The risk of a fire is is further exacerbated as the majority of thatched buildings are older properties and as such most likely have open fires and/or wood or multi-fuel buring stoves/heating appliances to add to the ambiance of the building.
As with any naked flame appliance, in particular when coming into contact with a fuel source, such as dry thatch in a roof space in particular, the risk of ignition and subsequent fire is very high. This is particularly so if flues and/or fireplaces are not adequately protected to prevent flames, heat and/or sparks coming into contact with the thatch roof coverings.
At Castle Surveyors Limited we are experts in carrying out surveys of all types of properties and our normal recommendation for thatch properties is that an RICS Building Survey (level 3) Report is commissioned to help identify risks associated with fires, amongst other things. We’d be pleased to assist you should you require such a survey in the South Hampshire, East Dorset, New Forest, Ringwood, Lyndhurst, Lymington, New Milton, Highcliffe on Sea, Sway, Brockenhurst, Milford on Sea, Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs, Parkstone, Verwood, Ferndown, Romsey, Eastleigh, Fareham, Southampton, Totton, Fawley, Cadnam, Dibden Purlieu, Calshot, Beaulieu, Marchwood, Holbury, Blackfield, Burley and surrounding areas. SIMPLY CALL 0800 246 1002 OR USE OUR SIMPLY ENQUIRY FORM TO GET A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION.