17/2/2018
The Association has assisted in the safeguarding of a thatched roof from being thatched either from proposed water reed or unauthentic variant straw thatching methods and materials.
To view 'Straw Thatch saved at appeal', please click here to access it.

 

30/11/2017
The Association has just released a 'Thatching Straw - Harvest & Availability - 2017' statement.
Please click here to access it.

 

Reuben Matravers is now reed combing any where in the country if any one is interested in having their reed combed out.
I currently run
Foster with murch comber
Marshal with murch comber
and a combine with a comber attached for field or barn work
also I have a press to bundle the wheat straw
my no is 07773286622
Bramble cottage
Ilford
ilminster
somerset
TA199EB

 

July 2017
Stephen Letch's straw press, where it was shown at the Royal Norfolk Show. 
Stephen took part in the "New Ideas" competition on the Norfolk Farm Machinery Club's stand. He won third prize for his machine.
The competition was judged by Alistair Taylor, CEO of the Institute of 
Agricultural Engineers.

 

October 2016
Member grower & thatcher, G.Borrill, has had help, from other thatchers, to finish off a roof after he suffers an injury.
Click here, for full Diss Express article.