New Forest Thatch Ridging

New Forest Thatch Ridging

Do you need a quality New Forest thatch ridging service? We have over 40 years’ experience in thatch roofing and ridging. Your thatched roof is the frame of your home, so make sure you choose the best ridging service to keep it looking its best.

What is thatch ridging?

The ridge is a coat of supple straw or reed fixed along the apex to bind the roof. It is there to take the brunt of harsh weather conditions and to protect the rest of the thatch. To ensure a thatched roof is well maintained, the ridge should be replaced approximately every 10 years. During a re-ridging job, we will typically tidy up the edges of the roof, remove moss, and carry out any minor repairs.

Professional ridging keeps a property looking smart and enhances the rural, traditional appearance of your thatched roof. Thatch ridging can be tailored to suit the tastes of the customer and, at R. V. Miller, we offer the following styles:

  • Plain flush
  • Block
  • Ornate
  • Wrap-over
  • Butt up

Why choose our New Forest thatch ridging service?

With a team of 8 established thatchers and talented apprentices, we are one of the largest thatching firms in the UK. We are a Check-a-Trade approved company, and have received excellent reviews from previous customers regarding our workmanship, reliability, and courtesy. Additionally, we hold a membership with the National Society of Master Thatchers, one of the most renowned organisations in the industry.

Each of our thatchers is highly-trained and has earned relevant qualifications in thatching and thatch ridging. Over the past four decades, we have carried out thatch ridging on a wide range of New Forest properties, from cottages to barns. By going the extra mile in every job we do, we have established a strong reputation throughout the New Forest for our thatching and ridging services.

As experts in the trade, we specialise in all aspects of roof thatching including water repellent coating and repairs. No matter which thatching service you require, it will be completed to the highest standard when you choose R. V. Miller. If you require any advice regarding your thatched roof such as fireproofing or insurance, do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help.


To see some examples of the quality thatch ridging we have completed for previous New Forest customers, take a look at our gallery.

Contact us

If your New Forest home is due for a thatch ridging replacement, contact R. V. Miller on 01929 462465 or 07786 981590. You can also send an email to to find out more about our services.