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Pros and Cons of Thatched Roofs

Home Emergency Articles Posted on by Sandy Cosser

Thatched roofs are getting renewed attention in the UK, thanks in part to their eco-credentials. Thatch is not exactly a new material, having been around for about 10,000 years. In fact, most of the thatched houses in England are on old listed buildings, but many people are starting to appreciate their aesthetic qualities and question […] Read More

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Tips and Advice for Preventing Fire in Thatch Roofs

Home Emergency Articles Posted on by Sandy Cosser

Thatch roofs tend to go through phases when they’re in and when they’re very much out in the UK. Currently, they’re enjoying a revival as homeowners rejoice in their eco-credentials and rediscover their durability. There are, however, certain misconceptions about thatch that master thatchers are keen to overcome. For instance, many people believe that thatch […] Read More

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How to Spot Bogus Roofers

Home Emergency Articles Posted on by Frances Bailey

They’ve been around for decades now and unfortunately they’re still preying on the elderly and vulnerable. Bogus roofers are like most rogue callers – they tend to always be in a hurry and need an answer from the householder fast so as not to give the owner time to debate their so-called ‘offer’. Unfortunately they […] Read More

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Top 5 Roof Designs around the Globe

Home Emergency Articles Posted on by Frances Bailey

If you’re designing your own home – get some inspiration for an incredible roof (after all it is the first thing your guests will see) from these spectacular roofing gems. Lucky art students at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, get to see this spectacular building on a […] Read More

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How to Maintain your Roof Correctly

Home Emergency Articles Posted on by Frances Bailey

It’s not something we consider on a daily basis, especially as it’s not exactly at eye level, but maintaining our roofs are pretty important – especially in these days of unprecedented storms and high winds in the UK. Typically a roof should last around 15 years but if maintained properly will last a fair number […] Read More