Wroxton duck house gets a spring refurb

Banbury master thatcher Daniel Peck has added Wroxton pond duck house to the list of unusual buildings he has worked on.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 1:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:49 am
The newly thatched duck house on the pond in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132644009

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

A closer look at the intricate work on the newly thatched duck house in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132540009
The newly thatched roof blends into its beautiful surroundings. NNL-170321-132606009
A closer look at the intricate work on the newly thatched duck house in Wroxton. NNL-170321-132540009