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BRSA re-thatched our house in the summer of 2015. Ben Rance is a knowledgeable and experienced master thatcher and came highly personally recommended to us. His quote was competitive and his anticipated timeline accurate. He and Matt, assisted by Luc and James, worked effectively as a team. They were skilful, hard working, entirely reliable and good humoured at all times. They kept the site clean at the end of each day. The scaffolders suggested by Ben (Sunbury Scaffolding Services Ltd) and the lead provider, Ben, were equally professional and courteous.

We are delighted with the final product. The care that has gone into the roof is obvious. We have no hesitation in strongly recommending Ben Rance and BRSA.

Dr Neil Munroe


Ben and Stewart were really easy to have around, they worked under difficult circumstances due to the very wet summer of 2012 and various unexpected issues that arose with the house.

They thatched the whole of our large detached house, and were always aware of the security of the house, especially when we were not at home.  They designed the roof pattern with consideration of the house shape and consultation with us and we are very happy with it.

Their humour and nice natures made it a very pleasant experience.  We really missed them when they left and all of the family enjoyed having them around.

Mr and Mrs Harrop
Oxshott, Surrey


Verymany thanks for an excellent job!

Anne and I are very grateful for all your effort and hard work, very much appreciated.


Mr and Mrs Boissier
Pyrford, Surrey


BRSA Master Thatchers without doubt are master craftsman, and have just done a splendid job on our roof. Completely new coatwork on the back together with a beautifully crafted ridge, and a full re-dressed front. It looks stunning and we’re thrilled. They are totally skilled professionals and an absolute delight to have around. Thank you guys for doing a great job we really appreciate it, and we hope you will continue to look after our thatch.

Mr and Mrs Valentine
Abinger Hammer, Surrey


BRSA Master Thatchers have restored the roof of the Saxon Long Hall at Thorpe Park to its former glory.

We found them to be very professional. Site supervision and regular liaison with the client is excellent. Work is carried out in a tidy, conscientious and efficient manner with the minimum of disturbance.

BRSA Master Thatchers place great importance on Health & Safety.

We therefore have no hesitation in recommending this contractor for similar or related works.

Chris Edge
Head of Development, Thorpe Park


BRSA Master Thatchers completely re-thatched our roof and we are so absolutely delighted with the result!

The roof was previously in a very poor state, covered in lichen and moss and on the rear aspect especially where the old straw had sagged a hump had formed along with extensive areas of rot. They worked so efficiently together to completely transform the roof and it was most fascinating to see how this developed over the weeks. At last the roof is now flat and smooth with such beautiful sweeping curves and detailing.

I’m particularly impressed with the uniformity of the thatch around the ridges and curved surfaces, and the blending of the flush ridge.

BRSA were at all times completely professional and reliable, worked extremely hard to finish the job in a timely manner while leaving a tidy site at the end of each day and without rushing the quality of finish. On top of all this, I thought that they were competitive on the cost as well.

A really great job all round and I would not hesitate to recommend BRSA Master Thatchers – Thanks for such a wonderful job!

D. Wilton
Cold Ash, Berkshire


BRSA Master Thatchers were very professional, reliable and polite. The finished result is absolutely beautiful and we have had many positive comments from neighbours and passers by. We would not hesitate to recommend BRSA to anyone requiring this service.

Mr & Mrs Pleece
Westcott, Surrey


I am writing on behalf of Woking And District Angling Association where Stewart is a member. One of our Fisheries projects for this year (2009) was to build a new boat shed and without hesitation Stewart and Ben offered to thatch the roof.

They carried out the job using just a few handmade tools with such craftsmanship it was totally absorbing to watch and caused much comment and interest. Once finished the roof indeed was a work of art right down to the large Carp which was sculpted from reeds and chicken wire to be set on top. What better for a boat shed beside a fishing lake.

Stewart and Ben are indeed very gifted craftsman and we would not hesitate to recommend there services to anyone. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them a great deal for all the work they carried out for us. It was brilliant.

Steve Carpenter
Fisheries Manager W.D.A.A. Nov 2009


BRSA Master Thatchers re-ridged our thatched roof and did an excellent job. The roof was in a worn state, the ridge had dropped and patches of the roof were covered in moss. They rebuilt the ridge, cleaned the whole roof and replaced the wire netting completely. They worked very efficiently, were totally reliable, conscientious and completed the job in very good time. We were very pleased with the result – it looked like a new thatch.

We would recommend BRSA to anyone they are a skilled team with a very professional approach.

Dr Neil Harbury
Chieveley, Berkshire


BRSA Master Thatches completed the re-thatching of my house roof in a timely and workmanlike manner, the quality of the finished roof is excellent, and their sensitivity to fit their work practices around family activities was greatly appreciated.

S.J. Finlay-Notman
Bucklebury, Berkshire


BRSA Master Thatcher’s commenced the re-thatch at St Lawrence and Highland Court Cricket Clubhouse, Bridge, Nr Canterbury during Oct/Nov 09. Both Ben and Stewart worked in an extremely professional manner during the whole process.

They covered and left all areas clean and tidy and arrived on site at mutually convenient times to complete the project. Any concerns and problems were discussed immediately with me and addressed/rectified in an expedient manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending BRSA, as a competent and competitive firm of Thatcher’s, for any future clients.

May we take this opportunity to thank BRSA for a wonderful job, which will be enjoyed by both club members and visitors for many years to come.

Sharon Barnes


BRSA did an excellent job for us. They replaced the ridge which was about twelve years old. They also dressed and re-furbished the reed roof. Their design and quality of their work was superb. Our roof looks like new again but with a much better designed ridge. They completed the job ahead of schedule and taking into account the high quality of their work the price was reasonable.

Mr A Hadden
East Horsley

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