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Thatching Advisory Services (TAS) recently launched it’s new website. The new site contains the latest information on fire protection as well as comprehensive advice on buying, owning and maintaining thatched properties. There is a new section devoted to new builds and extensions which includes detailed information on roof construction and the latest building regulations.
There is comprehensive information on all our products and systems and a new facility to buy the products via our online shop.
Have a look around the site and feel free to contact us with feedback or if you have any further questions or queries.
Rob Norcott of Thatching Advisory Services was asked by Listed Property Owners’ Club Ltd. to write an article for latest magazine.
Listed Heritage Magazine is published by the Listed Property Owners’ Club for their members. This is a full colour, perfectly bound A4 production; it is published bi-monthly and distributed to 19,000 listed property owners. The Listed Heritage Magazine includes amongst other things: suppliers directory, members letters, shopping pages, events and properties for sale.
The 4 page piece was centered around the importance of separation in construction on thatched roofs. The article also takes you through common causes of thatch fires, from old or faulty electrical systems through to bonfires or fireworks. It also discusses the various systems and preventive measures available such as Thatch Fire Board System, Thatch Fire Wall System; the use of Thatchbatts® and the Thatchsayf spray.
To see the full article click the link below:
Our system was chosen to be included in the Listed Heritage Shopping section of The Listed Property Owners Club Magazine.
Listed Heritage Magazine is a high quality magazine which is distributed to 19,000 listed property club members.
The Thatch Alert Chimney Monitor System has been specifically designed to monitor the temperature of the chimney brickwork at the point where it meets the thatch. The system acts as an early warning device to inform the home owner of potential high temperatures.
Thatching Advisory Services were asked to speak at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) – Southern Branch AGM in Newbury on Friday 23rd November.
The theme of the AGM was ‘Fire! Fire in Historic Buildings: Prevention, Reaction and Repair’ The event was well attended with more that 60 people present from a wide range of backgrounds to include Conservation, Architects, Building Control, Surveyors etc.
Rob Norcott one of the Directors at Thatching Advisory Services was pleased to be able to share information, knowledge and experience with those who attended the event.
Rob’s presentation themed around ‘reducing risk of fire in thatching buildings’ covered many areas such as:
- The Issues – Contributing factors for Thatch Fires
- Common Causes – Heat Transfer & Ejected Embers from Chimney’s
- Solutions – Covering general good practice, chimney’s and flue linings
- Products – Covering our range for fire barriers and systems to include:
- TAS100 Thatch Fireboard – Rigid barrier
- Thatch Firewall Membrane – Flexible barrier
- Thatchbatts® – Non-combustible insulation
- Thatchsayf – Fire Retardant Spray
- Thatch Alert – Chimney Monitoring System
Rob was also able to discuss and answer questions about suitable product testing and provenance, plus how products comply with the criteria’s set out in Building Regulations and the ‘Dorset Model’.
Thatching Advisory Services have recently updated and re-written their fire protection for thatched homes leaflet. The leaflet contains information on the different thatch fire protection products and systems available, including – TAS100 Thatch Fireboard, Thatch Firewall Membrane, Thatchbatts®, Thatchsayf – Fire Retardant Spray and our chimney monitor system, the TAS-33 Thatch Alert .
Thatching Advisory Services approved thatcher – Peter Brugge has taken delivery of a TAS -33 Thatch Alert Chimney heat monitoring system. Peter will now be able to advise the owners of thatched roof properties on the benefits of the system, especially if there is either a wood burner or open fire in the property.
Thatching Advisory Services has installed the first of their re-designed chimney heat monitoring systems, the TAS-33 Thatch Alert.
TAS were instructed to install the system in one of the properties on the Chatsworth Estate, close to Chatsworth House, home of the Duke of Devonshire.
The property, which is in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, became the first property in the UK to benefit from the system, which is specifically designed to monitor the temperature of the chimney brickwork at the point where it meets the thatch. The system acts as an early warning device to inform the home owner of potential high temperatures.