Thatching Advisory Services has its own in-house thatch advice centre.
We continue to provide a single source of information for architects, builders, surveyors, thatchers and property owners.
Whether it is a new build, extension or re-thatch project, our thatch advice centre can provide information with regard to current building regulations and which fire barriers and systems are best suited to each individual project.
Our internal advice centre can offer comprehensive information with regard to thatching and any concerns that you may have with your thatched roof.
Although we can answer questions over the phone, in many cases the only way is to look at the roof, therefore you can contact a thatcher in yout area via the `Find a Thatcher` section on the main website.
Fire Protection Systems
Please click on the images below for detailed information on each fire barrier and system.
Installed between the rafters on the underside of the thatch their thermal performance will reduce the heat transfer around the roof structure in the event of a fire. To be used with either Thatch Firewall or TAS100 Thatch Fireboard.
Thatch Firewall Membrane is laid horizontally across the rafters with a 75mm overlap on all joints, to provide a suitable Thatch Fire Barrier.
Penetrates the stems of the thatch by up to 75mm.
When exposed to heat, Thatchsayf will foam (intumesce)
and form a carbonised char, which binds the thatch stems
together, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the fire.
Early Warning System monitors the temperature of the
chimney at the point that it meets the thatch. It will activate
an alarm before the temperature becomes critical, allowing the
homeowner to take preventative action.