How much does it cost to thatch a roof?

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The answer is….a lot more than in 1969!

This is an estimate that a customer showed me that was written by my Grandad – dated July 1969 –  showing a cost of £285 to rethatch a roof. The same roof would cost around £10,000 today.

This also shows that you don’t need pages of waffle when giving an estimate. You can’t get much simpler than saying “to thatch cottage with wheat straw and cover with wire netting 3/4 X 20g”, which is basically what any thatcher does, and giving a price.

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