Joe Thornton

Award Winning Master Thatcher


Welcome to the website of Joe Thornton, Master Thatcher.



Award Winning Local Master Thatcher
With Over 20 Years’ Experience

Welcome to my website, the aim of which is to show you some of the work I have completed over the past 20 years and hopefully answer some of your questions. I am a Master Thatcher based in Bricklehampton, at the base of Bredon Hill. The majority of my work is based in the counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire.

I am delighted to have been awarded

First Place for ‘Best Thatched Property of 2017/2018’

by the The National Society Of Master Thatchers.

How I work

I believe in using quality and environmentally friendly resources. I source my material from a Devon producer of Wheat Straw who I have a long standing relationship with.

Animals & Features

I am also able to create quality thatch animals, which a lot of my clients request. My signature animal is a Mother Duck and her ducklings but can also create a range of animals and features.


Please visit my galleries where you are able to view a range of projects and examples.

“I have been in the fire alarm business for over 25 years and have seen countless building and renovation projects.  Joe Thornton came recommended to me and I am so thankful that this ‘once in a lifetime’ experience of having our roof thatch refreshed has been a good one.  Joe is one of the best craftsmen I have met and it was a pleasure watching, learning and now having a little more knowledge to look more closely at other thatched properties.  When you know what to look for it’s comforting to see the extra skill and effort Joe has put in stands out on our completed roof.  My advice to anyone would be to seek out a thatcher by reputation then take a good long look at theirs and other finished thatches, not just a quick glance, as the experience of having your roof re-thatched is a privilege to watch but its also something you want to appreciate for years to come.”