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thatch

any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching

Thatch

A roof covering made of straw, reed, or similar materials fastened together to shed water and sometimes to provide thermal insulation; in tropical countries palm leaves are widely used.

thatch

The covering of a roof, or the like, usually made of straw, reed, or similar materials fastened together to shed water and sometimes to provide thermal insulation; in tropical countries palm leaves are widely used.
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"Everything has to be built different for a thatch," Paul adds.
When they arrived, the thatched roof was well-alight, the spokesman said.
It is the quintessential chocolate box property, with even the porch sporting a handsome thatch.
Two of the biggest contributors to thatch buildup are heavy nitrogen fertilization and irrigation because they cause turf to grow faster and as a result produce more organic matter.
UWhen more materials became more available due to the expansion of the railways and canals, thatch fell out of popularity, often being seen as a mark of poverty.
She says: "The Thatch was built at about the same time and there is a striking resemblance, and this link to the royal doll's house is also mentioned in the official documentation on the property's Grade II listing."
In the technique being described, the thatch layer can be used to create an artificial blanket over seeds broadcast on the surface.
The products help resort managers and property owners replace thatch roofs once and for all.
Regular core aeration (see Tip 9) will slow thatch development.
The 18th Century barn is the only structure in England to have retained original heather thatch - once common in the uplands of Northern England.
The 18th Century barn is the only structure in England to have retained original heather thatch -- once common in the uplands of Northern England.
The Cape Reed Group of Companies, a world leader in the construction and installation of sustainable timber and thatch structures, has completed a Dh15 million ($4.08 million) project for the new Sofitel resort on the Palm Jumeirah.