thatchers
  • A heritage of over 300 years!

Have a look at our gallery to see some images of our previous projects, as well as informational videos. To discuss your requirements or for a free, no-obligation quote, contact us today.

Contact us to discuss our services or to request an estimate today.

Mike Bartlett and Sons offers home thatching services to customers throughout, Fordingbridge, Salisbury, New Forest, Burley, Stockbridge, Ringwood, Lymington, Blandford, Romsey & Surrounding areas (Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire). From new thatched roof installations to full re-thatching, you can rely on us for all types of thatching work.

01725 728 132
07831 865 302


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Downton SP53JQ

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