Are you the proud owner of a cottage with a beautiful thatched roof? If so, you’ll no doubt be aware that such roofs come with certain maintenance requirements. Here at R.V. Miller Ltd, we’re a Dorset roof thatching company with more than 50 years’ experience to call on. For top-notch results, give our team a call now on 01929 462465 and speak to either John Tozer or the man himself – Rod Miller.
The Best Choice for Roof Thatching Dorset Has to Offer
Thatched roofs are a symbol of the gorgeous countryside with reed being the material often chosen instead of materials such as tile and slate. The reason being is that thatched roofs lend themselves well to their surroundings by being softer, more natural-looking. The trade-off is that they require regular maintenance to keep them looking this way. To make matters worse, it can be tough trying to find a reputable Dorset roof thatching company.
It’s true that thatching is an art that is rapidly disappearing. There are a lot fewer thatching companies around today than there was a century or more ago. Thankfully, R.V. Miller Ltd is one such company, and our reputation speaks for itself. You only have to look at projects such as Church Knowle, Hambury Bottom and Turners Puddle to know that we’re the right choice for roof thatching in Dorset.
Our Dorset Roof Thatching Service
Here at R.V. Miller Ltd, we’re here for all your thatching requirements. Whether you’re calling us up about your home, a garden project or barn conversion, you can trust that we can deal with all kinds of roof thatching. Dorset customers have flocked to us for many years, and for a good reason. We always deliver outstanding results at highly competitive prices.
When you call us up, we’ll arrange a time to come visit your property to carry out a survey of your roof. Whether you need a new roof or to have your existing one refurbished, we have you covered. At R.V. Miller Ltd, we use two different types of reed in our work – water reed and wheat reed. Aesthetically the two are very similar.
Water reed is stronger, however, with a well-maintained roof lasting between 25 and 45 years. Dorset roof thatching comprised of wheat reed will only usually last between 15 and 25 years if well-maintained. Wheat reed is typically used in situations where the roofing system is unable to bear the weight or strain of a heavier option made using water reed.
Our team are more than capable of advising you on the right type of reed for your rooftop. Once we’ve assessed the work required, you’ll be supplied with a free, no-obligation quote to have your roof thatching in Dorset taken care of.
Repairs and Ridging
If your roof requires patching up instead of replacing outright, you’ll want to enquire about our repairs service. We can tackle roofs in all stages of disrepair, from ones that have suffered minor damage to rooftops that have been caved in by falling tree. Check out our repairs page to see previous examples of roofs that we’ve worked on.
Our Dorser roof thatching team can also turn their hand to your ridging too. We recommend that you have your ridging replaced every ten years or so. From ornate block to plain flush, we’ll ensure that the ridging on your property remains true to its original design.