Wroxton duck house gets a spring refurb

The newly thatched duck house on the pond in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132644009
The newly thatched duck house on the pond in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132644009
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Banbury master thatcher Daniel Peck has added Wroxton pond duck house to the list of unusual buildings he has worked on.

Daniel has been thatching for the past six years and his work has taken him across the Atlantic where he worked on a winery owed by President Trump and the world’s largest thatched roof in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The newly thatched roof blends into its beautiful surroundings. NNL-170321-132606009

The newly thatched roof blends into its beautiful surroundings. NNL-170321-132606009

His latest work was a little closer to home but presented some unique challenges.

Daniel said: “It took three days to complete. I had to wear waist-high waders and make a makeshift scaffold so I could reach out of the water.”

Reaction to the new look duck house has been positive with many villagers photographing its progression.

The old roof was installed some 15 or 20 years ago and the new roof should protect the ducks for an equal amount of time.

A closer look at the intricate work on the newly thatched duck house in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132540009

A closer look at the intricate work on the newly thatched duck house in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132540009

In addition to thatching house and cottage roofs Daniel constructs of a whole host of unique thatched items including Wendy houses, dog kennels, gazebos and bird tables.

Visit his Thatched Creations page on Facebook to view Daniel’s items or call 07427161677 to arrange your own bespoke creation.