Why Buy Thatch?

News at Howes | 10/10/2019


Owning a character thatched roof property in a quiet village is something that many people in the UK dream about, but all too often we concentrate on the negative aspects of owning a thatch property..ie..potential fire hazard and high insurance costs. However, there are many positive aspects to owning a thatch property which should also be taken into account before discounting buying a thatch property.

Here are just a few:

  • Excellent for insulation – Thatched roofs provide excellent insulation, meaning your home will stay warm when it’s cold outside and keep it cool during the summer. This had the added bonus of allowing you to save a lot on heating bills.
  • Great durability – Thatched roofs are typically very durable and long-lasting. With proper maintenance, thatched roofs can last up to 60 years. The amount of time that a thatched roof will last depends on how well you maintain it as well as the materials used and the skill and experience of the thatcher.
  • Environmentally friendly – Thatch is one of the most environmentally friendly materials you can use for a roof. The materials used are grown and harvested without the need for machinery and are usually sourced from rural communities.
  • Adds a lot of character – There’s no denying that a thatched roof adds a lot of character to a property. Whilst many homes have quite a cold and uninviting appearance due to a lock of brick and double-glazing, thatched properties have a very warm and rustic charm that simply cannot be beaten.
  • Ages well – Thatched roods also age very well and will shape into natural forms that adds to its charm and character. Thatch also darkens with age, helping it to blend into surrounding trees.

If you are considering buying a thatch property, why not give us a call for more information on 01837 83393 or visit or latest property for sale page at https://www.howesestates.co.uk/properties/sales where you will find a whole range of property for sale including character thatch property.