Our stone walling, and dry stone walling is ideal for building estate walls, farm walls, garden walls, retaining walls, ha-has, and beautiful natural stone walls.
The stone is flat, hard, impermeable and frost resistant, and so is perfect for building large stable, strong walls. Each stone is hand selected at the quarry, and dressed, enabling your onsite stone masons, and stone wallers to build a tight jointed, stable stone wall, fast. This dramatically reduces the cost of building a wall, and ensures that it lasts for generations to enjoy.
The difference between the grades of stone is in how they are utilised, and the size of the stone. Dry stone walling has the largest range of bed widths upto about 18 inches wide. In order that the wall is stable, it needs to be built wide at the bottom, and narrower at the top, centralising the gravity. Furthermore it is essential that the joints are tight, preventing any movement.
Today, there is a demand for smaller walls that demands smaller stone walling, with bed widths less than 10 inches. In order to help with stability, recessed (hidden) lime mortar is needed, especially where children might be climbing on the walls, or it is part of a building, or a ha-ha, or a retaining wall.
In Dorset, Somerset, as well as in the Cotswolds - Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Northamptonshire, there are some superb examples of dry stone walling with our Forest Marble stone. From Burford, to Badminton, to Bruton, to Bridport the dry stone walls have created idyllic rural landscapes. Today our dry stone walling, and stone walling, is being used throughout the UK creating natural structures for gardens, farms and estates.
Depending on the stone wall to be built, we are able to advise on a suitable stone waller. There are multiple styles, and traditions of constructing stone walls, and so it is important to utilise a stone waller that will build a stone wall to suit the ground, and last 200 years plus.