William Cahill has honed his old-world artisan skill and temperament to create unique thatch environments at some of the country’s most exclusive private estates. He is accustomed to maintaining the confidentiality of his clients. In fact, families often invite the gifted storyteller/historian to reside on site during their projects to learn about the thatching craft and his native Ireland over cups of tea, biscuits and the occasional family meal.
William’s thatch roofs can be found on pool houses, cabanas, gazebos, garden houses, potting sheds, outdoor spaces/kitchens/patios, bars, barns, chapels and garden structures. Styles range from traditional Irish/English thatch that charmed clients during European travels, to palm frond roofs that recall island vacations. He also offers African and Asian thatch roofs. William is especially accomplished at thatching bespoke, whimsical structures that are the stuff of fairytales.
William has constructed thatch roofs at private homes in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, the Islands and many other states. These handcrafted Cahill creations are designed and built to the highest standards of workmanship, performance and durability. Many feature William’s signature ridge stitching, curved window brows and thick overhanging eaves. He often installs the natural materials over a continuous waterproof membrane and treats them with fire-retardant for long life and superior weatherproofing.
William says his clients are attracted to thatch because it is special, different and natural. “They want something their friends don’t have. It combines a wow factor with something that is organic and offers old-world charm,” he explains.
William travels extensively throughout the United States and the islands for face-to-face meetings with architects, landscape designers, general contractors and their clients who are considering incorporating thatch their custom outdoor environments. Call William at 513-225-0368 to begin a discussion about styles, materials, structural consideration and cost and to request a visit.