Thatched roof for new build

Thatched roof for new build

Postby joejoe » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:48 pm

`My wife and I are planning on building a traditional home with modern materials, we are having major problems grtting pictures and plans for tatched houses, I will be drawing the house myself but need ideals, we are starting from scratch.

We would by very greatful if anybody here could assist.

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Re: Tatched roof for new build

Postby RKQ » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:51 am

Travel to Kilmore in Wexford and Dunmore East in Waterford.
Lots of tatched cottages there. Some modern contemporary tatched roof too!
There are local Tatchers living in the areas, so it should be easy to meet one.
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Re: Tatched roof for new build

Postby notjim » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:09 am

Are you thinking about the traditional big room with bedroom over small room with shed at right angles layout?
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Re: Tatched roof for new build

Postby joejoe » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:41 pm

notjim wrote:Are you thinking about the traditional big room with bedroom over small room with shed at right angles layout?


we are open to all ideas and sugestions.

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Re: Tatched roof for new build

Postby joejoe » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:48 pm

RKQ wrote:Travel to Kilmore in Wexford and Dunmore East in Waterford.
Lots of tatched cottages there. Some modern contemporary tatched roof too!
There are local Tatchers living in the areas, so it should be easy to meet one.


Any pictures?

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Re: Tatched roof for new build

Postby keating » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:12 pm

The Dutch use Thatch as a modern high tech roofing material with good moisture diffusion.
Designs that take advantage of the malibility of thatch can be achieved.
Lime and hemp walls can work well or timber frame.
I wouldn't recommend concrete. Hire an Dutch Architect/ building physicist and an Irish Planner. Irish Architects don't do non homebond materials all that good. (Bit like my grammer)

see
http://www.riet.com/introeng.html
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Re: Thatched roof for new build

Postby joejoe » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:12 am

Has anybody any idea of the cost per m2 for thatching?

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Re: Thatched roof for new build

Postby dc3 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Talk to your insurance company before you get too far down the road here. They usually regard thatched houses as poor risks, and may have specific requirements before they will extend cover.
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Re: Thatched roof for new build

Postby joejoe » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:30 pm

dc3 wrote:Talk to your insurance company before you get too far down the road here. They usually regard thatched houses as poor risks, and may have specific requirements before they will extend cover.



Good point, I will try find some insurance companies and ask what they look for.

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Re: Thatched roof for new build

Postby Mal_1 » Wed May 13, 2009 12:05 pm

joejoe wrote:Has anybody any idea of the cost per m2 for thatching?

Joejoe


Hope you don't mind if I asked this question again.

I have been asked to look at the cost of renovating and re-thatching a cottage in Co Meath, and wondering has anyone an idea of the costs involved in re-thatching per sq, m Probably on 50m2 in the whole job.
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