Variety of Reed Materials to Choose From
Thatched roofs are built using a variety of materials, and the materials used are often locally sourced. The reason for using materials native to the local area is that they are already acclimated to the environment and so are better able to withstand it. Therefore, Devon reed is most commonly found in Devon and the surrounding areas. Among the other types of reed that exist, examples include:
Longstraw is virtually the same as wheat reed though it’s processed a little differently after being harvested.
Our Range of Water Reed
For generations, water reed has been used as a thatching material in the UK. In Europe, it is also the most common thatching material. The water reed is considered a genuine reed rather than a produced byproduct, which is why the water reed is recognised as a superior material for thatching.
Water reeds may be found anywhere there are reed beds near bodies of water. There is always variation in the material from length to diameter and amount of tapering, regardless of where it originates from.
All of these aspects influence the specific material or water reeds that will be utilised on the roof. As a result, one of the NSMT’s master thatchers will help you by selecting the proper type of water reed or a combination of different reeds that would best suit your thatched roof.
Water reed roofs are often regarded as the most durable of the thatching materials. Water reed roofs typically last between 25 and 40 years, but with proper maintenance, they may last up to 60 years! With the NSMT’s finest water reeds and best thatchers, your water reed thatched property can last a lifetime, all while looking stunning.