Roof Thatcher in Bournemouth

Are you searching for an experienced, affordable roof thatcher in Bournemouth? Consider your search over now that you’ve discovered RV Miller – a company backed by more than 50 years of experience. We’re one of the few local companies remaining capable of providing the full range of thatching services. Whether you need a new roof or your roof requires a new ridge or urgent repairs, call us today on 01929 462 465.

The Most Experienced Roof Thatcher, Bournemouth Has to Offer 

How Can a Roof Thatcher in Bournemouth Help You? 

You might think that all thatch is the same, but you’d be wrong. Thatched roofs are comprised of reed of which there are two types: water and wheat. These types are not necessarily used interchangeably as some roofs are better suited to one over the other. Both materials are used by our roof thatcher, Bournemouth customers. 

Water Reed

Sourced from Turkey, Romania, and Hungary, water reed is the strongest material of the two, able to withstand the elements far longer than wheat reed. So long as it’s installed by a professional roof thatcher, in Bournemouth, customers have noted roofs lasting as long as 45 years!  

Wheat Reed

Wheat reed, by comparison, is far less durable but it is lighter. Some buildings cannot support a water reed roof for one reason or another. If this is the case than a wheat reed is an excellent, albeit slightly less durable alternative. Still, when installed by our Bournemouth roof thatcher, you can expect your roof to last for up to 25 years with proper maintenance. 

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Repairs and Ridging 

Speaking of proper repairs and maintenance, RV Miller offers two services in this area: repairs and ridging. Your thatch can be damaged by falling debris, trees, and strong winds. Plus, the constant impact from the elements over time can also be a factor. If left unchecked, your roof will let in the cold and damp, leading to mould and rot developing. 

If your roof needs fixing, call our roof thatcher in Bournemouth right away. They’ll pinpoint any issues and get them rectified in no time. And if a new roof is needed, they’ll advise you accordingly. Likewise, we recommend having the ridging re-done every ten years or so to preserve the look and integrity of your roof. Come to RV Miller for this as we provide a range of styles, from plain to ornate. 

To summarise, services offered by us include: 

  • Maintenance 
  • Repairs 
  • Ridging 
  • Waterproofing Spray 
  • Installations 
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Why Choose Our Bournemouth Roof Thatcher? 

Founded in 1966, RV Miller holds true to the values on which the company was first established around. We’re one of the longest-serving thatching companies in the county, a fact that we’re immensely proud of. And as one of the longest-serving companies, we’re confident you won’t find a roof thatcher in Bournemouth that matches our skill and expertise. 

When you come to us for thatching services, you’ll always receive honest and impartial advice as well as a fair price for our services. And only our team will carry out the work, so you can derive complete peace of mind that you’ve chosen the best roof thatcher, Bournemouth has to offer. 

No job is too big or small for us to take on; regardless of your request or budget, know that we have you covered. And if you’re still not yet convinced that we’re the thatching company to call, check out our gallery page. 



An important part of maintaining your thatch roof is to ensure the ridge is replaced approximately every ten years.


Small regular repairs and inspections should be carried out to keep your thatch roof well maintained which will ensure a longer life span.


We can offer advice on all aspects of thatching including thatch surveys, insurance reports, fireproofing and listed buildings.

Contact Us 

To make enquiries with a trusted, reputable roof thatching in Bournemouth, call RV Miller today on 01929 462 465, email us at or fill out our online contact form.