Thatching for Theme Parks and Attractions
Theme parks and Visitor Attractions
Ensuring your visitor attraction is still attractive.
Fenland Leisure - the play professionals, were renovating a slightly tired play area at one of the UK's leading visitor attractions. After restoring the soft flooring, replacing the timber and glossing the paint, they needed someone to replace the leaky old thatch roofs.
From the start we provided tips, advice and thatch samples. We asked searching questions about space for access equipment or the requirement for fire retarding materials. Along with multiple site visits to assess the best and safest method of working around the attraction, whilst it always remained open to the public.
Other Case Studies
Thatched Film and TV Sets
Thatched architecture provides a portal into history and tradition for the viewer. Shaggy, handmade thatch tells of Iron age round houses, hovels or Viking long houses. Shapely smooth curves, tightly clipped gables, and smart ridges are merchant’s houses or an imperial temple. Thatch offers action prompts too - As the battle rages, thatch burns really, really well ! We have helped many film and TV production weave stories with thatch.View Case Study
Thatching For Pop-Up Events
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre productions were creating two incredible pop-up, full size replica Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. One in the shadow of Clifford's Tower, in York, and another in the gardens of Blenheim Palace. Thatch was vital to lend an air of medieval authenticity to their concessions village.View Case Study
Props, Bespoke Make, and Rented
Weaving, Thatching, Carpentry, Metal Work, Platting and Splicing. We hold a huge stock of natural materials and our craftsmen (& women) turn them into props.View Case Study
The Chelsea Flower Show
A thatched cottage is an excellent centrepiece to theme a show garden around. We bring our film industry know-how to construct the complete buildings in a modular form. We have been involved in five Chelsea gardens and the inaugural Singapore garden show, with the gardens winning Gold, ‘Best in Show’ & ‘People's Choice’.View Case Study