I discovered my natural love of thatching from an early age, helping my father, a master thatcher himself he taught me everything. working with him at weekends & school holiday’s, I soon became adept at the craft of thatching.
Having passed my GCSE exams in 1990, I already knew I wanted to join my father full time up on the roof!
This I did for many happy years learning every conceivable scenario , from working on 13th century long houses to brand new modern extensions & new builds with challenging features & shapes.
Since my fathers retirement in 2015 I have opened up my vision & have worked alongside other master thatchers on a few projects & been lucky enough to experience their styles & practises which has now given me the biggest opportunity to be able to utilise all the skills into my own craft.
After all, the saying goes ‘we never stop learning’.
So Here I am 30 years later with a wealth of experience & as a full member of The National Society of Master Thatchers I am a proud husband to my wife, Victoria & father to my two children Bailey & Audrey.
Along with my passion & drive to work to the highest of standards, my sharp eye for detail, commitment & happy nature has gained me a large portfolio of loyal customers old & new over the years, some dating back to the mid 1980’s when my father worked on their roof’s.
This in turn & the fact that I source only the best quality Wiltshire grown wheat straw from a farm In Box, near Bath, I have been buying from for over 25years has all attributed to my exemplary reputation of which I am very proud yet humbled to admit. One customer once told me ‘you have the whole package!’ ‘professional, friendly & fair priced’.
I work in Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset, although I have been enticed further afield by the odd celebrity!