Thatching Services

Quality thatching across Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset

Robert Marriner Traditional Thatching can conduct roof surveys to assess the condition of your roof and advice you on the necessary repairs. Covering across the local area such as Salisbury, Winterslow, Woodford Valley, Downton, Tisbury and The Wallops.

Why choose Robert Marriner Traditional Thatching?

Thatched roofs can not only keep your home warm during winter and cool during summer but they are also naturally 
weather-resistant.  Robert Marriner and his team brings you many years of experience and expertise in the thatching trade. Book a consultation with our master thatchers today for an expert opinion and advice on any work your roof may require. Our thatching services include:
  • Patching
  • Re-ridging
  • Re-coating
  • Wire netting
  • Roof surveys
  • Thatching advice
We can also offer quality hand-crafted straw finials ranging from owls and pheasants to dogs and cats. We cover Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.
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Thatched roof repairs

Thatched roof repairs

Thatched roofs are made of naturally weather-resistant materials. Badly worn areas on your roof can be patched to keep water out. Our thatchers can work with all types of thatching materials; combed wheat reed, water reed and long straw.


To help protect the coating from water penetration and faster wear, the ridge on your roof will have to be replaced every 10 to 14 years. From semi-circle pattern ornamental ridges to traditional flush ridges, we can build all types of ridges to suit your needs.


When a roof comes to the end of its life and has gone beyond ridging and repair, a new coat is required. We apply our coating to a minimum of 12" and a maximum of 16" using the existing thatch wherever possible as a base coat. Rest assured that your property will be safe and dry from the weather whilst our work is carried out. Coating work can be expected to last up to 30 years if maintained properly. We are experienced in thatching roofs with various features including porches and walls.
Wire netting and straw finials

Wire netting and straw finials

Wire netting on new roofs can protect straw roofs from birds while on older roofs it adds protection from strong winds. We can lay wire netting on your roof to keep out rats, mice, birds, squirrels and other pests from causing damage to your thatch.

Whilst wire netting keeps the pests away, we also offer a range of hand-crafted straw finials in the shape of owls, pheasants, dogs, cats and other animals to suit your preference.
Robert Marriner Traditional Thatching can conduct roof surveys to assess the condition of your roof. We can provide a written report on the condition and an expected remaining life span of your roof. You can also contact us for expert advice on regulations for chimneys on thatched roofs.
Chimney regulations
From re-ridging and re-coating, thatching advice, to re-thatching and wire netting, Robert Marriner Traditional Thatching offers complete thatched roof repairs. We serve customers in Salisbury, Winterslow, Woodford Valley, Downton, Tisbury and The Wallops. Call us now on
07969 495 976 or 01722 504 385

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