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Dry Stone Cladding / Facing
In some instances cladding concrete blockwork can be more cost effective than building dry retaining walls. Cladding a block wall uses less space than a true dry wall (which can be very wide when built correctly, see our guide to good practice) and this can also be of benefit.  In such instances stainless steel wall ties should be included in the mortar joints at 1 meter intervals and drainage pipes are built into the block wall. A face can then be built in front of the blockwork and bonded to the retainer with mortar. The end result is battered and looks just like a true dry stone wall. When built correctly no evidence of the cement work should be visible, note badly cladded walls often have wide joins between courses and mortar that is visible. Whilst we normally undertake such projects from start to finish, we also offer a cladding only service should you need it. Contact us about what would be most suitable for your project

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Before - bare blockwork with drainage pipes and wall ties
After - the finished product looks just like a true dry stone wall

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