Sandstone summer walling projects

Sandstone summer walling projects

Seems like the summer sandstone dry stone wall projects are flying off the shelf. This is for Abigail and Duncan in Bamford. turning their small wasteland into something a bit more controlled that they will now be able to manage themselves, grow some veg around and the kids will be able to enjoy playing around […]

Right tree, wrong place?

Right tree, wrong place?

Here’s a wall, built of lovely Longcliffe limestone, looks great, but for how long? Maybe in less then 10 years the maple will have uprooted the wall, or maybe less. It won’t cost too much to rebuild the wall and it won’t do the tree too much harm, but it’s these considerations that need to […]

Why choose a dry stone wall?

Why choose a dry stone wall?

My latest finished piece in Bradwell, Derbyshire. This is a straight limestone wall with 2 water smoots (as the lane often floods and runs off into the neighbouring brook) and 4 wall heads incorporating a gateway. The stone was some of the last to be taken from the currently defunct Once a Week Quarry at Sheldon, it’s […]

building a dry stone wall head

building a dry stone wall head

A dry stone wall head, also known as a wall end, cheek end or many other regional variants, is not just where the wall finishes, it’s vital to maintaining the strength of the wall and without a well built termination point, walls tend to collapse in a relatively short time. The head is usually the […]