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“Prevention is essential; detection is nearly always too late” 28 serious fires in 2019! Thatch Fires are disastrous; every thatch fire is a piece of our heritage destroyed and if rebuilt only a pastiche of the original. The distress to owners is deep and long lasting and...

This year saw Japan host the ITS Conference. We received such a warm welcome, from arriving in the airport in Osaka and throughout our journey and visits to the wonderful island of Honshu. Around the coastal areas the lower flatter land is taken up by housing...

The Broads Reed and Sedge Cutters Association (Brasca) is nearing the end of a three-year project, funded with a £24,558 grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, to help younger reed cutters take courses to be able to work safely in quite a wild environment. Part of...

The Best Thatched House Competition, run by NSMT, is open to all thatchers across the country and has been running since 1990. The competition is run every 2 years to give all thatchers the chance to create that ‘perfect’ roof. As many properties can be...

At the end of October last year, we attended a meeting in Aarhus Denmark with our European counterparts of the International Thatching Society. Nigel Turton, our Chairman is President of the ITS and was accompanied by Andrew Raffle, also a board member of the society. The...