Many people are charmed by thatched houses, wanting to buy them for their cosy character and their chocolate box charm. When you’ve been won over by a thatched property, here are a few things to consider.
According to the Thatch Advice Centre, many people worry about buying a thatched property but they should not let it put them off purchasing, because thatched properties hold their value well and the thatch material has good insulation properties.
Some useful things to investigate when you’re buying a thatched house are include finding out when the roof was last checked, repaired or replaced by a thatcher. What material was used? Who was the thatcher? Master thatchers will work to a high standard and know what thickness should be laid, the best types of fixing and how to use different materials for different purposes, which is all reassuring because there …