The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch Guides the reader through the development of thatching, the materials used and the artistic work that creates the charm and beauty of a thatched roof.
- Published: 31 August 2003
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780709071587 ISBN 10: 0709071582
- Sales rank: 1,217,055
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Full description for The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch
Just some of the reviews for Thatching and Thatched Buildings which has now been completely revised, updated, extended and re-titled to make it the definitive reference book on the subject. The author guides the reader through the development of thatching, the materials used including imported ones and the artistic work that creates the charm and beauty of a thatched roof. There are extensive chapters giving a host of practical tips for those living in thatched houses, including the advantages and disadvantages, maintenance, fire precautions, costs, insurance, etc. A glossary reveals the many unusual terms used by the thatcher and there is a list of useful addresses for further advice. The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch contains a wealth of practical information and advice for all those who live in or who are contemplating buying a thatched house, old or new. It also provides a unique reference guide and record of the hundreds of attractive thatched villages and curiosities - many of them illustrated - to visit in the British Isles. A summary of thatching worldwide is also given. This book will delight all lovers of the countryside and those interested in our rural heritage.