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Three Counties Master Thatchers


Using only the finest water reed, combed wheat reed or long straw, we focus on delivering an outstanding service to all our customers across Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Long ago a thatched roof was deemed ‘the poor man’s roof’, how ironic then that now a thatched roof is normally found on the most beautiful houses.

Why Three Counties Master Thatchers ?

At Three Counties Master Thatchers we understand that you own a piece of history and that the care and attention to detail of your roof is paramount. Matthew Anderson, proprietor of Three Counties Master Thatchers, is a skilled Master Thatcher and has been thatching for well over 20 years. Qualified in all aspects of thatching, Matthew is passionate about the work he does for his customers and was trained under award winning thatchers.

Thatching services

At Three Counties Master Thatchers we undertake all aspects of thatching work on all types of buildings – cottages, houses, garages, outbuildings, etc. We provide our customers with the full range of thatching services from small ridge repairs to full re-thatches.

Combed and stripped before we take delivery of it, this wheat-based straw is laid and dressed into place on the roof with hazel spars, crooks or screw tie fixings, and finished with wire meshing to give it a well groomed and rounded finish.
Prepared on the ground and laid long on the roof with hazel sparring, this wheat or rye-based straw is cut and threshed in a drum before we take delivery of it, and finished on the roof with wire mesh.
Studier and long-lasting reed held in place on the roof with screw-fixes and metal rods, and grown in familiar places like the Norfolk Marshy estuaries, water reed is placed and dressed on the roof and the ridge is finished with wire mesh.

We offer the following services in the aforementioned thatch varieties:

  • Ridge repairs
  • Re-ridging (Ridge replacement)
  • Coat-work repairs
  • Thatch fire retardant

  • Assistance with local authority planning on listed properties and new builds

  • Complete re-thatch

  • Surveys and reports for buying or selling thatched properties for insurance purposes

A selection of recent work

“We are both very pleased with our new roof and feel cosy and safe beneath it. Let’s hope that no local squirrels get to experience that feeling again!!”

Alan & Robina Casey, Cookham

“Thank you so much for the wonderful work you carried out on our roof. We were so impressed by your attitude towards your work and the care you took to make it perfect for us. All our neighbours have commented on how good it looks.”

Mr Walter, Wiltshire

“Thank you for working out in all weathers to get our roof finished in time for Christmas. It looked magical with all the Christmas lights up.”

Mr Gardiner, Bucklebury

“We were extremely happy with all aspects of the service provided. The thatching work was finished to a high standard, with minimal mess and on time, despite exceptionally cold weather. We would recommend Matthew without hesitation.”

Mrs Lowsley-Williams & Mrs Bamford, Hampshire

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