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  • Fire In Thatch – A Guide To Its Prevention – National Society of Master Thatchers
    white rot organisms What is being done Gallery Latest News Publications Fire In Thatch A Guide To Its Prevention 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Download Full Report Fire In Thatch A Guide To Its Prevention Guidance notes prepared from the output of the joint seminar held at Kidlington Oxfordshire by the National Society of Master Thatchers Oxfordshire Fire Rescue Service October 23 rd 2005 For the first time the whole heritage craft and conservation industry has the impetus to work together to publicise a strategy for the understanding of and management of risk from fire in thatch We have an opportunity to educate planners legislators and owners on all aspects of risk management for fire in thatch Our objective is to produce a set of guidance notes based on knowledge and experience which will help those involved with thatch to make decisions that are in the best interest of the buildings and their custodians Thatched homes have many different associations More often than not they are perceived as the picturesque the epitome of the countryside and the rural idyll Unfortunately attitudes to the risk of fire are largely based on anecdotal evidence and real hazards are underestimated while other risks for example flying sparks from a chimney are negligible Statistically people living under thatch are less likely to experience a fire than in conventional dwellings but if they do the results are nearly always devastating The key question for owners and prospective purchasers to be asking is will it catch fire The answer is very unlikely provided care and maintenance based on understanding is stringently applied This booklet aims to provide the understanding Today to conserve should not imply preserving in aspic but should provide good stewardship for all that is valuable from the past for the present
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/fire-in-thatch-a-guide-to-its-prevention/ (2016-04-29)


  • Repair and Maintenance Policy for Listed Buildings With Thatch – National Society of Master Thatchers
    to embrace change However policies should also allow those who wish to make professional judgements for change to do so without fear of reprisal The UK is fortunate to have such a rich thatch heritage It is thatchers who take the responsibility for the durability and quality of their workmanship With thatch an approach to heritage of constructive conservation is the key to its long term survival Indeed government policy defines conservation as the intelligent management of change To this end thatch and thatching must be allowed to evolve using the very best current materials and methods necessary for its continued survival In conservation terms respect for the past is necessary consideration for a viable future is essential Members of the National Society of Master Thatchers NSMT endeavour to work in conjunction with local authorities to realistically balance conservation principles historical accuracy and the demands of modern usage of old buildings which includes a duty of care to provide a high level of craftsmanship and a sympathetic and flexible approach relevant to every property in their care CODE of PRACTICE DUE DILIGENCE It remains a thatching fact that there are no nationally agreed industry minimum standards It is really important for the survival and appeal of thatch that this situation prevails How a particular style of thatching is carried out is not part of NPPF guidance It would be a disaster to the industry if this situation were to change All NSMT thatchers will make decisions regarding the care and maintenance of a listed building using their professional skills Their evaluation of existing thatch will consider the current condition of the property and past performance of the thatch Availability of acceptable quality raw materials will be judged and documented against specifications required through the Thatchmark quality programme An assessment of
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/repair-and-maintenance-policy-for-listed-buildings-with-thatch/ (2016-04-29)

  • Fire Prevention Advice – National Society of Master Thatchers
    done Gallery Latest News Publications Fire Prevention Advice Generally thatched properties are listed buildings so any major work needs to be approved Also many thatched properties are very old and behind a solid looking façade there may be years of neglect to the fabric of the building especially the chimney Chimneys Have your Chimney inspected by a HETAS engineer Sweep your chimney twice a year and ensure spark arrestors are also cleaned Ensure the top of your chimney is 1 8m above the level of the thatch If in doubt have your chimney re built Open Fires or Enclosed Appliances Open fires draw plenty of cool air into the chimney where an enclosed fire burns efficiently the flue gases reach temperatures which heat the chimney to a level where the thatch can catch fire Burn only quality fire wood with a moisture content of 20 or less Do not fit a flexi flue liner Have your thatcher inspect and fit a heat sink to the chimney Always ask for professional advice Electrical Safety Faulty or inappropriate electrical installations are the second largest cause of serious thatch fires Have your wiring tested by a qualified electrician All electrical wiring in the roof space should be in vermin proof conduit Lights in the roof space should be bulkhead type Any security lighting around the property should be at least 1m away from the thatch Bonfires Fireworks and Barbecues Check your thatch insurance it may impose rules about fires near your property If a fire is essential Keep it away from your thatch Have it on a windless day Never use accelerants Never leave it unsupervised Always keep a hose pipe handy Workmen and DIY Fires have been started by paint stripping and plumbing in the roof space Do not use blowlamps Use
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/fire-prevention-advice/ (2016-04-29)


