Olde England Roofs is a Banbury based company, that thatches throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Originally established in 1992 by Paul Watling, the company succeeded in becoming, four times winner of the OBBMTA, best thatched house competition. The company is now run by Michael Powell, along with the help of his team, of highly skilled craftsman. Michael took over the company in 2009, after completing his apprenticeship and working with Paul for 8 years. During this time, Michael was guided by Paul learning the different styles and techniques of thatching to become a master thatcher. Paul also instilled, his ethos of maintaining the highest standards of thatching and how to preserve, the integrity and charm of each project.

Michael prides himself on continuing to maintain the highest standards of thatching, that Paul has taught him throughout his career.

Why Choose Olde England Roofs?

The business has been established for over 25 years, striving to keep the traditional thatching methods alive, and to the highest quality and standard. Which has provided a renowned reputation for quality, throughout the thatching industry.

With Michael having over 18 years of thatching experience, you can be sure that you will receive craftmanship to the highest possible standard, that will be completed in a professional and friendly manner. Every aspect of every job is taken into deep consideration, as no two thatched roofs are the same. Along with thorough discussions with the customer, so they can fully understand the works that will be carried out on their property, giving them an opportunity to get involved in the thatching process.

Olde England Roofs is based in Oxfordshire and we are a proud member of the Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Master Thatcher’s Association (www.obbmta.co.uk). We pride ourselves on the high standard of work, precision, detail and care that goes in to every job.
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We are also proud members of the National Society of Master Thatcher’s. As part of the association, we have been judged as a finalist, in the societies best thatched house competition twice and awarded with a merit award of Highly Commended on both occasions. Most recently awarded in 2017.
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You can see a range of house’s, which we have been thatched to our high standard, in our Photo Gallery