If you are contemplating building a freestanding or retaining stone wall in your garden, consider a dry stone wall.
Dry stone is often a better alternative to a mortared wall. When done correctly, it will last hundreds of years. That’s because it won’t crack like a mortared wall will over time. It can move and shift with the earth, tree roots and even earthquakes.
Dry stone is an eco-friendly way to build a wall. We don’t need to put in extra drainage because water can pass right through making it a haven for wildlife and vegetation. The walls become a sanctuary for mice, voles, birds, slow worms, toads, newts, insects, mosses and lichens.
When we take on your dry stone wall project, we will use the traditional methods of using on site materials. if that isn’t possible we will locate the nearest source of appropriate materials. We’ll complete your project quickly and efficiently any time of the year. We can easily prepare and level almost any surface using gravel or road base or the earth itself. Since we’re not mixing cement, we can work in any weather. And we do.
It is an ancient practice requiring a high level of specialized skills. Several masons on our team learned the traditional style craft in the hills of Lake District in Northern England where dry stone has been practiced since the Iron Age. We have the skill to deliver a dry stone wall that will blend into its landscape and look like it’s been there forever.