  • 14th March 2016 – National Society of Master Thatchers
    Home Find a Thatcher What We Do Guide to Considerate Site Practice Fire Risk Management Fire Prevention Advice How Long Will A Thatched Roof Last Climate Thatching techniques are designed to keep water out Location Quality Pitch and Aspect Algae Moss and Lichen Premature decay by white rot organisms What is being done Gallery Latest News Publications Daily Archives 14th March 2016 Summary According to the English Heritage Thatch And Thatching A Guidance Note 2000 listed building consent is only required for a proposed change of material between water reed and straw or any other botanically distinct species The crux of the discussion therefore is focussed on three key points The botanical The botanical relationship of wheat Triticum and Triticale in the 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode There are three principal types of thatch in the United Kingdom These are water reed combed wheat reed and long straw The first is based on the water reed Phragmites australis and the latter two are based on cereal straw wheat rye or a cross between the two Triticale The Comparison of lifespans of the principal types of thatch 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Reprint from the Thatchers Standard No 8 spring 2005 A NOTE ON THE SUBJECT FROM MARJORIE SANDERS In 2005 the artisans with the best information and knowledge regarding cereal straw for thatching are firstly Thatchers who grow their own material followed by suppliers who grow on contract to meet the needs The cultivation of Cereal Mixes and the Evolution of Straw 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Guidance notes prepared from the output of the joint seminar held at Kidlington Oxfordshire by the National Society of Master Thatchers Oxfordshire Fire Rescue Service October 23rd 2005 For the first time the whole heritage craft and
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/2016/03/14/ (2016-04-29)

  • Encode – National Society of Master Thatchers
    of thatch in the United Kingdom These are water reed combed wheat reed and long straw The first is based on the water reed Phragmites australis and the latter two are based on cereal straw wheat rye or a cross between the two Triticale The Comparison of lifespans of the principal types of thatch 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Reprint from the Thatchers Standard No 8 spring 2005 A NOTE ON THE SUBJECT FROM MARJORIE SANDERS In 2005 the artisans with the best information and knowledge regarding cereal straw for thatching are firstly Thatchers who grow their own material followed by suppliers who grow on contract to meet the needs The cultivation of Cereal Mixes and the Evolution of Straw 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Guidance notes prepared from the output of the joint seminar held at Kidlington Oxfordshire by the National Society of Master Thatchers Oxfordshire Fire Rescue Service October 23rd 2005 For the first time the whole heritage craft and conservation industry has the impetus to work together to publicise a Fire In Thatch A Guide To Its Prevention 14 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode EXECUTIVE SUMMARY At the time of writing there is general change in National Planning Policy for the Historic Environment The National Planning Policy Framework NPPF guidance for listed buildings with thatch is brief existing thatch should be replaced with like for like material unless a strong case can be Repair and Maintenance Policy for Listed Buildings With Thatch 10 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode As you may know every year the SPAB runs a training programme for early career craftspeople who want to develop a career specialising in work on historic buildings We are now recruiting for 2014 and with your help hope to find more excellent
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/author/encode/ (2016-04-29)

  • 10th March 2016 – National Society of Master Thatchers
    What is being done Gallery Latest News Publications Members News Contact Us National Society of Master Thatchers National Society of Master Thatchers Home What We Do Find a Thatcher Become A Member Members Area Latest News Publications Members News Contact Us Home Latest News 2016 March 10 Find A Thatcher Home Find a Thatcher What We Do Guide to Considerate Site Practice Fire Risk Management Fire Prevention Advice How Long Will A Thatched Roof Last Climate Thatching techniques are designed to keep water out Location Quality Pitch and Aspect Algae Moss and Lichen Premature decay by white rot organisms What is being done Gallery Latest News Publications Daily Archives 10th March 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY At the time of writing there is general change in National Planning Policy for the Historic Environment The National Planning Policy Framework NPPF guidance for listed buildings with thatch is brief existing thatch should be replaced with like for like material unless a strong case can be Repair and Maintenance Policy for Listed Buildings With Thatch 10 Mar 2016 in Publications by Encode Connect on Twitter My Tweets Recent Posts The botanical relationship of wheat Triticum and Triticale in the production of thatching straw Comparison of
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/2016/03/10/ (2016-04-29)

  • Protected Content – National Society of Master Thatchers
    Find A Thatcher Home Find a Thatcher What We Do Guide to Considerate Site Practice Fire Risk Management Fire Prevention Advice How Long Will A Thatched Roof Last Climate Thatching techniques are designed to keep water out Location Quality Pitch and Aspect Algae Moss and Lichen Premature decay by white rot organisms What is being done Gallery Latest News Publications Protected Content The content you are trying to access is
    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/protected-content/?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nsmtltd.co.uk%3A443%2Fcategory%2Fmembers-news%2F (2016-04-29)

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    https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/wp-login.php?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nsmtltd.co.uk%2Fthe-botanical-relationship-of-wheat-triticum-and-triticale-in-the-production-of-thatching-straw%2F (2016-04-29)


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