It is generally accepted that thatching is one
of the many traditional crafts which can be found in this country
and it is one which remains fundamentally unchanged through
Although this can be said to be fairly accurate when it comes
to describing the various methods of thatching, the same cannot
be claimed when referring to the standards of craftsmanship
which are found throughout Britain today. The problem of poor
craftsmanship and semi-skilled workers operating as 'competent'
thatchers has become acute.
This problem is exacerbated by the sad fact that the general
public knows very little about the correct way to thatch and,
even more distressing is that owners of thatched properties
don't always know where to turn for sound, competent advice.
The National Society of Master Thatchers has, for many years,
used its powers to protect and support the very highest standards
in craftsmanship, within the thatching industry of this country.