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29/04/2015

Thatched roofs England ~ ~ ...

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Thatched roofs England ~ ~ ...




 

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Feast your eyes on these homes. This is not the tourist routes, just the English countryside. Old houses, not the "new building", is inherited. Elegant and well maintained, with an unusual roof, similar to the neat women's haircuts. I look at this miracle and understand how this people there were hobbits and elves. Why this country was born Tolkien. Where to create "The Chronicles of Narnia" ... .Priyatnogo view.

 

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Thatched roofs (thatch) - are not uncommon in the British province. Over the years, they are gaining in popularity. For the manufacture of environmentally friendly thatched roof used water cane, straw and wheat Stem.

 

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In the old thatched roofs were most common in England. Even the famous London theater "Globe", which in the 17th century took place the premiere of Shakespeare's plays, was covered with straw.

 

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Over time, when there was shingles and other roofing materials, thatched roofs were considered a sign of poverty and began to go out of use, especially in urban areas.

 

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In our time, in accordance with the principle of "everything is new - is well forgotten old" again fashion for thatched roofs. Moreover, unlike the old times, it is no longer a sign of poverty, but rather the contrary, as a straw roof - very expensive udovolstvie.Krovlya straw of good quality, made by a qualified technician, can last 45-50 years.

 

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According to tradition, a new layer of straw is placed on the old, it is the accumulation of thick layers created in the old buildings. In more than 250 roofs in England have basic lower layers of straw laid over 500 years ago. This makes it possible to find out what types of materials used in the medieval period.
 
 

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