Awards & Testimonials
"Without hesitation, we'd employ RJ Matravers again"
"My wife and I have lived in thatched property continuously now for 30 years and we have been in our current thatched property in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset for 21 years.
We first engaged R.J. Matravers Ltd. to renew the ridge on our property in 2005 which they undertook effectively, on time, tidily and at a competitive cost.
In 2014, when the rear portion of our roof required complete rethatching we did not hesitate in engaging R.J. Matravers Ltd. to carry out the work which they did over a period of several weeks to our entire satisfaction. As and when we need any further work on our roof we will, without hesitation, employ this firm again.
Mr R Wykes
"Personable, honest and professional"
“I was fortunate to find Reuben Matravers, his team (including terrier dog) via the Internet back in 2016. Reuben in very personable, honest and professional at what he does; a true Master Thatcher. Reuben completed re-thatching of half the roof (prevailing weather side) of my cottage in Somerset during the Summer 2016 advising that the other side had at least 8 years life left. I appreciated that. The site was thoroughly cleaned up of old thatch and debris afterwards. Certainly not cheap (no thatcher is) but certainly reasonable for the quality of work and more competitive than other thatchers from whom I had requested quotes. I would highly recommend Reuben for all thatching work.
Martin A. Rattle
"Cheerful team worked tirelessly"
We chose Reuben as he was able to thatch and repoint our dilapidated farmhouse.
His cheerful team worked tirelessly and his experience and positive attitude meant that he overcame the inevitable issues that removing the old thatch revealed. Not a man to work nine to five, he would visit at evenings and weekends to do essential tasks.
We were kept fully informed of how the work was progressing and we are thrilled with the result, as our neighbours in the village who still comment 12 months later.
We would have not hesitation in recommending him for anyone looking to rethatch or repoint.