Based in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck R V Miller Ltd was established in 1966 by Rod Miller and is today run by Rod’s stepson, John Tozer, who joined the firm after completing his apprenticeship in 1994.
With a loyal workforce R V Miller Ltd is one of the longest running thatching firms in the UK.
Rod and John are both members of the National Society of Master Thatchers and the Dorset Master Thatchers Association.
“R.V Miller Limited successfully completed a traditional thatched roof installation for our company in 2009 during the construction of a bespoke luxury house in the New Forest. Whilst the construction of the house was a challenge due to its curved outline we found R.V Miller coped with this admirably and provided a very high quality finished product in terms of service, installation and aesthetics.”
“A job well-done. The R V Miller thatchers turned-up when they said they would, were professional, friendly and completed the work on-time to a high specification.”
“We entrusted our large and very old thatch to Rod, John and their team. All of the workers were very friendly. We had up to 9 working at any one time and they were a pleasure to have around. Our roof has been much admired since it has been finished. We are delighted with the work and we would recommend them to anyone”
“I am absolutely delighted with my new thatch roof which looks amazing and was no easy task due to being on a curve. John Tozer and his team from R.V. Miller Ltd provided exceptional service, expertise and professionalism; they were always very friendly and worked incredibly hard in order to get the roof water-tight and finished in the minimum of time. I would have no hesitation in recommending R.V. Miller Ltd to other customers.”
“We found their (R.V Miller Ltd) workmanship, speed of work and general attitude to be excellent and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.”
An important part of maintaining your thatch roof is to ensure the ridge is replaced approximately every ten years.
Small regular repairs and inspections should be carried out to keep your thatch roof well maintained which will ensure a longer life span.
Rod and John are members of the National Society of Master Thatchers which is the largest representative of thatchers in the country.
The NSMT are the resource of first choice for members, their customers, conservation officers, the media and for all who care about thatch as part of our national heritage.