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 RoofCollapsing Roof
Old ThatchOld Thatch
Roof RebuildRoof Rebuild
New RoofNew Roof
Re-thatching RoofRe-thatching Roof
Re-thatching RoofRe-thatching Roof
New Thatched RoofNew Thatched Roof
New Ridge on Thatched RoofNew Ridge on Thatched Roof

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

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