Conserving an historic underthatch

The thatch on this granite shed had long rotted to grass before we came along….and given its exposed Atlantic location rethatching isnt viable at c1000 euro per year of thatch life…..but we have repaired the collapsed section using historic material from a long lost roof….and capped the rest in a tin roof for posterity. We will paint it oxide green when we finish.

The difference a bit of UTT red photos

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This week we’re painting the tin roof of Miki’s cottage oxide red…our most commonly used gloss colour. Makes a difference eh? Cottage will launch this summer. Has own beach!