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S.M.F. Crouch & Co. Ltd

Nationwide Master Thatchers


 02380 873 628


 Established over 25 years



         Fire Safety Advice


Thatch fires do get a lot of bad publicity but, with sensible precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk and, in most cases, reduce your insurance premium

There are Thatch Fire Protection Products available to reduce the fire risk in thatched properties

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         Common sense is required when dealing with thatched properties and fire safety.


Always remember to:

House on fire - Fire safety advice from the thatcher

  • Check the electric wiring
  • Fit a liner and sweep the chimney regularly
  • Do not use spark arrestors
  • Fit smoke alarms and test regularly
  • Have fire extinguishers available both powder and water
  • Avoid having BBQs, bonfires and fireworks close to the property
  • Have an outside water tap with hose 
  • Know where your nearest fire hydrant is
  • Make sure the chimney height (including the pot) is a minimum of 1.8M above the ridge
  • Get specialist advice before fitting stoves. 
Fire safety for thatch (54Kb)
Fire Safety for Thatch -  Information booklet with up to date advice for thatched property owners to download

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (3.5Mb)
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Thatched Booklet - Fire precautions and advice for thatched properties.

Water Reed Quality Proposal 1 (665Kb)
Water Reed Quality Proposal 2 (526Kb)


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