Ridging and Re-ridging

Highest quality Thatching across Dorset


Ridging and Re-ridging Properties

The Ridge is the hat of your property, if you have a hat with a hole in it you get wet!

All types of ridging finishes can be produced, from turn-over or butt-up to flush or ornamental, in both modern and traditional styles.

The following considerations are important when Ridging work is required:

  • Is it in keeping with the area you live in?
  • Most ridges in Dorset were what is called a flush ridge, simple in construction but hard wearing.

There are two types: Turnover or Butts up.

Modern Thatch / Dorset Model

Thatched properties built from 1980 onwards are referred as “Modern”, whilst ones from 1990 onwards are known as “Dorset Model”.

Block Ridge / Ornamental Ridge

Many thatched properties come with a Block ridge also known as an Ornamental ridge. When you see one of these they have many types:

  • Point
  • Scallops
  • Point and Scallops
  • Straight, to name just a few!

Some times it better to change an Ornamental Ridge to a simpler one as this will save our customers money.

Our Services

  • Re-thatching
  • Ridging
  • Repairs and Patching
  • Finishing



Re-thatching over existing coats will usually require stripping up to two coats to prevent excessive weight being placed on the roof and to gain an even finish. While Re-ridging at the right time can prolong the life of your entire roof.

Having a section of roof that has a leak does not always require an entire re-thatch. Where appropriate patching can repair the damaged section and form a water tight seal.

Many structural repairs can be done from the inside or repaired externally in sections to avoid a roof re-build.

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Roof Repairs

Roof Repairs

Having a section of roof that has a leak does not always require an entire re-thatch.

Where appropriate, Patching can repair the damaged section and form a water-tight seal so making the property secure for the owners and giving extended lifespan.

Patching is one of the important skills a thatcher can learn, a repair can give a property extended life, without a complete re-thatch.

Parts of a property can be Re-thatched and joined to old thatch, whilst valleys can be re-thatched.

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Friendly and professional service

Call us on 07780 704 419 or alternatively email your enquiry

All aspects of Thatching work undertaken

From thatch roof installations and repairs to maintenance and surveys, Mike Howes handle all aspects of thatching work. Whether you want to fix your thatched roof or re-thatch it, you can count on my skill, expertise and dedication to the craft.

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Please feel free to contact us whatever your idea or requirement might be.

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