The Smugglers Den Inn, Cubert
The Smugglers Den Inn is a 16th century thatched pub near Cubert, Newquay. All external elevations were traditionally thatched in combed wheat reed, with a butt up re-ridge in wheat reed in the central courtyard. Again another large project due to the poor state of the original roof and underlying base coat.
Trevenys, St Agnes
This was a complete re-thatch, traditionally done in combed wheat reed with a flush wrap over ridge. Situated down in Barkla Shop, near St. Agnes, this was possibly one of my most involved jobs to date. The old thatch was gullied and worn through and into the base coat underneath. This required massive amounts of extra work to get it to the point it was able to be re-thatched. The ridge line was also brought up to steepen the pitch, and therefore improve its ability to shed water.
A water reed re-thatch down on the Roseland. This was a newer extension to an old cob cottage. I tried to keep it as simple as possible, yet contemporary. With a plain straight block cut ridge in wheat reed to compliment the older cottage adjacent.
Thatch Cottage, Cusgarne
A large re-thatch down in Trehaddle near Cusgarne, completed over the winter of 2015. All done in traditional combed wheat reed, with a traditional Cornish flush wrap over ridge.
Spring Cottage, Tregarne
A re-thatch of Spring Cottage, in Tregarne, on the Lizard. This was thatched in traditional combed wheat reed. Fixed in the traditional way, with spar and straw bond on the front elevation, and with sway and wire screw at the rear where no base coat was present. I did a traditional Cornish flush wrap-over ridge, and fully wired the roof to protect from bird damage.
The Thatched Cottage, Busveal
The Thatched Cottage sits metres away from Gwennap Pit, where John Wesley preached between 1762 and 1789. It was a traditional re-thatch in spar coat combed wheat reed, with a flush wrap over ridge. The rear of the property was thatched with wire screw and sway as it was a recently built extension, with rafters and batons instead of a base coat of thatch.
Ellenglaze Farmhouse, Cubert
Re-thatch of Ellenglaze Farmhouse, in Cubert, Newquay. Thatched traditionally in combed wheat reed, with a flush wrap-over ridge. To see more of the project, including wall plate building work and thatching stages, please go to the link to my facebook page.
Vine Cottage, Cadgwith
Re-thatch of Vine Cottage in Cadgwith on the Lizard. An 18th century Grade 2 Listed house, thatched in wheat reed with a flush wrap over ridge, and fully wired on the front elevation.
Bosinver Farmhouse, St Austel
Bosinver Farmhouse is an old Cornish thatched longhouse, dating back to the 17th century. This was a partial re-thatch of about a third of the property, in combed wheat reed, with a but-up flush ridge.
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Ivy Cottage, Treen
Ivy Cottage is a 17th century farm house, above the cliffs at Treen, near Porthcurno in Penwith. The Cottage had a half re-thatch, of spar fixed combed wheat reed, with a block-cut, patterned ridge, and was thatched through the storms of winter 2014.
Carne Vean, Gillan Creek
A full re-thatch of the National Trust property, Carne Veane, at the head of Gillan Creek, near Manaccan on the Lizard. This was a full re-thatch in combed wheat reed, with a flush wrap-over ridge, and dormer window features. It was fully wired for added protection from bird damage, and excessive wind.