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About Bob Armstrong Master Thatchers

Bob Armstrong, a master craftsman has been thatching now for 50 years. He was trained by his father and undertook a full 5-year apprenticeship during which they worked both for various local estates, i.e. Longford, Cranborne, Kingston Lacy and Broadlands, as well as many private customers. The father and son team developed a very high standard of workmanship and have always used only the best materials. 

Later in life Bob took on an apprentice, Ian Shelley in 1983. Ian attended the thatching college at Knuston Hall which was then run by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (COSIRA) where he passed the City and Guilds Certificate in Thatching. He then started work on his own for several years in the Warminster area before rejoining Bob more recently. Together they carry out quality workmanship with full public liability insurance.

"To be polite and courteous in conjunction with first class craftsmanship gives me great job satisfaction and I hope to be of service to thatching customers for quite a few years to come." Bob Armstrong

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This Master Thatcher is available in Wiltshire
within a 30 mile radius of Salisbury including:

Amesbury, Larkhill, Idmiston, Fordingbridge, Downton, Warminster. Westbury, Wilton, Shaftsbury, Mere, Blandford, Verwood, Ringwood, Romsey, Stockbridge, Andover, Ludgershall, Totton, Shrewton, Pewsey, Devizes, Sturminster Newton, Stalbridge, Gillingham, Wincanton, Redlynch, Hale, Alderbury, Whiteparish, Odstock, Teffont, Bowerchalke, Nomansland, Landford, West Wellow, Durringon, Brook, Cadnam.




Full Wheat Reed Thatching
Water Reed Thatching
Thatched Cottages/Houses
Summerhouses & Outhouses
Thatched Gazebos
Tiling / Slating & Leadwork
Ridging and Thatch Repairs
Thatched Roof Surveys
Mortgage & Insurance Reports
Fire Safety Advice


Old thatched roof removed where necessary
Timbers inspected and repaired
Wall plates checked & repaired/replaced
Exposed brickwork inspected & repaired
Roof thatched with high quality materials
Block ridge applied as standard
Chimney pointing inspected & repaired
Lead flashings applied
Wire netting fitted