Welcome to G A MacDonald Master Thatcher Ltd.

We are a family run business with 35 years’ experience, offering a complete thatching service including emergency repairs, re ridges and overhauls and re thatching. Only the best quality materials are used from our trusted suppliers of water reed, combed wheat reed, sedge and hazel spars.

In 2015 we were awarded a prestigious Sussex Heritage Award and have been members of the National Society of Master Thatchers for many years.

Sedge re ridge

Our small, friendly team is based in East Preston, West Sussex and covers all of Sussex and the neighbouring counties. However, we are happy to work anywhere nationally or overseas and no roof is too large or small.

We concentrate on one job at a time and I am personally on site working and supervising throughout. The only time I will leave your roof is if I am called away to make an emergency repair. The team are all fully insured and all workmanship is guaranteed.

We have experience of working on listed buildings and can provide help and advice regarding planning consent.

We keep up to date with the recent advances in fire prevention measures and are experienced in applying the latest fire retardant systems.

Our services also include:


·         Thatching Repairs and Maintenance

·         Complete Thatched roof renewal

·         Water Reed, Combed Wheat Reed, Long Straw and Sedge

·         All Aspects of Fire Prevention

·         Listed Property Renewal and Repair

·         Barn conversions

·         Leadwork

·         Inspections and reports for insurance companies

·         Free advice and estimates

·         24-hour emergency repair service

Rethatch in combed wheat reed

Contact Details


G A MacDonald Master Thatcher Ltd

Phone: 01903 783858 / 07952 182143

Address: 55 Sea Lane, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1ND

Director: Gavin MacDonald


G A MacDonald Master Thatcher Ltd

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