Traditional Thatching Services

Packham Thatchers offer a full service from estimating to full re-roofing including any timberwork or chimney stack construction. Our experience in home grown wheat straw thatch or water reed has taken us around the UK. We specialise in thatching both traditional cottages and new builds.

As Master Thatchers with over 30 years experience, we can provide specialised advice on all aspects of your thatching project. From the structure of your timberwork to designs for your ridging, you can rely on us to guide you through every step of the thatching process.

To ensure we use only the highest quality products in our thatched roofs, our reed and wheat straw thatch is homegrown and threshed in our own vintage Clayton & Shuttleworth machine (available to hire).

Packham Thatchers - Traditional thatching services South West UK

Free estimating services

If you aren’t sure whether you need rethatching or a whole new roof, we can stop-by and complete a thorough examination. Along with our expert advice, we can give you a free estimation of your project. With no-obligations to buy, this gives you time to compare, budget and make sure that Packham Thatchers is right for you.

Advice on all aspects of thatching

As Master Thatchers with over 30 years experience, we can provide expert advice on all aspects of your thatching project. From your timberwork to your chimney, you can rely on us to guide you through every step of the process.


Thatched roof looking a little worse for wear? Get your home looking pristine with our traditional Rethatching service. Whether you need combed wheat, straw or water reed, we can help. Get in contact with us today for your free estimation.


Ridging is what gives your thatched roof its personality and unique style. As the highest part of your roof, your ridges also face the most exposure and will need replacing every 5 to 10 years. Whether you need new ridges or re-ridging, we can help with a creative block or flush design.

Netting - Galvanised or Nylon

We offer two different types of netting for your thatched roof, Galvanised and Nylon. As Master Thatchers, we can offer advice on which would be best for your project and fit your budget.

Chimney rebuilds

A strong chimney stack is important for a safely thatched roof. During our work, we will be able to advise on the stack’s condition and rebuild if needed.

Patching storm damage

Accidents can happen. If weather or animals have damaged your roof, don’t worry: We can replace and repair your thatch until it's good as new and can weather any storm.

Insurance reports

Thatched properties require specialist cover to ensure the thatching is correctly insured. If you need an insurance report or further advice on your thatched roof, get in contact with us to discuss your next steps.

New Builds

Hoping to add some local charm to your newly built home? We can give your modern house a traditional look that’ll make it stand out from the crowd. Speak to us today and find out how we can help.


Along with being Master Thatchers, we can also repair and replace your timberwork if necessary. Together with out experience in the complete construction of roofs for new builds, we’ve got your timberwork covered. Not sure we can help? Get in contact with us today.

Reed Combing

Using our fully restored Clayton & Shuttleworth machine, we can thresh and comb our own straw or water reed. Our vintage machine is also available to contract hire for other growers in the region and for films or TV projects.

Film work & set construction

No two jobs are ever the same at Packham Thatchers: We have been lucky enough to provide authentic thatching for film and TV work. We are happy to offer advice on traditional thatching for set designs, or assist with the construction and setup if required. Not sure if we can help? Get in contact with us today.

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Packham thatchers are a well respected local thatchers with years of experience and customer satisfaction.

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