Dry stone walling, and stone walling

Escape route, stone steps - An impressive dry stone wall
Escape route, stone steps - An impressive dry stone wall
A dry stone wall harmoniously creating a world
A dry stone wall harmoniously creating a world
Gate pillars making a statement using natural stone walling
Gate pillars making a statement using natural stone walling
Stone terracing using stone walling - functional, artistic, natural, and practical - near Castle Cary
Stone terracing using stone walling - functional, artistic, natural, and practical - near Castle Cary
Stone terracing using natural stone walling - Estate walls near Sherborne
Stone terracing using natural stone walling - Estate walls near Sherborne

Dry stone walling, and stone walling -  For impressive stone walls

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 stable, strong walls.  Each stone is hand selected at the quarry, and dressed, enabling your onsite stone masons, and stone wallers to build a stable, tight jointed 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. 

 

We regularly ship dry stone walling, walling stone, and stone supplies to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Badminton, Bristol, Taunton, Tiverton, Bath, Melksham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Northleach, Tetbury, Rodmarton, Burford, Corsham, Somerford,  Castle Combe, Charlbury, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet, Street, Somerton, Crewkerne, Wincanton, Yetminster, Dorchester, Bridport, Mendips, Chipping Norton, Long Newnton, Sherston, Beaminster, Corston, Fairford, Winchester, Salisbury, Malmesbury, Bournemouth, Poole, Yeovil, Chard, Sherborne, Charlton Horethorne, North Cheriton, South Cheriton, Horsigton, Shaftesbury, Blandford, Dorchester, Neston, Lacock, Radstock, Wimborne, Bradford-on-Avon, Wraxall, Frome, Wells, Witney, Beaminster, Bridport, Stroud, Shepton Mallet, Chipping Sodbury, Reading, Yate, Trowbridge, Hungerford, Salisbury, Chipping Sodbury, Dursely, Radstock,  Aylesbury, Andover, Oxford, Southampton, Thame, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Swindon, Yate, Hungerford, Birmingham, Exeter, Winchester, Alton, Basingstoke, Reading, Woking, Oxford, Taunton, Bristol, Exeter, and the counties of Devon, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Cornwall, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, and can deliver to the rest of England and the UK.

 

 

 

Stone walling for a retaining wall - protecting the house from a road as well as creating more space
Stone walling for a retaining wall - protecting the house from a road as well as creating more space
Dry stone wall - creating beauty and permanence - stability is from gravity with the tight joints
Dry stone wall - creating beauty and permanence - stability is from gravity with the tight joints
Dry stone wall for garden wall - this is more natural faced stone
Dry stone wall for garden wall - this is more natural faced stone
Dry stone wall defining a more formal setting
Dry stone wall defining a more formal setting
Dry stone walling for a tomb
Dry stone walling for a tomb
Dry stone walling for terracing
Dry stone walling for terracing
Dry stone walling for boundary wall - natural protection from the road near Frome - visibility, noise and security
Dry stone walling for boundary wall - natural protection from the road near Frome - visibility, noise and security
Drystone walling stone
Walling stone - natural stone wall with cock and hens topping the wall
2016 dry stone wall under construction - Creating an Estate wall at the Newt
2016 dry stone wall under construction - Creating an Estate wall at the Newt
Natural garden wall
Dry stone walling stone - timeless elegance
Good mix of stone walling, building stone and timber at this pub in Holton, Wincanton
Good mix of stone walling, building stone and timber at this pub in Holton, Wincanton
Dry stone walling to perfection
Dry stone walling to perfection
Walling grandeur with matching coping stone, protecting the wall and finishing it off neatly
Walling grandeur with matching coping stone, protecting the wall and finishing it off neatly

The drystone walling stone is very hard, flat and has excellent natural faces, making it easy and fast to build with

Dry stone walling for boundary - creating an oasis around the house
Dry stone walling for boundary - creating an oasis around the house
This dry stone wall was built with stone from our quarry and dates from about 1800
This dry stone wall was built with stone from our quarry and dates from about 1800
A ha-ha for a deer park using natural faced dry stone walling
A ha-ha for a deer park using natural faced dry stone walling
Dry stone walling in the pit - easy to build with - hand selected stone - flat with a good face
Dry stone walling in the pit - easy to build with - hand selected stone - flat with a good face
Dry stone walling in winter waiting to be loaded - easy to build - flat stone with good faces
Dry stone walling in winter waiting to be loaded - easy to build - flat stone with good faces
Walling stone for garden
One tonne of dry stone walling - tape showing one metre
Novel use for dry stone walling stone - laid flat for the swans at the Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset - geese are in the foreground
Novel use for dry stone walling stone - laid flat for the swans at the Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset - geese are in the foreground
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