Thatching nowadays considered to be a unique roof building technique, it is less popular than it was some time ago. The number of thatched properties gradually declined because of the lack of information about the natural properties of thatched roof that are advantageous to its performance. Nowadays thatching techniques have changed a lot. As a result a good quality thatched roof can last longer when applied by a skilled thatcher.
Thatching has to meet modern quality requirements:
- We use water reed for thatching. The harvested water reed is being assorted, cleaning away the sedges, bulrushes, grasses, the crooked and bad stems.
- Thatch layers are sewed more densely together horizontally and vertically as well.
- Thatch layers are fastened together with steel wire 4-5 millimeters in diameter, or at least with wire 2.5 millimeters in diameter.
- We use stainless steel wire in 1.4 millimeters in diameter for sewing.
- The tools we use during the construction have changed a lot. Traditional tools have been changed by more durable and accurate hand tools and techniques, which are popular and wide spread all over in Western Europe.