Surely this is the last place you'd find thatched cottages? Its progress was aided no end by this terrifying but only in retrospect fact: Most cooking areas were located in the center of house so the smoke would repel insects and strengthen the roof thatching.
About this. He picks up a spar — a branch of split hazel wood that has been tapered to a point at each end, and twists it in the middle into a V shape. Attempts were made to burn the thatched roofs of the pueblo.
Also called: F rankly, it's remarkable to be spending one's working days perfecting a traditional craft that dates back 4,500 years to the Bronze Age.
We are on site at what's called a re-thatch, which does what it says on the tin and still makes up the majority of Holloway's work. It looks like a spade.
She pointed to the trees which thatched the slopes of the hills. Building materials. The thatch itself is made from bundles of water reed, sent from Hungary.
Also thatching. Cambridge Dictionary. Always used of the gable loft, you know, and the wind above the thatch.
The old thatch has been stripped down to its underwear — a dry and musty, thin petticoat of thatch. Sign up now Log in.
He creates a double layer of thatching at the ridge and covers this with thatching wire like chicken wire but with a smaller mesh to protect it from lumbering crows. Henry has often been on the thatch of the barn and never got hurt.