Denotes acceptance by this association as a Master
Thatcher - And actively Thatching
THATCHING IN RUTLAND
many years, Thatchers in Rutland and Leicestershire wishing to belong to
a professional association relied upon joining existing organisations in
As the number of
Thatchers in the two counties increased, so the need was felt among a
small group to maintain high standards of workmanship
1976 under the auspices of the Rural Development Commission (at that
time CoSIRA), being responsible for the provision of technical,
management and training advice to small industries in rural areas, The
Rutland & Leicestershire Master Thatchers Association came into being.
OF THE ASSOCIATION
Is restricted to
Thatchers who submit their work to the rigorous scrutiny of a standards
committee and their membership only remains valid for as long as they
maintain such standards, Only full members are entitled to refer to
their membership in business transactions.
Thatchers living in
adjoining counties who work in Rutland and Leicestershire are able to
apply for membership and a number of them are now members.
AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION
equally to provide the owners of thatched properties, which are now a
substantial investment with a highly satisfactory and dependable
service, and to protect the reputation of it's members in the belief
that a satisfied customer is the best recommendation.
All members of the
association are expected to offer the names of persons for whom they
have worked so that potential clients may satisfy themselves as to their
credentials and workmanship.
Owners are strongly
advised to check the specification on estimates and to check on the
credentials of any thatcher not an association member before entering into a binding agreement on
repairs or rethatching.
expert and progressive approach is your best insurance against costly
failure. Sound craftsmanship coupled with traditional and attractive
design are the qualities that matter. Why not insist upon them?