McGhee & Co. Roof Thatchers llc

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    Course details

    Tech Specs

    Application

    Reed is a hollow, waxy organic material. Applied in layers, called courses, a cubic foot thick.

    Thatching progression

    Each bundle of reed is laid in a course on the roof. When the courses have been applied to the roof up to the ridge area it is then time for the ridgework.

    Detail

    Dressed reed courses.

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    Dressing reed

    As each course is applied to the roof up to the ridge area it is 'dressed' with a leggett.

    Steel fixings

    Each course of reed applied to roof is affixed with steel rod and screw.

    Shearing detail

    Sheepshears are used to dress and trim.They may be used to cut an ornamental pattern for reed ridge.

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