Does the depth of the thatching affect my thatched property insurance?

Thatch is an excellent insulator: therefore the deeper the thatch, the more the roof is susceptible to a build-up of heat where the flue/chimney is adjacent to the thatch. The depth of the thatch should ideally be kept less than one metre to offset heat build-up. We also recommend a thatch inspection by a qualified thatcher every ten years or so.

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