thatched roof


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thatched roof

A roof made of straw, reed, or similar materials fastened together to shed water and sometimes to provide thermal insulation.
See also: Roof
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A good thatched roof, done properly can last 80 years, not actually that bad when compared to the rest.
But thatchers are still working their magic today, and even modern properties are being built with thatched roofs, such is their appeal and longevity.
The work on the listed building has cost an estimated pounds 800,000 because the replacement thatched roof structure is made of hand-crafted oak.
Character features include an inglenook fireplace, exposed stone walling, a photogenic timbered facade and the prettiest thatched roof with eyebrow dormers.
The blaze started in the roof and the fire crew cut off the section of thatched roof at the seat of the fire in a bid to save the rest of the 14th-Century pub.
Owners David and Marjorie George called in the experts to nip the problem in the bud and the work was finished yesterday, including a new thatched roof.
The sight of a thatched roof on a cottage is one of the most quintessential British countryside sights.
AFirefighters were called to the detached home on Ffordd Pen y Bryn in Nercwys at 9.51pm on Tuesday after the thatched roof caught fire.
The Primary Seven pupils even perfectly recreated the cottage's famous thatched roof through clever use of rope, ice lolly sticks and straw.
"The new thatched roof is quite something to see and more than two tonnes of wheat straw used was specially grown and cut in Huddersfield.
The only surviving thatched roof home in Llantwit Major is on the market and it oozes original features and cute cottage style.
With a thatched roof, the fivebedroom farmhouse is beautifully presented and boasts lots of original medieval features.