Christopher Kirk Master Thatcher, Debden, Essex. Specialists in long straw and water reed thatching for Essex, south Cambs and east Herts

Thatched roof

What my customers say

…We're absolutely delighted with our new thatch. It is very good quality, and finished beautifully. The cottage looks better than I have ever seen it. We're very very pleased. It's made a tremendous difference to have a decent 'hat' on! We decided to choose a plain ridge, as it is more traditional, and we feel we've really made the right choice for our cottage. …

— Ian and Sheila Abrams (award winning architect) Hornet's nest, Debden Saffron Walden

…The quality of their work has been excellent and our roof now looks superb.

— John and Kathryn Severn, Sheepcote Green, June 2015

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‘Testimonial for Christopher Kirk Thatching Ltd, June 2015

Thatching at Sheepcote Green

The team started on time as promised and prepared the roof for re-thatch as per the estimate.

Chris, Dan and Mark have been clean, tidy and thorough. Although they have been with us for the past two months or so, they have been as unobtrusive as possible and always extremely polite.

The quality of their work has been excellent and our roof now looks superb.

For the above reasons, we would like to highly recommend Christopher Kirk Thatching Ltd.

John and Kathryn Severn.

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We are absolutely thrilled with our new ridge. It looks wonderful. We were so pleased with you and your team who worked so hard and were so charming. It has been much admired and we can highly recommend your work if anyone would like to contact us.

— Barry and Anne Gough

Chris is our well-respected local Thatcher. You can rely on him to do an excellent job at a fair price. We are extremely pleased with our beautiful new roof, which has become a talking point for all passers-by.

— Richard and Sarah, Debden

…I am delighted with my roof and I am so glad I chose Chris to do the work. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Mr. Kirk…’

— Mary, Rushden, Herts.

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‘Mr Christopher Kirk has just completed a re-ridge of my thatched roof, taking six weeks.

The re-ridge has been undertaken with great care and consideration, and in the words of many of my fellow Rushdenites, the thatchers ‘have done a really beautiful job’.

Nothing has been too much trouble for Mr Kirk, including providing me with the best materials, for which I am exceedingly grateful.

Chris and his assistant have been a joy to have around the place for 6 weeks. They are always smiling, good natured, optimistic and very, very tidy!

Their quiet demeanour is not intrusive and they have been very honouring of myself and my property. I trust them implicitly.

I am delighted with my roof and I am so glad I chose Chris to do the work.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Mr. Kirk…’

…The quality of the work, using Norfolk reed, undertaken on our two barns, has been excellent; the price very competitive and all the thatchers employed have been reliable and extremely hard working.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Christopher Kirk, and indeed, having recently been asked for a recommendation, have passed his name onto friends for whom he is about to commence work on their property.

— Jane Ward-Booth, Debden, North Essex, April 2002

…We found them all to be polite, considerate and cheerful despite some atrocious rain whilst they were here. They completed the work in the timescale initially suggested and on completion tidied up so thoroughly that it was almost immediately back to normal.

I was particularly impressed with the care they took to protect the lawns and flower beds. The result is an absolute delight.

— Dr and Mrs R C Griffiths Stanstead Mountfitchit.

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‘…It gives me pleasure to put in writing, the opinions we have formed over the past few weeks of the thatchers who have just completed a total re-thatch of our cottage.

Christopher Kirk had given us a quote some twenty months ago, and his estimate of starting date was really quite accurate considering that the weather had to be taken into account. We found them all to be polite, considerate and cheerful despite some atrocious rain whilst they were here. They completed the work in the timescale initially suggested and on completion tidied up so thoroughly that it was almost immediately back to normal.

I was particularly impressed with the care they took to protect the lawns and flower beds. The result is an absolute delight. I am not qualified to pass comment on their thatching technique, but they seemed to be incredibly knowledgeable and the result totally in keeping with other local thatched properties and it appears that it will remain looking good for a very long time…’

We would have no hesitation in recommending Christopher Kirk, and indeed, having recently been asked for a recommendation, have passed his name onto friends for whom he is about to commence work on their property.

— July Ramsay, Furneux Pelham.

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‘This testimonial confirms our recommendation of Christopher Kirk Thatching as Master Thatchers, under whose rooves we have lived for many years.

The quality of the work, using Norfolk reed, undertaken on our two barns, has been excellent; the price very competitive and all the thatchers employed have been reliable and extremely hard working.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Christopher Kirk, and indeed, having recently been asked for a recommendation, have passed his name onto friends for whom he is about to commence work on their property.’

Thank you very much for an excellent piece of work on the re-ridge at Hylas Cottage. We are really delighted with it and happy to give a reference to other potential customers.

— David P J Smith, Radwinter, Saffron Walden.

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‘ 8th October 2009

Dear Chris

Thank you very much for an excellent piece of work on the re-ridge at Hylas Cottage. We are really delighted with it and happy to give a reference to other potential customers. In fact I've already recommended you to a friend in Saffron Walden with reed thatch. ’