Dry Stone Walling
dry stone walling is a fundamental activity. Due to a collapse in the
house building industry recently we see a lot of builders 'having a
go'. Whilst we accept they may be capable at a basic level, you would
not expect dry stone wallers to turn their hand to building homes.
Basic boundary walls, decorative garden features and stout retaining
structures are all built to stringent parameters to guarantee
structural integrity. Our
Guide to Good Practice outlines how walls are constructed and how to spot poor workmanship. We pride ourselves upon producing work as
master craftsmen and in all types of stone and styles, prices are laid out below. We also carry out dry stone cladding/facing onto block walls.
Boundary wall incorporating electric gates and a control panel, built coursed from reclaimed stone.
Curved wall being constructed from reclaimed stone in diminutive courses.
Stone kerb steps encased with a dry stone stop end built as field wall from reclaimed stone.
Styles and Prices
Examples of different
styles of walling are shown below, some are more time consuming than
others and are
dependent on the type of stone available. For example field wall style
can be built with all types of stone and the material is relatively
cheap and freely available, diminutive coursed walls require more
expensive stone and must be sourced specially. All prices are for
cost in labour per square meter of freestanding wall (we don't charge
per face) excluding toppings. These prices do not take into account any
other labourer costs such as footing preperation, moving stone to the
build site or clearing the finished site as these are all specific to
individual jobs and therefore can vary greatly. There are also material
costs to consider which are typically
£40.00 per ton for new sandstone, £50 per ton for
reclaimed stone suitable for field walling and £60 per ton for
reclaimed stone suitable for more decorative work, prices exclude
delivery and 1 ton will typically build one square meter. Please contact us
to quote on your project.
A typical project - retaining wall rebuild
A badly built dry stone retaining wall which has collapsed and requires complete rebuild to prevent a serious landslip.
wall is being replaced with a stout construction which has used all the
existing material plus a further ten tons of stone to build properly.
finished structure is topped with sawn sandstone copings and a stone
staircase creates access to the lower level whilst breaking up the
visual impact of the wall.
will be happy to advise upon your project from choices of stone to
styles of build. Whether you would like advice or a full written
don't hesitate to get in touch.
Contact us with your queries, we'll be happy to help
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