Thatched pavilion with a bath tub, London (Thatche


  • Code:  2203901
  • Loopable:  No
  • Duration:  8 s
  • Aspect:  4:3
  • Alpha / Matte:  No
  • Model Release: No
  • Property Release: No
  • License:  Royalty-Free
  • Location: United Kingdom

Thatched pavilion with a bath tub, London. Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus). It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation. By contrast in some developed countries it is now the choice of affluent people who desire a rustic look for their home, would like a more ecologically friendly roof.Thatching materials range from plains grasses to waterproof leaves found in equatorial regions.Because thatch is lighter, less timber is required in the roof that supports it.Thatch is a versatile material when it comes to covering irregular roof structures. This fact lends itself to the use of second-hand, recycled and natural materials that are not only more sustainable, but need not fit exact standard dimensions to perform well.