Thatched Roof Home Insurance


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Buildings and contents insurance for a thatched roof property

Arranging thatched roof home insurance for your property if it has a thatched roof, perhaps of water reed thatch construction or longstraw thatch materials, is a specialist area for which most mainstream online insurance companies are unable to offer quotes.

QuoteRack enables you to obtain quotes for thatched property insurance from a range of specialist insurance brokers who understand the property insurance market and be able to offer you thatched roof property insurance quotes from a range of specialist UK insurance companies.

"We knew there was an increased fire hazard with thatched houses, but it's worth the extra insurance premium when you see how good the roof looks."

The different types of thatch include:

  • Water ('Norfolk') reed thatch
  • Longstraw ('yealm') thatch
  • Combed wheat reed ('Devon') thatch
  • Heather thatch

The availability of specialist insurance for your thatched property means that you can now compare quotes easily and without obligation - submitting your details through QuoteRack means that your thatched property insurance requirements will be sent to only those insurance brokers who specialise in providing cover for thatched houses.

English Heritage - a guide to Thatch and Thatching

With due acknowledgement to English Heritage and all relevant copyrights, you can download their excellent Guide to Thatch and Thatching.

A useful video called 'How to Thatch a Roof'.


"Getting the right insurance for a thatched property is critical, especially when your mortgage provider needs to see evidence that there is relevant cover in force for a thatched roof."

"Depending on the type of straw you use, a good thatched roof can last 20 years before it requires rethatching. From a fire hazard point of view, however, insurers will always take into account the increased fire risk for a thatched property."