KEITH QUANTRILL is a master thatcher and thatching consultant
with over 34 years experience in the craft.
He served a seven year apprenticeship before starting his own business in
Bedfordshire in 1982. He has worked with all of the main thatching materials
throughout his career, and has specialised in the repair and management
of traditional thatched buildings.
He began working as a thatching consultant in 1998 in response to a growing demand for independent professional advice.
Keith now works throughout the UK conducting condition
assessment surveys, preparing specifications, assessing contractors, managing projects, sourcing materials and
historical interpretation; as well as tutoring and publishing. He will also
assist with planning applications, fire risk assessments and act as an expert