Roofing materials

Thatching spars

A thatching spar is a straight, 30 inch strip of split hazel, pointed at one end. They are twisted and bent in two to make a large wooden pin to secure the thatch on a roof.

Etherings (binding rods)

8ft long minimum cleaned rods, 1" butt diameter. Hazel, birch, willow or sweet chestnut. Preferred to use fresh or if kept damp under a cover.

Making shingles

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