Dorset Thatcher

Are you looking for experienced and skilful thatchers in Dorset? Well, by coming to NSMT Ltd, you are sure to find one. We are the National Society of Master Thatchers, the largest recognised body of thatchers in the UK. Our mission is to create a sustainable future for thatch by researching and supporting the mechanism of conservation. 

By reaching out to us, we will be able to point you in the direction of the most accomplished and highly regarded thatchers in Dorset. To learn more about apprenticeships, to find a thatcher or become a member, call today on 01530 222954

Find a Reliable Dorset Thatcher

To find the most qualified thatchers in Dorset, you can either give us a call or search via our website. Simply enter your postcode to find thatchers closest to you, or search by thatcher name. Please keep in mind that only registered members of NSMT Ltd will be listed in the search. Unfortunately, there are many thatchers claiming to be members, but if they do not appear in our list, then they are not registered with us. 

About Thatch

Thatch comes in two types of material, cereal straw and water reeds. Combed cereal straw is threshed to remove the grain and has the weeds, leaf and broken stems removed. Once processed, the straw resembles a reed and can create a smooth carpet-like finish.  

Water reeds are blades of grass that grow in wetland areas, but the length is determined depending on the available nutrients. When the reed is cut in the winter months, new shoots appear and are stacked loosely together before being cleaned. Once sorted into different lengths, the thatcher can use the reed to construct the roof. Generally, the style is that of a combed straw roof, but has much sharper edges. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more information about what we do here at NSMT Ltd, then dont hesitate to speak to a member of our team. As mentioned, we have the capabilities of putting you in touch with the best thatchers in Dorset. To get the process started, give a member of our team a call today on 01530 222954. Alternatively, send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Remember, you can also enquire about apprenticeship opportunities in Dorset or become a member of our society yourself. We look forward to hearing from you. 

National Society of Master Thatchers