It is easy for us to say how good we are, naturally we would, but please read a little of what our customers say about us. If you would like we can let you have some references that will be happy to talk to you about our services.

Important questions to ask before deciding on the right Thatcher for you are;

  • Did the Thatcher arrive promptly?
  • Was the work carried out successfully at the quoted price?
  • Were the team pleasant to have around, and were they clean & tidy?
  • Did the work take as long as we said it would to complete?
  • What was the quality of the work like?

Clive S, HEMS Aircrew Paramedic with the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust worked with Bob at R J BOULTON MASTER THATCHERS LTD

"I have know Bob for many years both personally and professionally. A true professional who is committed 100% to whatever he is doing, completes all work to an exceedingly high standard. Highly recommended!" October 28, 2012

Steve D - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 2003, and hired Bob more than once

"Bob is a very experienced Thatcher, with a great eye for detail. Very thorough, neat and tidy and leaves the workplace spotless. What he quotes is what you get, and more! I would recommend Bob to anyone." October 25, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

David H - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 2011, and hired Bob more than once

"Bob and his team did a great job thatching our 16th century cottage. He told us what to expect and guided us towards a result that was aesthetically pleasing yet watertight. Our house looks wonderful now and he did it at the time he said he would, at the price he said he would and there were no extras (apart from thatching our well, which he asked him to do). Great bloke to have a chat with and his son was too, nice to have around, both of them. Great job, nice blokes, can't say better than that..." October 22, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Matthew Wilson - Bob as a Real Estate Agent in 2012

"Bob is a tireless organiser and founding member of Hungerford RFC and the premier Master Thatcher working in and around West Berkshire and Devonshire for many years. Bob is a multi-property owner and is an excellent acting landlord for my good friend and colleague Jessica Wilson." October 21, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Dougie E., Carpenter, Dale Building

"I have known Bob well for 8 years and having being a fellow operative in the building trade, have come in to contact with examples of his work, which is second to none." October 21, 2012

Andy W - hired Bob as a General Contractor in 1990, and hired Bob more than once

"bob and i go back a long way and we have worked on several jobs together which have always been to the customers satisfaction. Bob is a professional in all aspects of work and life in general! Andy Whiffin ( Director Esk Valley Builders Ltd}" October 21, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Phil F - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 1999, and hired Bob more than once

"I have known Bob since school days, totally trustworthy, does what he says, and his quotes are always very competitive. Very happy to recommend him and his work" October 20, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Matt W - Director, MW Leadworks Ltd

"Worked along side Bob only once but have recommended R J Boulton to a few contractors now and apart from his extensive knowledge and expertise he showed all the professional qualities that you would expect from a top class craftsmen. Hope to work alongside him again in the future. Should you need any Thatcher then in my opinion you cannot fail with Bob and his team. Matt Wilcox MW Leadworks Ltd" October 19, 2012

Richard A - hired Bob as a Financial Advisor in 1997

"Bob is an excellent experienced reliable thatcher that produces results to match customers exact requirements" October 19, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

Steve Mills, Senior Sales Executive and Country Sales Manager for France, InsightSoftware.com

"Bob is a rare commodity. An honest craftsman who takes pride in every piece of work he does." October 19, 2012

Cren S - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 2012

"Bob's thatching is finished to an extremely high quality standard and on time. He's very personable and would recommend him to any fellow home owners whom needs their roof thatched or re-thatched." October 19, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Lianne D - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 2000, and hired Bob more than once

"Bob is an experienced and talented craftsman and I would have no hesitation in recommending him." October 19, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Nigel P - hired Bob as a Thatcher in 2008

"Bob has a unique attitude to the way he approaches his work, You can see his personality in the finished results. I would recommend him most highly if you want a great job, done on time and in budget." October 18, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Richard M - Developer, Alba

"I have a tremendous respect for him, as a friend and an employer, for what he taught me and the detail and quality of his work. You could not chose a better man for straight advice as to whether work needs to be done, when or which materials to use. I cannot recommend Bob highly enough." October 18, 2012

Alistair Dornan - hired Bob as a Roofing specialist in 2005, and hired Bob more than once

"Bob has provided a first class service on several occasion where I have needed guidance and advice on specific roofing challenges. Ever able to develop alternative solutions that are at once seamless and innovative. Customer service is at the heart of all that Bob and his outstanding team deliver." October 18, 2012

Top qualities: : Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Liz McLean, Jackson-Stops & Staff, Newbury, Berkshire

As you know we are great admirers of your work - thank you for helping with prompt and professional advice over the years. Prospective purchasers are often nervous of thatch and you have always provided them with re-assuring and practical help. Much appreciated.

David Berry, Hungerford, Berkshire

Thankyou for the completion of the re-thatch to the above property - I am very pleased with the result and the house looks very much improved.

You and your team have provided an excellent level of service, both in terms of the high standard of professionalism to which the work has been carried out and also in keeping the inevitable disruption and mess to a minimum. I very much appreciate all your hard work.

Robert Johnston, The Gentleman's Shop, Hungerford, Berkshire

Yet again I am both delighted with the work your company has undertaken on the roof of Charnham House and also the professional advice offered regarding any future works.

On this occasion I asked your opinion as to how long I could make a section of thatch wait before complete replacement and you advised me that only one smaller section needed attention, for a fraction of the future expenditure I expected. I assumed that just replacing a smaller section would leave an 'odd' patch, but be watertight. Instead of which you managed to leave the roof looking absolutely perfect.

The surrounding roof areas were also left tidier than I have ever seen them too.

Colin Franklin, Bond Construction Services Ltd, Aldbourrne, Wiltshire

We are pleased to provide a reference about the high quality finish of your thatching and the professional way you deal with the project from concept to completion stage. Your thatchers are not only great craftsmen but also pleasing and helpful people, which is a very important ingredient to your success as A Mater Thatcher. This was particularly apparent when thatching my own cottage.

If you have any potential clients that would like to view your work or speak to me personally I would only be too please to assist.

I would like to take this opportunity thank you for all the hard work & research that you put into the Abbotsbury Project. Hopefully we will be hearing some news on this in the near future.

Martin Pitt, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Bob Bolton re-thathched our 16th century cottage about 10 years ago. We found his work of the highest standard leaving a beatifully finished roof which has withstood the weather admirably. It has received many compliments. He was most considerate in his work enabling us to live without hindrance while work continued,without damaging any of the garden, and all with his charming and polite manner. Its a pity all tradesmen/craftsmen are not like Bob.

Catrina McCall, Australia

We found Bob via the Thatched Owners Group website. Living in Australia often makes it difficult to manage issues in connection with our house in the UK, though this was not the case with Bob. Everything was done easily, ahead of time and within budget, all via email! Photographs were sent before and after and I would have no problem in recommending him to any potential clients!

Harvey Bishop, Aldbourrne, Wiltshire

Bob helped us with a challenging and awkward problem with our thatch, during some building renovations to our old house. He is professional and yet extremely personable, giving the assurance that he'll do the work to the highest standard with the minimum of disruption.

Richard Deane, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The work that you have carried out on behalf of Woodgate Construction Ltd has been to the highest standard. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my clients.

Rex Walters, Hungerford, Berkshire

Bob and his team are always cheerful, great to have about and nothing is too much trouble for them.

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