Long Straw Thatching

Brian & Tom Mizon
Master Thatchers
CB21 4QR

Telephone:- 01223 892861

Mobile:- 07768 250308



 Straw Golden Eagle

                                                                                                                                                                                             Great Wratting Suffolk  

The Mizon Family have been thatching in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex  for a number of generations.  Brian has been a thatcher for over 40 years, he works with his son Tom who is also an accomplished  thatcher and a skillful straw animal maker.
Thatching in Long Straw,Norfolk Reed and repairing the thatched cottages in and around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex they are kept busy.

If you are looking for a free estimate or advice on your thatched roof please contact us.

Tel:-   01223 892861  or email  brian.mizon@hotmail.co.uk

Maybe you would just like a straw animal, if so, please click the link below.




Most of the thatched cottages in Cambridgeshire are thatched in long straw.


                          Thatching in Streetly End  Cambridgeshire                                                 


       Straw Fox and Cubs

                                                                                                                                          Cowlinge (Suffolk)           



       Shudy Camps ( One of the oldest cottages in Cambridgeshire)

                                   Straw Jack and Jill                                                            

Long straw gives a much softer appearance than reed, and is well suited to smaller thatched cottages in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk & Essex.


         Straw Witch            


                                                                         Duddenhoe End Essex

The roof pitch of a long straw thatch should be approximately 50 degrees, so the water runs off very quickly. A long straw roof would normally last  20 to 25 years.

                             Straw Hares



                                                                                                                                                              Steeple Bumpstead                    

 Coton ( Cambridgeshire )

img 9                img183                  

      Over ( Cambridgeshire )                                                                                                                             Straw Wolf

Free counters provided by Honesty.com.

                                                Thatch Tips

  • Keep tall trees away from your thatch.  The drips and the damp environment wear the thatch prematurely.
  • Moss is a sign of dampness.  It is advisable to not let moss build up.  Have the moss removed by a Thatcher.
  • It is said that a strip of copper wire keeps moss at bay.
  • Do not let clematis and trailing plants on the thatch.
  • A television aerial man can cause a lot of damage to a thatched roof.  Where possible site your aerial away from the roof.
  •  If you have your cottage painted ask the painter not to move the wire netting as they seldom put it back properly. 
  • If you are having your roof  re-thatched or repaired it is a good idea to have the chimney checked and if necessary re-pointed first.






                                                                                            Back to top

 Thatcher in Cambridgeshire     Thatching in Cambridgeshire     Thatching    Thatcher   Thatching in Suffolk   Thatcher in Suffolk    Thatching in Essex 

 Thatching in long straw       Thatching in Cambridge Suffolk & Essex   Straw Animals  Straw Ornaments Straw Finials   Norfolk Reed Thatching

 Water Reed Thatching