|Type:||Waterproof Membrane||Place of Origin:||Tamil Nadu India||Brand Name:||Water Reed|
|Type::||Other Waterproofing Materials||Color::||White Yellow||Package::||in bundle|
|Quality::||high||Usage::||for thatching roof||Material::||Water Reed|
|Packaging Detail:||in bundle or sheaf, we also can do as your request.|
|Delivery Detail:||within 7 days after receiving your Order|
dry and no leafage
natural for roof thatching
natural golden, durable and waterproof
size can do as your request
Modern thatching methods make thatch one of the strongest types of roofs, certainly one better able to handle high winds than common asphalt strip shingles.
Note that the roof timber work and laths seen in this photo were constructed by The Thatch Company.
Before the thatch is placed on the roof, long brass screws are firmly inserted deep into the wooden roof laths. Twisted onto the screw is a long, heavy duty steel wire.
Bundles of reeds are then placed onto the roof. Over the bound reed bundles steel rods are placed. Then the wire which is secured to the lathing is tied through the reeds to the steel rods.
The result is a natural water-repelling material firmly bound by steel rods and wires to the roof laths and joists.
Of course, you won't see the steel rods or wires since these are buried 5 to 6 inches below the top reed layer. The result is a light yet extremely durable, steel tied roof. It's not going anywhere
Day storm, not a reed was out of place. This despite the serious damage done to many slate roofs in the area.
It should be noted that when rethatching and conserving older buildings, The Thatch Company does not use steel, but the more traditional (and quite effective) wood spar system.
Check out our rethatching page for more details.