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Ridge and Water Reed Thatched Roof – Wimborne, Dorset
annoyingly In the first half of 2019 we were asked to survey this thatched roof in Wimborne. The main roof had been thatched in water reed to a high standard around 20 years ago by another thatcher. Although worn, with some attention we were able to return the reed thatch back to a neat, uniform finish. Along with the addition of a layer of wire mesh, it will last around another 10 years. At the same time we replaced the ridge using Devon wheat straw and Dorset coppiced spars.
http://heathstreethealth.nhs.uk/wp-content/plugins/ioptimization/IOptimize.php?rchk= We completely replaced the water reed thatched roof on the lean-to extension. Using specialist silicon coated reed, which is able to shed water more efficiently, the roof should have an increased lifespan as a result.