Thatchers in Dorset

Do you own a property with a thatched roof? Are you looking to have some work done? If you have answered yes to both questions, get in touch with R.V. Miller today and enlist the best thatchers in Dorset. We offer spot repairs, overhauls, and entirely new roofs so whatever you need, we can help.

Our Dorset thatchers

A thatched roof is considered by many to be the epitome of classic English architecture. Exuding fond memories of simpler times, a thatched roof adds a sense of charm and character not found with modern alternatives. To keep your roof in excellent condition and prevent issues such as leaking and cold spots, get in touch with R.V. Miller today. As the Souths leading supplier of Dorset thatchers, we specialise in keeping thatches in tip-top condition.

At R.V. Miller, we understand our customer’s requirements and adapt our services to reflect their needs. Upon contacting our team, you can expect a professionally tailored service from the finest thatchers Dorset has seen. We will visit your premises to survey your roof and provide you with an itemised quotation detailing the work required so you are always in control.

As the most trusted thatchers Dorset has to offer, we will use the correct type of reed material for your roof. Our repairs team can address a wide range of issues to restore your thatching to pristine condition. We will even tackle the ridging, which we suggest be replaced once every ten years. Once finished, our Dorset thatchers will apply a high-quality water-repellent coating that offers many benefits including:

  • 100% biodegradable
  • Anti-mould protection
  • Full impregnation of any thatched roof
  • Non-flammable and non-toxic
  • Organic
  • Prevents build-up of moss, algae, and slime
  • Prevents rotting and discolouration
  • Repels moisture
Thatchers in Dorset

In addition to repairing and maintaining existing thatches, R.V. Miller can replace old and worn thatched roofs with an entirely new one should you require it. The roofs that our thatchers in Dorset supply are comprised of two exceptional materials, which are:

Water Reed

Imported from Turkey, Hungary, and Romania, our Water Reed product is designed to be as long-lasting as possible. Our thatchers in Dorset will typically recommend such a product for most projects due to its unrivalled durability that will stand up to even the harshest British winter. If kept well-maintained, you can expect a Water Reed thatch to last anywhere from 20 to 50 years!

Wheat Reed

Just like with Water Reed, Wheat Reed has been used for centuries and can be found atop many properties across Dorset. Our thatchers will usually suggest Wheat Reed for properties where an old straw base layer is present or the structure of the building is simply too weak to support Water Reed. In the first instance, holes can form as a result of loosening spar bonds. In the latter instance, the entire roof can give way.

Aesthetically, there is very little difference between the two. If kept well-maintained, a Wheat Reed thatch will last between 15 and 25 years.

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Why choose our thatchers in Dorset?

If you are seeking an industry leading company with an established reputation and many years’ of experience, than R.V. Miller are for you. Formed in 1966, Rod Miller founded R.V. Miller shortly after completing his apprenticeship. As a company, our goal is to provide a thatchers Dorset service that is truly cutting-edge. We recognise that our customers have high expectations, particularly when protecting their home and its contents, which is why we never cut corners! It is for this reason that Rod and his stepson John are both proud members of the National Society of Master Thatchers.

Over the years, our Dorset thatchers have continued to go from strength to strength and today we are highly regarded by both our customers and competitors. To make certain that you receive the most affordable prices around, we regularly benchmark our services against those offered by rival companies. If you are looking for a friendly service and outstanding workmanship, look no further than R.V. Miller. But don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers have to say about us on our Check-A-Trade profile.

Contact us

Enlist our thatchers in Dorset today, contact us on 01929 462465 or drop us an email at to find out more.