Roof thatching is a very unique skill that is not easily available. Most roofing companies only know how to work with conventional materials such as tiles and sheets. Thatching, on the other hand is not commonly used by home owners and this is why it is a unique skill and it is not easy to find a thatcher.
It is very important that you find a professional thatcher that has many years of experience and fully understand what thatching each type of building involves. The materials that are needed for thatching are different for different areas because of the climate in these places and the type of weather the thatching will have to endure. This is why you should try and find a local thatcher to do the thatching job for you.
In order to start searching for a thatcher, you should find out from friends and family if they know of anyone. Word of mouth is one of the best ways of finding a thatcher because these people have firsthand experience of working with the thatcher and they can inform you of the type of job he did. You can also look for a thatcher through the classified adverts of your local newspaper. You can give them a call or visit them in order to find out what sort of quotation you can get from them.
If you are unable to find a thatcher through your friends and family, then the internet would be the next best place to find a thatcher. This way you can take a look at their website and see their previous work and what they are capable of as thatchers. Such visual evidence is great for assessing if they can help you realise your vision of a thatched roof to come true.
A good thatcher will sit down with you and show you what they will be doing and the materials they will be using. You can help the thatcher source the materials they will need and you can find good quality ones at reasonable prices. A good thatching job will look good and last for many decades.