Thatched roofs are one of the most evocative symbols of the British countryside; thatched buildings are our best-loved. Thatch was the commonest roof covering throughout much of the country until the end of the 19th century, and remains a viable, sustainable solution for many rural buildings. This article sets out the do's and don'ts.
People often don’t realise they have tuck pointing – because it’s a deliberate deceit, done not to be noticeable! Due to this, and the fact that tuck pointing demands great skill, it is sometimes replaced with unsuitable forms of joint finish.