My name is Cormac O’Rourke, the owner of O'Rourke Thatching Services. I am from a family of roofers and I have been thatching for many years. I believe that a good thatcher will provide quality materials and a professional job, delivering excellent craftsmanship whilst always working within the best interests of the customer.


We provide a comprehensive range of services to meet our customers requirements. As experienced thatchers we offer free estimates and friendly advice on all thatched properties.

Cleaning and Moss Removal

This service removes moss and dirt to maintain your thatch giving it a new lease of life. When the roof is cleaned down, all the fixings will be checked and made secure. If you are looking to tidy up your roof, this is a good service at a low cost.

Reed full Re-Thatch

The old roof will be completely stripped of it's old thatch. Once the process is completed, the old rafters and woodwork will be inspected as it might be necessary to undertake some work to upgrade and replace the existing timber. We recommend and fire felt, which is a fire-resistant membrane, be installed. This will be followed by the new thatch at a depth of 15 to 18 inches, a new ridge , followed by new wire.

Ridge and repair

This involves taking off the old wire and ridge. After this process, a new ridge is installed and the main roof will be repaired where necessary, cleaned down, and the old roof is brought back up and rewired.

Straw full re-thatch

This service involves initially taking the ridge off. We then strip down to what's called the "base coat". The old thatch will be partially stripped off. In some cases this is not necessary depending on the condition of the roof. Once this process is complete, we then re-thatch to a depth of 16 to 18 inches with a new ridge and design included.


Areas covered

We provide our services in primarily Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland, and Essex. We believe that remaining local to our customers allows us to provide the best quality service. If you are outside of our primary coverage, please feel free to contact us with the work you require doing. We will consider all jobs but only undertake them if it is in your best interest.

Contact us

Email orourke.thatching@gmail.com
Mobile 07487 823 629

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