Re-Thatching of a Timber Barn

This slideshow displays a sequence of photographs of an old timber barn (where the roof had collapsed)

The building had to be completely stripped of all existing timbers and thatch. A new roof was constructed and this was then completely re-thatched using combed wheat. The timber barn project was undertaken at the Weald and Downland Museum to show some of the old traditions in a modern setting.

Collapsing RoofSlide thumbnail
Old ThatchSlide thumbnail
Roof RebuildSlide thumbnail
New RoofSlide thumbnail
Re-thatching RoofSlide thumbnail
Re-thatching RoofSlide thumbnail
New Thatched RoofSlide thumbnail
New Ridge on Thatched RoofSlide thumbnail

Chris Tomkins Master Thatcher – For all your thatching needs, please contact me.

Telephone: 01243 863943
Mobile: 07967 587368
Email: tomkinsthatcher@aol.com