Natural roof on chapel in Ireland.

A recent article in The Romsey Advertiser reported on a fire that destroyed the roof of an Ampfield hotel. The blaze at Potters Heron Hotel began on accident when a spark in the chimney ignited the hotel’s thatched roof. Keep in mind, fire codes require flame retardant applications on natural thatched roofs. This should not give building owners with thatched roofs a false sense of security.

Ted Kennedy, chairman of Pebble Hotels, said that the damage was confined to the thatched roof, thanks to the efforts of firefighters. In all, 170 emergency staff helped on the scene of the historic hotel last month.

Test Valley fire commander Dan Tasker told The Romsey Advertiser that thatch fires were “notoriously difficult” to gain control of.

With our synthetic thatch, hotel and resort owners have less worry about embers and sparks destroying roofs. See, our synthetic thatch outperforms both natural thatch coated with flame retardants and our synthetic thatch competitors’ products in flame resistance. Plus, our thatch looks just like natural thatch.


Flame-resistant Endureed synthetic thatched roof at theme park in California.


Whether you’re interested in roofing an indoor gazebo or an entire hotel, we’d love to help you choose the right product for the job.

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Plus, we’d be happy to show you how Endureed can provide you with the perfect synthetic thatch roofing for your needs. So, call us at 877-784-2824 or get in touch with us online to learn more.

Author: Endureed