Thatch Roofing in Dorset

Is your thatch in need of a major overhaul? If so, give R.V. Miller a call today on 01929 462465 and discuss your Dorset thatch roofing requirements with our specialist team. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, our skilled thatchers are experts at installing and fixing rooftops for buildings of all shapes and sizes. For the best thatch roofing in Dorset, speak to our team now.

The best choice for thatch roofing Dorset has seen

Thatch Roofing in Dorset

A thatched roof is seen by many as a symbol of the British countryside and a wonderful way to imbue any property with a quaint and rustic charm. Unlike traditional roofs, the art of thatching is a carefully honed skill that takes years of practice to fully master. Here at R.V. Miller, we are one of the few companies around that excel at providing truly exceptional thatch roofing in Dorset.

If incorrectly installed, a thatch roof will be prone to leaking and will likely leave your property feeling cold and cause your energy bills to soar. The roof will also degrade faster meaning that in just a few short years you’ll have to pay to have everything put right. With such a large investment as your property on the line, you need the experts, and as the finest choice for thatch roofing Dorset has to offer, you won’t find a better company anywhere else.

What can our Dorset thatch roofing specialists do for you?

Here at R.V. Miller, we cater to a wide range of requirements with thatch roofing in Dorset that is suitable for a vast array of projects. From a small garden building or a medium-sized country dwelling to a large barn conversion, no job is too big or small for us to handle. Before we proceed with any project, we will first arrange to meet with you to discuss your requirements in further detail.

Our team will complete a full survey of your property in which we will measure up the roof space to tailor Dorset thatch roofing that fits like a glove. We will also carefully assess the structure of your building, as this is important in deciding the type of reed to use for your thatched roof. You can learn more about the two main types that we use below:

Water Reed

As a material, Water Reed has been used for many years across a wide range of properties. Water Reed is perfect for thatch roofing in Dorset as it provides many qualities that make it both durable and affordable. A typical Water Reed roof will last anywhere from 25-45 years, however, due to the weight of Water Reed, certain properties may not be able to support a roof consisting of it.

Wheat Reed

For buildings that are unable to support Water Reed, Wheat Reed is a fantastic alternative. In terms of aesthetics and performance, the two materials are virtually indistinguishable with Wheat Reed seeing as much use as a thatch roofing Dorset material as Water Reed. If maintained correctly, a typical Wheat Reed roof will last anywhere from 15-25 years, and its light weight makes it ideal for properties with weaker supporting walls.

Once we have selected the right material for your thatch roofing in Dorset, our team will go to work. R.V. Miller handles all of the heavy lifting, and you can expect the following services provided as standard:

  • Design  Thatch Roofing in Dorset
  • Bespoke Quotation
  • Delivery of materials and equipment
  • Installation
  • Honest and impartial advice
  • Site clean-up

Water Repellent Coating

To ensure a long life for your Dorset thatch roofing, R.V. Miller provides outstanding water repellent coatings for all new and refurbished thatched rooftops. Using the latest Nanotechnology, the coating is designed to penetrate deep down into the thatch to provide complete protection from mould, moss, algae, slime build-up, rotting, discolouration and moisture absorption.

The water repellent coating supplied by us is 100% biodegradable, non-flammable and non-toxic and is entirely water based. This means that you can have us treat your roof without worrying about toxic chemicals harming your health or the environment. All this will ensure that your thatch roofing in Dorset lasts for many years to come.

Thatched Roof Repairs

In addition to the being the most exceptional choice for installing thatch roofing Dorset has to offer, we are also the best choice for refurbishing thatched roofs too. We can carry out routine inspections and will identify any potential issues before they become serious problems. Our team will even check and replace the ridging – a process that we recommend is carried out once every ten years.

For more information about our thatch roofing Dorset services, feel free to speak with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

What makes R.V. Miller the number one choice for thatch roofing in Dorset?

If you’re looking for Dorset thatch roofing that is a cut above the rest, look no further than R.V. Miller. With more than 50 years of operational experience, we are committed to providing our customers with a first-class thatch roofing Dorset service. Established in 1966 by Rod Miller, today our company is run by Rod and his stepson, John Tozer who are both proud members of the National Society of Master Thatchers.

As one of the largest thatching firms in the UK, our thatch roofing in Dorset features on many domestic and commercial properties. As a result, our well-established company has received many glowing reviews on Check-A-Trade which has, in turn, has resulted in much of our business coming via customer referral.

We feel that this is largely due to our exceptionally talented and highly trained workforce, many of whom have been with us for many years. So, if you’re looking for the best Dorset thatch roofing, there is only one name that you need to remember – R.V. Miller.


Discover the best thatch roofing in Dorset when you call R.V. Miller today on 01929 462465.