Cleveland Thatchers

Are you searching for experienced Cleveland thatchers that can take on your project? Are you interested in learning about ways in which to sustain a future for thatch? Well, get in touch with our team here at the National Society of Master Thatchers (NSMT). We are the largest recognised body of thatchers in the UK. 

You are likely to see thatched roofs in more rural parts of the country as it fits the aesthetics of the countryside. Not only is thatch beautiful to the eye, but it is also environmentally friendly. With urban housing on the uprise, we are here to help keep thatch alive in the minds of residents in Cleveland and beyond. 

As well as adopting conservation techniques, we also have an apprenticeship programme. For more information about this or to find out what we do on a daily basis, give us a call on 01530 222954

The Best Cleveland Thatchers Company

As the largest body of recognised thatchers in the UK, you can trust that we are the right place to search for experienced thatchers. Seeking this information could not be easier, as all you have to do is access our find a thatcher page. Simply type in your postcode, and our database will locate the nearest Master Thatcher in your area.

Alternatively, if you already know the professional you want, you can search them by name. Keep in mind that some of our thatchers are prepared to travel abroad for a project if necessary. It is important to note that unfortunately, some thatchers are calming to be members of NSMT when they are not.

To weed out the real members from the fakes, use our website. We promise that the only Cleveland thatchers listed on our database are registered members of NSMT.

Why Come to NSMT to Find Cleveland Thatchers?

Thatchers were given a collective voice in 1947 under the Master Thatcher Associations (MTAs), where were based by county. Twenty years later, the voice expanded national to form the first version of the National Society of Master Thatchers. After many decades and multiple name changes, the NSMT now represents around 350 thatchers, which is equivalent to around 30% of the industry.

Our purpose is to give thatchers support and a platform, but we are also working hard to sustain the future of thatch. Our dedicated team conduct research and support conservation while encouraging new innovations for thatch. The primary purpose, though, is to support owners and thatchers in maintaining stunning roofs on all manner of buildings.

As mentioned, in the countryside you are likely to see properties with thatched roofs; whether they be a small cottage or a country pub. Many historical buildings also have thatch that needs to be maintained. If you’re looking for examples of some of the many roofs that we cater to, then scroll through our gallery page. Here you will see stunning images of properties that benefit hugely from thatch.

Here at NSMT, we are also known for our apprentice training. This involves a hopeful being assigned a mentor from the NSMT, and being taught all the skills and techniques needed to forge a career in thatching.

Contact Us 

For any enquiry about NSMT, please contact Andrew V Raffle, who is the Secretary to NSMT Ltd, in Warringtons, Gelsmoor Road, Coleorton, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 8JF. Please contact 01530 222954 or for our mobile, call 07930 392652 if you need us to explain anything. Also, you can email us at 

And, if you have any advertising or editorial features, please contact The Thatchers Standard Magazine (magazine enquiries only), Julia Shelley, on 01727 867729. Alternatively, email us at To complete the satisfaction survey, you will be reviewing the thatcher’s work. Also, you can download the application form if you want to be a part of NSMT and benefit from us. 

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