Devon County Show

The Devon and Cornwall Master Thatchers Association regularly attend local and county shows to carry out thatching demonstrations.

If you would like a master thatcher to attend your show and carry out a thatching demonstration please contact our secretary.

How we become members

Applications to gain entry to the Master Thatchers Association can only be accepted after a prospective members work has been scrutinised by a three man inspection committee. The committee inspect three completed roofs and full a re-thatch in progress. In addition to the applicant meeting the highest possible standard of craftsmanship they must also have the highest standard of business ethics.

The findings of the committee are then discussed at the next meeting to see if the applicant has reached the required standard of a Master Thatcher. 

The Association has to the right to remove any member that falls below the highest standard that has been set.

What is Devon & Cornwall Master Thatchers Association?

The Devon and Cornwall Association was started in 1947 by a government initiative to improve the standard of thatching throughout the counties. This is still a none profit association that seeks to ensure all work carried out by it's members is of the highest standard.
Members meet four times a year to discuss thatching issues such as latest Building Regulations, fire prevention and quality of materials. We also hold thatching demonstrations to promote our craft at events such as the Devon County Show.

The Association upholds rigorous standards and specifications to ensure thatch owners can employ any member with complete confidence.

1.   A Jackson - Master Thatcher - t: 01803 400 791 - Mid and South Devon >>>

As a Member of the Devon and Cornwall Master Thatcher Association, Tony Jackson brings together a traditionally trained Master Thatcher. A time served apprenticeship taking the upmost pride and care in his age old craft.

With over 20 years experience, working all over Mid and South Devon, Tony Jackson's aim is to make the re-thatching of your roof stress free, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing look but ensuring longetivity of your new thatched roof.

Website Link
Email Link
t. 01803 400 791

2.   Adam Hyne - Master Thatcher - t. 01647 440997 - Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor & Mid Devon >>>

Adam Hyne is a member of the Devon and Cornwall Master Thatchers Association and has over 25 years experience of thatching throughout Devon and Cornwall.


Adam covers all aspects of thatching from a complete re-thatch, re-ridge, repairs and  maintenance, using both wheat reed and water reed. Adam and his team carry out work for homeowners, architects, building companies, breweries and the National Trust. Contact Adam for free advice on any aspect of thatching.


Website link:

Email link:

Telephone: 01647 440997

Mobile: 07732 845758


3.   Carl Ward - Master Thatcher - t: 01823 680 833 - Cullompton >>>

More details coming soon...

4.   Chris Bovey - Master Thatcher - t: 01392 861 111 - Silverton >>>

More details coming soon...

5.   Craig Temple-Murray - Master Thatcher - t: 01404 822 874 - Devon, Cornwall & Somerset >>>

Craig Temple-Murray is a member of the Devon & Cornwall Master Thatchers Association with over 27 years experience in all aspects of the Thatchers art. Working throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset on a wide range of private, commercial & trust maintained properties, Craig and his team are able to tackle everything from repair and ridging work through to full re-thatches.

Website Link

Email Link

T: 01404 822 874

M: 07970 374 944

6.   Geoff Thame - Master Thatcher - t: 01297 33500 - Axminster >>>

Email link

t: 01297 33500

7.   Lars Blackwell - Master Thatcher - t: 01364 73668 - South Brent >>>


t: 01364 73668

m. 07966 936010


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8.   Lee Hawkins - Master Thatcher - t: 01395 567 428 - Salterton >>>

14 Fore Street, 

Budleigh Salterton

9.   Mark Smith - Master Thatcher - t: 01395 578 879 - Sidmouth >>>

Email Link

t: 01395 578 879

m: 07971 446 810

10.   Mark Turbitt - Master Thatcher - t: 01395 514 184 - Sidmouth >>>

For thatch roof repairs in Sidmouth, why not call Mark Turbitt Master Thatcher today? We are a family run business and over the generations, we have built up an extensive amount of knowledge about the thatch roofing craft. As a family, we have been in the trade since the 14th century and the company is currently run by Mark, who is highly trained in the craft.

Website Link

t: 01395 514 184

m: 07833 171 821

11.   Philip White - Master Thatcher - t: 01297 647449 - Axminister >>>

If you need a master thatcher in Axminster and throughout the surrounding areas, call on Philip White Thatching for assistance. With over 20 years of experience within industry and a reputation in the region for providing quality thatching services, you can count on me to provide you with an exceptional service at a competitive rate. 


Philip White,


Gammons Hill,




EX13 7RA



Website Link

Email Link

t: 01297 647449

m: 07830 356 241


12.   R.J.Boulton - Master Thatcher - t. 01822 614 870 - Truro, Tavistock, Exeter, Bath & Hungerford >>>

We carry out and also disc over a little about thatching.  Working out of our bases in Truro, Tavistock, Exeter, Bath & Hungerford.

We provide a complete thatching service using all types of thatching materials including;

  • Complete Re-Thatch
  • New Thatch
  • Thatch Roof Inspection
  • Thatched Roof Extensions 
  • Fire Retardant Treatments for Thatched Roofs
  • Thatch Repairs


m.  07770 403 655

t.    01822 614 870



13.   Richard Frost - Master Thatcher - t: 01363 877239 - Crediton >>

Email link


t: 01363 877239

14.   Richard Pascoe - Master Thatcher - t: 01626 202 792 - Devon >>>

Richard Pascoe has 30 years experience of Thatching. A dedicated craftsman...

Customer satisfaction is a priority and every effort is made to keep the customer informed throughout the whole process of thatching their roof. You can be reassured that your roof will be finished to the highest standard - craftsmanship and quality combined.

Website Link

Email Link

t: 01626 202 792

15.   Tristan Johnson - Master Thatcher - t: 01837 83694 - Chulmleigh >>>

Email link

t: 01837 83694

16.   Simon Hounsell - Master Thatcher - t: 01626 824 578 - Devon & Cornwall >>>

Covering Devon to Cornwall, our Master Thatchers provide a totally professional, reliable and friendly Thatching service. 

We Thatch using Devon combed wheat reed and water reed. Using our experience and knowledge in thatching we are sure we can provide you with a first class thatched Roof. 

From a minor thatch repair to a complete new build we cover all aspects of thatching in Devon and Cornwall. 

Have our Master Thatcher provide you with a Free non binding estimate or advice. 

Website Link
t.  01626 824578
m. 07809 676 110

17.   Duncan Morrice - Master Thatcher - t: 01823 481938 - Taunton >>>

With over 50 years of combined experience in the thatching trade working for domestic and commercial  customers', we offer a professional, friendly and reliable thatching service.


3 Fieldgate

Curry Mallet





mobile:  07584 325895 . 

Tel:  01823 481938.

18.   Toby Marr - Master Thatcher - t: 01736 362 430 - Cornwall >>>

South West Thatching is a small but very professional thatching company based in Cornwall. 

We are fully trained and have a mass of experience between us in all aspects of thatching, timber work, working with cob and any other general maintenance your roof may need.

Home: 01736 362430 

Mobile: 07917396114

19.   Tom Kimber - Master Thatcher - t: 07881 723 023 - Culm, Otter, Exe >>>

Tom Kimber


t/a Culm, Otter, Exe 


Master Thatchers 





Fore St, Kentisbeare, 





Phone: 07881723023 



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