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Thatch: A Manual for Owners, Surveyors, Architects and Builders

By: Robert C. West

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1989

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03775

ISBN: 0715388495

Condition: Near Fine

In this book, Bob West is himself a Master Thatcher and Managing director of the Thatching advisory Service, dispels the general mystique surrounding thatch by outlining the basic principles of the craft. He goes on to explain clearly understood terms all the practical considerations: how to identify long -straw , combed-wheat- reed and water-reed thatch; how to maintain a thatched roof; how to assess its condition and any likely repairs; how to find and commission a thatcher; plus many other hints and tips such as how to minimise fire risk etc - all invaluable material for owners and surveyor... View more info