See also:lent is chaume), the material employed sometimes for
See also:roofs in the place of tiles or slates; it consists of wheat
See also:straw, of which several layers are required, to the
See also:depth of from 12 to 14 in., or even extending to 18 in . Unthreshed straw is said to last from twenty-five to
See also:thirty years, and is easily repaired . In Norfolk the reeds of marshland are employed, and they constitute a durable
See also:thatch lasting from thirty to
See also:forty years or more . Thatched roofs are not now allowed in
See also:London or other towns and their vicinity, but if saturated with a solution of lime the thatch is said to be incombustible . It forms an extremely
See also:good roof, warm in winter and cool in summer .
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