The courses will be taken by Charles Chalcraft.
I came from a farming background in Mid Devon and became a full
time thatcher in 1986. My work was of a sufficient standard that
after some rigorous inspections, I was accepted into the Devon
& Cornwall Master Thatchers Association. For a short while
I was the representative on the National Council of Master Thatchers.
I am an Associate Member of the Devon & Cornwall Master Thatchers
Association and a Member of the Residential Property Surveyors
I have worked on many Thatched properties in Mid Devon and with
Anna, my wife, we have "hands on" project managed major
house restorations dated 1250, 1550, 1800, 1840, 1922 and 1975.
These include the following constructions:- cob, stone rubble,
brick, cavity brick with ash block internal leaf, and cavity concrete
block with thermalite block internal leaf. Roof construction included:-
thatch, asbestos sheets, Turnerised slate, slate - natural, asbestos
and cement fibre, & concrete tile.
(RPSA) Residential Property Surveyors Association.
I trained as a Home Inspector in 2006. With both my thatching
and restoration knowledge and a passion for old buildings I combine
Thatch Consultancy with Building Surveying.
I am a member of the RPSA and accredited by SAVA.