Free Downloads

A guide to good-quality thatching, describing in words and pictures how to achieve the maximum possible roof-life using either cultivated or naturally-occurring materials. Reviews the advantages and limitations of thatch as a roofing technique.

Paperback: 40 pages

Publisher: Practical Action (November 1, 1988)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1853390607

ISBN-13: 978-1853390609

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.2 x 11.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,671,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #55 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Roofing #4728 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Globalization #7031 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Construction

Although no book is perfect, and a book as slim as this is definitely going to lack valuable information, this is nonetheless a superb guide to thatching. It covers the basic history, the practical considerations involved, the architectural aspects and the actual process of thatching a structure. You won't win awards or get certified as a thatcher by reading this book alone and trying out the ideas, but it is quite sufficient to understand what is done and why, and enough for someone already familiar with DIY from raw materials to attempt a small-scale thatching project. For such a small book, the quality and quantity of information is excellent.

in very good shape and very interesting !

Just as described, very good book.

Thatching Thatch and Thatching (Shire Album Series : No. 16)