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The Complete Guide to Living With Thatch

By Michael Billett

ISBN: 9780709071587
PUBLISHED: 29/08/2003
PAGES: 288
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 216x138 mm
INSIDE: 75 b&w & 74 line illustrations

The author guides the reader through the development of thatching, the materials used including imported ones and the artistic work that creates the charm and beauty of a thatched roof. There are extensive chapters giving a host of practical tips for those living in thatched houses, including the advantages and disadvantages, maintenance, fire precautions, costs, insurance, etc. A glossary reveals the many unusual terms used by the thatcher and there is a list of useful addresses for further advice.

The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch contains a wealth of practical information and advice for all those who live in or who are contemplating buying a thatched house, old or new. It also provides a unique reference guide and record of the hundreds of attractive thatched villages and curiosities - many of them illustrated - to visit in the British Isles. A summary of thatching worldwide is also given.

This book will delight all lovers of the countryside and those interested in our rural heritage.

RRP: £30.00

Site Price: £24.00

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" A comprehensive and competent study of all aspects of thatching. "
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Reviewed By: Country Life

" Even a cursory glance at the photographs ... reveals the serene beauty of thatched buildings ... reinforced by the informative narrative. "
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Reviewed By: Ideal Home

" The definitive work on the subject. "
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Reviewed By: Dorset Life

" A definitive manual ... a book of both practical use and aesthetic appeal "
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Reviewed By: Wiltshire Life

" A charming and informative read for lovers of the countryside. "
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Reviewed By: Manchester Evening News

" A scholarly work, though highly readable. "
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Reviewed By: The Independent

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