Somerset Thatching

Do you live in a thatched cottage and wish to inquire after a company that handles these types of rooftops? If so, you’ve clicked on the right article, as RV Miller are the top Somerset thatching company. Since 1966, we’ve provided expert advice and first-rate services. So, see what we can do for you today by calling us on 01929 462465.

Quality Thatching Somerset Customers Can Always Rely On

A thatched roof can be a gorgeous, eye-catching feature characteristic of countryside properties, so long as it’s maintained correctly. Poorly maintained thatching won’t sport the same aesthetic and won’t keep out water or cold draughts. If you wish to protect your home and keep it looking great all year round, call the top Somerset thatching company today – RV Miller.

Thatching is a specialist trade that should not be attempted by a layman. Here at RV Miller, our professional team has years of experience providing quality repairs and installations of thatching in Somerset. You can count on us to transform the roof of your property into something that will provide you with many years of reliable service.

Proud to Provide Somerset Thatching Services That Deliver

Here at RV Miller, we consider no job too big or small for us to handle. We’re happy to take on any task, from the smallest garden project to the largest barn conversion, and everything else in between. When it comes to thatching, Somerset properties sport two types – wheat and water reed. Aesthetically, there’s very little difference, however, water reed is more durable.

Water Reed

Both types of reed have been used on properties for centuries throughout Somerset. Thatching made from water reed will last in excess of 25 years (45 years with regular maintenance) and is both hard-wearing and durable.

Wheat Reed

Wheat reed is less hard-wearing, with a roof typically lasting around 15 years (25 years with regular maintenance). Wheat reed is used as thatching in Somerset for properties that are not capable of bearing the weight of a water reed rooftop. Sometimes, homeowners will attempt to replace the thatching themselves and end up choosing the wrong type for the job.

By choosing RV Miller, you can rest assured that we’ll select the appropriate reed to ensure a long and productive life for your rooftop.

Water Repellent Coating

Constant exposure to the elements can take its toll on any thatched roof. To ensure the maximum lifespan and performance of your thatching, we recommend opting for our water repellent coating. This waterproofing spray uses Nanotechnology to apply a long-lasting protective barrier, shielding your roof from the following:

  • Mould
  • Moisture Absorption
  • Moss and Algae
  • Slime Build-up
  • Rotting
  • Discolouration

The spray is entirely biodegradable, non-flammable, and non-toxic.

Thatching in Somerset

Repairs and Ridging

To keep your thatching performing at its very best for years to come, it’s imperative that you have it inspected regularly. An inspection will highlight possible areas for concern and address them before they become a real issue. At RV Miller, we’re qualified to carry out a whole host of repairs. We can also replace the ridging too, something which we recommend you look into every ten years.

We’re committed to providing all thatching services under a single roof. So, if your thatched roof requires attention, you’ll know which Somerset thatching company to turn to – RV Miller.

Why Choose Us for Your Thatching in Somerset?

In 1966, RV Miller was founded by Rod Miller, and for the last 50+ years, we’ve been providing specialist thatching services. Based in the Isle of Purbeck, Rod is supported by his stepson, John Tozer, who joined the firm in 1994. Together, the two continue to exceed the expectations of customers all over, becoming the best choice for thatching Somerset has to offer.

As far as Somerset thatching companies go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that beats what we offer. We’re proud members of the National Society of Master Thatchers. But it’s the competitive prices, expert advice, and impeccable workmanship that really set us apart. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers have to say by clicking on our Checkatrade page. Such reviews should convince you that our company is worth calling.

Contact Us

Contact the leading Somerset thatching company now by calling RV Miller today on 01929 462465.