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Rob and Gary from Thatching Advisory Services attended the National Society of Master Thatchers Annual Conference and AGM on Saturday 15th March.
The conference, which was held at the Norfolk Arms Hotel in Arundel, was well attended and included some excellent presentations and discussions. These included the Thatchmark programme, Fire Barriers and Insulation, health and safety with the NFU and chimney safety.
Thatching Advisory Services will be attending
The National Society Of Master Thatchers Annual Conference and AGM.
Entitled ‘For the Good of Thatch’
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th March 2014
It is to held at The Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel in West Sussex.
The agenda will include discussions on: The Thatch Mark Standard, Chimney safety and Fire barriers and insulation.
Rob Norcott, Director of Thatching Advisory Services, recently gave a joint presentation with HETAS to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service about the importance of fire safety for thatch roofs.
The presentation, attended by representatives from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the North West regional office of the NFU Mutual, focussed on the common causes of thatch roof fires and the preventative measures and products available.
The attendees were made aware of the issues and contributing factors for thatch fires and the solutions, products and preventative measures available to help reduce the risk in the event of a fire.
The presentation included the use of comprehensive Thatch Fire Protection Systems which are a mix of either TAS100 Thatch Fireboards or Thatch Firewall with our non-combustible Thatchbatt® product.
Rob was also able to explain how the fire retardant spray ‘Thatchsayf’ works by foaming (intumesce) and forming a carbonised char, which binds the thatch stems together, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the fire, delaying the spread of flame and lowering the radiated heat output.
HETAS are the official body recognised by Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.
The show, which was held at the NEC, Birmingham, saw Grant demonstrating his craft on a stand organised by the Heritage Skills HUB.
Heritage Skills HUB is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, set up to promote and support traditional building skills to all those who care for traditional buildings.
Rob and Gary from TAS attended the event on Saturday 16th March.
The conference, which was once again held at the Burley Manor Hotel in Hampshire, was very well attended and included some excellent presentations including a seminar on the Thatchmark programme as well as the presentation of the President’s Cup for most improved apprentice and the awards for the Best Thatched House Competition.
The event, which was held at the Burley Hotel in Hampshire, was very well attended and included some excellent presentations.
The conference was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues as well as meeting new ones. It was also a chance to obtain a copy of Marjorie and Roger’s new book Thatches and Thatching.
Rob Norcott recently gave a presentation to a number of NFU policy holders in Hungerford, Bekshire.
The presentation explained the various fire protection products and systems available to the owners of thatched properties.
The event, which was organised by the Hungerford NFU Mutual branch office, saw Rob attend in a support capacity alongside the NFU Mutual thatched property insurance representatives.
Full details of the Suffolk Preservation Society autumn conference – ‘Fire and Thatch: a burning issue’ where Rob Norcott from Thatching Advisory Services was invited to speak, were recently published in the Winter 2011 edition of ‘Suffolk View’, the campaigning publication of the Suffolk Preservation Society.
Copies of the publication can be obtained via their website: www.suffolksociety.org/News/
Thatching Advisory Services were invited to speak at the Suffolk Preservation Society autumn conference – ‘Fire and Thatch: a burning issue’.
Rob Norcott spoke and carried out a presentation to an audience of over one hundred property owners as well as a distinguished group of experts, including the insurance industry, English Heritage, academics, research scientists, representatives from the fire service and the thatching craft.
The talk and presentation, which highlighted the importance of thatch fire safety and prevention, was very well received. Rob was also able to assist delegates and thatch owners in understanding the range of TAS services and products available.