Thatching at Thatchers

Thatchers have been busy preparing the new roof at Thatchers

Thatchers have been busy preparing the new roof at Thatchers - Credit: Neil Phillips Photography

TRADITIONAL roof thatchers have moved into Thatchers’ Myrtle Farm to complete the roof of the growing cider company’s new meeting room.

Thatchers have been busy preparing the new roof at Thatchers

Thatchers have been busy preparing the new roof at Thatchers - Credit: Neil Phillips Photography

The Sandford-based company has recruited local craftsmen expert in the antiquated art to complete the build.

The new meeting room at the family firm’s headquarters in Sandford has been designed to showcase sustainable construction techniques.

Managing director Martin Thatcher said: “Being able to employ traditional crafts such as thatching makes perfect sense for us, since we’ve been practising our own craft for more than 100 years.

“Our new meeting room is being built in the heart of a beautiful part of one of our orchards, in a thicket overlooking a pond.”


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