About Us

Mark Padfield is a traditionally trained Master Thatcher who has spent many years learning this skilled craft. He served his apprenticeship under the watchful eyes of a 6th generation thatcher and 27 years later he still feels the same passion for the trade as he did when he first started.

Mark has a wealth of experience using a number of different materials from long straw, combed wheat reed, Norfolk (water) reed and unusually heather; a product which is used extensively in Scotland. All of the materials used are of the highest quality and importantly 90 per cent of them are grown organically making thatch an environmentally friendly product.

Ridge repair in Sevenoaks

Ridge repair to a cottage in Sevenoaks

Mark has worked on a number of different projects both in this country and abroad and is very adept at conforming to regional thatching styles.  His work is of such a high standard that his skills are in demand not only countrywide but much further afield, from Eastern Europe to the United States of America.

Mark prides himself on the quality of his work and feels that it is imperative that customers have complete peace of mind, working closely with clients to guarantee their exact requirements are met and that they are completely satisfied with the finished product.
Padfields understand that any work carried out on your thatched roof will be an upheaval, as an experienced company we try to minimise any problems so you can rest assured that time spent re- thatching or repairing your roof will be efficient, clean and tidy.

So no matter what the distance and no matter the size of the project please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have about your property, as 9 times out of 10 the problem you are concerned about will not be as bad as you originally thought.

team thatchers in kent

Team Padfield, Ross, Mark and Lukasz

  • Re–thatching, repairs, rewires
  • Patching
  • Emergency thatch repairs
  • Ridging
  • New roofs and extensions
  • Roof surveys and fire proofing advice
  • Chimney rebuilds or pointing
  • Structural repairs

 

Recent (2017) project near Paris, France