About Us

About Us


Heart of England Master Thatchers

Heart of England Master Thatchers was formed in 2009. We have quickly established ourselves as the premium thatching company in the East Midlands. We are based in Leicestershire; however, we cover most of the UK travelling far and wide providing thatching services. The areas we regularly cover are Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Oakham, and Stratford-upon-Avon. We have also travelled as far as Cornwall, Norfolk, Wales and the Outer Hebrides.

The Thatching Services we provide are Full Re-Thatch, Thatched Re-Ridge, Commercial Thatching, Thatched Roof Repairs, Wooden Roof Repairs, Moss Removal and Thatched roof Insurance Surveys. Every Thatcher employed by Heart of England is fully qualified to NVQ standard in Water Reed, Combed, Wheat Straw and Long Straw. (This excludes apprentices who are training whilst working to achieve this.)


Paul Wareing

Heart of England Master Thatchers is owned and run by Paul Wareing. Paul has over 10 years’ experience in Thatching and started by doing a full 5-year apprenticeship. Michael joined around 3 years ago; he worked with his previous employers for 13 years. Please note Michael is an EMPLOYEE and is not a SUB-CONTRACTOR.


Our Work

Back in 2013, we had the great pleasure of undertaking a full re-thatch on a block of 6 cottages in a village called Ashby-St-Ledgers, these cottages hadn’t been thatched in 50 years and it took our team 4 months to complete. The cottages were listed properties and were designed by Edwin Lutyen who also designed the Cenotaph at Whitehall.

The variety of our thatch work we undertake has increased over the years, we don’t just offer re-thatches on small domestic cottages, we provide a wide range of thatching services including commercial thatching as well as working on new builds. We work closely with Housing Developers in creating brand new thatched properties.


Our Team

The company has grown over the years; we have acquired lots of new faces to help with the increase in workload including apprentices who work alongside our experienced Thatchers to learn while on the job. Our team of Master Thatchers work all year round no matter what the weather throws at us* to get the job completed. Everyone here at Heart of England has a real passion for Thatching; every job is completed to 100%. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a newly re-thatched property, moss removal or a new ridge. It breathes new life into a property.

*Despite freak whether such as ‘The beast from the east’ settling in just before Easter! (We want to ensure both our employees and clients are kept safe, if it is possible to travel to the customer then we will be there to ensure the roof over their head will keep them safe).

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