As beautiful as it is all going to look and feel at the end of the day, this is one of those things whereby you need to exercise caution. Talk to your home or commercial insurance provider and you will learn that the premium loadings for thatched buildings are substantially higher than for conventional or standard constructions. There is a good reason for that. Such buildings carry higher risks.
The primary risk here is that of the fire hazard. When a fire becomes imminent or is threatening a property, once it catches alight, the thatched roof burns a lot quicker than a conventional roof would. And so ferociously that it can take a property right down to its foundations. Within a very short space of time. Now, this is not an advertisement for you to not consider a thatched roof installation.
All it is trying to do is to encourage you to exercise caution. Risk management practice here is non-negotiable. It must happen. And there are practical things that can be done to a thatched structure to help safeguard it against a fire. Or at least for as long as possible, giving enough reasonable time before the local fire brigade is able to service the property. Also note that while the appearance of a thatched roof has its obvious aesthetic attractions, property owners should consider a more purposeful approach.
Weigh up all the pros and cons in terms of the business environment, the nature of the business, the residential area, the size and structure of the existing property, and so on and so forth. It’s possible to install a thatched roof any time of the day. But it may have impractical and costly implications further down the line.