Thatch Ridging Bridport

Does your home have a roof comprised of thatch? Are you situated in Bridport? Then you’re in luck as when it comes to thatching, no one knows more about thatched roofs than RV Miller. Established in 1966, we’ve been providing exceptional thatching services for nearly 60 years. With a loyal workforce of in-house trained thatchers to call on, we are confident we can assist you with any aspect of your thatched roof. 


That includes the ridging, which you should have replaced once every ten years. If your ridging is looking old and worn, make sure to give our experts a call on 01929 462465. 

Thatching Services Across Dorset  

Thatching is an art that dates back centuries, and roofs consisting of thatch were once found throughout the country. As time has moved on, thatched roofs have largely been supplanted by modern roofing systems. Yet the art is still very much alive, and many buildings still sport a thatched roof. Unfortunately, finding companies these days that offer affordable, reliable thatching services can be tricky.


That’s where RV Miller comes in. We’re a family-run business that’s been in the thatching industry for nearly 60 years. We provide a wide range of services, from installing thatched roofs to repairing damaged roofs and installing new ridging. If your thatch ridging, Bridport customers, has seen better days, we’re the experts to call!

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Our Thatch Ridging Services in Bridport  

The ridge is the very top of the thatched roof and sits at the apex of the roof, where it protects the final line of fixings and the top course of thatch. In this sense, ridging is as much for practical benefits as it is for aesthetic reasons. Ridges usually come in a variety of styles, from basic to more ornate styles. You also have two different types of riding – block and flush.


Block ridging sits on top of the roof and is usually several inches thick. It may be a straight cut or patterned (ornamental). A flush ridge, also called a turnover, wrapover, or buttup ridge sits flush with the main coatwork. These are often decorated with a spar pattern and are commonly associated with Longstraw roofs. Ridges are often made using either straw or water reed.


Whatever ridge your property happens to have, if it’s around ten years since it was last replaced, you’d be wise to give us a call. We can replace any ridge in any style.

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Why Choose RV Miller For your Thatching Needs?

RV Miller was established in 1966 by Rod Miller. Today the company is run by Rod’s stepson, John Tozer, who, like his stepfather, is a proud member of the National Society of Master Thatchers (NSMT) and the Dorset Master Thatchers Association (DMTA). They lead a team of professional, in-house trained thatchers who are the best Bridport has to offer.


Whether your thatch roof has seen better days and needs replacing, the ridge has reached the end of its life, or your roof has been damaged, we’re here to help. While thatching might not be the widespread art it once was, we feel that’s no reason to charge a fortune for our services. We love the culture and aesthetic of thatched roofs and want to do our part to keep this tradition alive.


So, if you’re searching for an accredited team of thatchers, look no further than RV Miller.

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Other Thatch Services We provide

Here at RV Miller, we provide a wide range of thatching services that are available to customers throughout Bridport. These include:


  • Thatch Roof Replacements
  • Thatch Roof Repairs
  • Advice on Thatch Surveys, Insurance Reports, Fireproofing, and Listed Buildings
  • Waterproofing
  • And More!


If you would like to find out more, you need only get in touch with RV Miller by using any of the contact details listed below.



They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is precisely why we’ve included a link to our gallery. There you can see our thatching team in action. Before you call, you might want to take a look to see what we can do for you.

Contact RV Miller for Thatch Ridging in Bridport

For all your thatching requirements, you need only call RV Miller. We’re the best when it comes to installing and repairing thatch, as we’ve many years of experience providing this service to our customers. The ridging is one of the most important parts of any thatched roof, so it’s important you get it changed whenever it is necessary. 


If you require assistance with your thatch and would like to get in touch with our Bridport team, pick up the phone and call RV Miller today on 01929 462465. You can also get in touch using a written method. Simply complete our online contact form or email