Hot gasses leaking from chimney breasts into the dry thatched of older buildings is a clear and serious fire risk. Moreover, the dry thatch is highly flammable and can lead to extensive and often irrevocable damage. Further, in hotter climates bamboo thatch can also be exposed to a high fire risk. This said the thatch itself posses its own issue to implement effective fire protection; how do you install fire detection into a material as thick as straw thatch? Clearly traditional point heat detectors are not the solution. Signaline HEAT Linear Heat Detection enable the heat detection to be worked into the thatch giving a very swift response time thereby reducing the possible damaged caused by fire.