Christopher Kirk Master Thatcher. Specialists in long straw and water reed thatching

Site accessibility

The site design and build has taken into account the following guidelines:


This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML 5 and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards-compliant HTML 5/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.


This website site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to separate design from content (with rare exception for certain components of some pages). This means that if your browser does not support CSS or if you wish to turn it off then all pages are still easily readable and fully functional.


The access keys we have used are based on the UK Government's recommendations, as follows:

  • s – Skip past navigation to the main content of the page
  • 1 – Links to the home page

Accesskeys are usable in the most popular browsers, typically used by holding down the Alt key and the required letter or number of the accesskey. In some browsers (such as Internet Explorer) you may need to press the Return key to activate the link.


This website has been tested on the following browsers:

PC operating systems:

  • Internet Explorer 5.5, 6, 7, 8
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera

Mac operating systems:

  • Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Lynx