Thatch Repair Dorset

Are you dealing with a thatched roof that’s seen better days? Is the roof letting in cold air or, worse, leaking? Has your roof been damaged during a storm or by something falling on it? Then you’ll need to seek out a company to handle the repairs. Most roofing companies nowadays are not equipped to repair thatched roofs and some that do often charge a small fortune. 

In RV Miller, you have found a reputable, affordable company that’s equipped to provide a bevvy of thatch repair services at highly competitive rates. Our team have much experience restoring thatched roofs in various stages of disrepair. Whether your roof has a small leak or has been caved in by a falling tree, rest assured that you can count on us to rectify the situation. We can even replace your roof if necessary. 

To make enquiries and to request a FREE, no-obligation quotation, call RV Miller today on 01929 462465. 

The Best Choice for Repairs to Thatching in Bridport 

Thatched cottages have long symbolised the gorgeously quaint aspects of the British countryside. While thatching largely fell out of favour with the introduction of modern roofing materials, it’s made somewhat of a resurgence in recent years. Yet thatched roofs require specialist skills to install, maintain, and repair. If a thatched roof should become damaged, it will no longer be weathertight and could even become structurally unsafe. 

At RV Miller, we recommend having your roof regularly inspected to address any underlying issues and maintain it in excellent working condition. And should the need arise, we’re here to repair your roof if it becomes damaged. Bear in mind that not all issues are immediately apparent, so pay close attention to the following: 

  • Fixings Showing Through the Thatch  
  • Hollows or Lines in the Thatch  
  • Wire Netting Raised Along the Edges  
  • Net Patches Under the Eaves  
  • Moss and Lichen Growing on the Thatch  
  • Flashings Peeling Away 

If you’re at all in doubt, then give us a call – better to be safe than sorry. We can repair damage caused by falling objects, adverse weather, general wear and tear, etc. We can even handle cases involving fire damage, though depending on how widespread the damage is, we may suggest a replacement instead. 

Whatever the case may be, trust RV Miller to provide you with honest and reliable advice and services. 

Thatch Repair Dorset

How Often Should Thatching be Replaced?  

This depends on various factors, such as the material used to thatch the roof. Wheat reed, for instance, is lightweight and has a lifespan of around 15-25 years. Water reed, on the other hand, is heavier duty and boasts a lifespan of around 25-45 years. Other factors that will affect this include the skill of the original thatcher, the quality of the materials used, and the pitch and aspect of the roof. 

We’ll always endeavour to preserve your current roof and only suggest a replacement if repairs are no longer economically feasible. 

Why Choose RV Miller to Look After Your Property’s Thatched Roof? 

RV Miller is one of the leading thatching specialists operating here in Bridport. Rod Miller founded the business nearly 60 years ago, back in 1966. Over the last six decades, the business has gone from strength to strength. Today, Rod’s stepson, John Tozer, continues to deliver the great service on which RV Miller was built. This ensures a sense of continuity for lifelong customers and serves as an attractive prospect for newcomers too. 

What we don’t know about thatching isn’t worth knowing. We know of all the tried and tested methods of installing, repairing, and maintaining thatched roofs. We possess all the right equipment and tools and always come prepared for the job at hand. We always put the needs of our customers first, but if you’re still not entirely convinced, consider that we’re proud members of the National Society of Master Thatchers (NSMT). 

Membership of the NSMT is contingent on us satisfying the highest industry standards in terms of both service and affordability. So, whether you need your roof replaced, fixed, would like to switch to a thatched roof, need the ridging looked at or require something else from us, you need only call.   


If you’d like to see what our team is capable of before you call, you’ll find a splendid selection of images in our gallery. 

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If your property is one of the many properties in Bridport that still have thatched roofs, you’ll want to keep our number handy. Thatching is a time-honoured craft that most roofing companies don’t practice nowadays. As such, finding a reliable thatching specialist can be tricky, but rest assured that if you call RV Miller, you’ve already saved yourself a lot of hassle.  

You should be convinced that we’re our company is the one to call, whether your roof needs replacing, fixing, or renovating. Our team are experts at working on thatched roofs and will ensure that any damage is put right and that your roof is restored to full working order. Our repairs are comprehensive, affordably priced, and completed to a high standard. 

To enquire further, call RV Miller today on 01929 462465. If you’d prefer to get in touch using a written method, just fill out our online contact form or email