This attractive garden wall was built using split face, flat bedded facing sandstone sourced from the local area.
The wall was back mortared to a block retainer. This Dry face appearnce allows the stone to flourish with an authentic natural finish.
The beautiful wall features both an outer and inner curve as well as a set of Dove Tail steps adding to the stylised overall design.
Dry Stone Garden Wall
This large Dry Stone Garden perimeter wall was build using locally sourced reclaimed natural Sandstone.
The wall of about 60m was around 2m high on the outer face, designed to protect the garden from nosy neighbours (the Cows).
The wall also sports naturally dressed coping stones which help to maintain an authentic finish, sympathetic to the heritage of the local area.
Field Boundary Dykes
Dry Stone as endured as a method of land boundary for hundreds of years. Dry stone walls are a feature of the British Countryside, they help to divide our land as well as providing much needed shelter for live stock.
These environmentally friendly structures create an eco system all of there own and help to support hundreds of different species of plants and animals. Pennine Stonecraft has built, restored & maintained many hundreds of meters of historic Field Dykes across the North Pennines.
The majority of field dykes across the North Pennines were built using either Lime Stone, Sand Stone or Whin, usually all mixed together. They generally consist of two or three layers of Through stones and upright Copings.
Sandstone Wall and Pillars
This long wall new build was using newly quarried flat bedded Sandstone from the local area.
The two neatly finished Dry Stone walls was made complete with the installation of two solid Pillars capped off with traditional heavy reclaimed Cap Stones.
One wall also featured a curve leading to the Pillar.
The wall was finished off using hand dressed coping stones which when mortared in place help to complete the finished piece.
Dry Stone Wall - Northumbria
This 65m long walling project involved restoring an old dilapidated Dry Stone Wall that had fallen into disrepair. The old wall was stripped back to bare earth and the new wall was built using the recovered stone.
The wall was built in the traditional Northumberland style of Dry Stone Wall which is in-keeping with the local area.
The height and flow of the wall was built to work in tandem with the undulating curvature of the existing ground level.
Dry Stone Retaining Wall
This project was a restoration of an old dry stone retaining wall which as you can see from the photos was in a shocking state of disrepair. The original wall was starting to fail and collapse from the weight of the earth pushing behind it.
The job consisted of stripping out and sorting the stone, cutting the earth back and forming a level base. From there we were able to build a thick, solid dry stone retaining wall which was a huge improvement on what was there before.
Using specialist building techniques used in retaining wall construction, a skilled mason can build a wall capable of retaining the above ground, standing firm for hundreds of years.
Wall End Repair
A restoration project which consisted of rebuilding two wall ends.
The walls were built using the original stone and tied neatly into the existing wall.
Building a wall end is a skill in it shelf, a poorly built wall end won’t last long as they can fall away from the wall if they are not properly tied back.
the coping stones were mortared on for added security.
Internal Feature Wall
Now here is an interesting project.
Here is an internal dry faced feature wall built in a living room.
the wall was built using split face, flat bedded sandstone sourced from the local area.
The fully coursed construction was back mortared and tied in using screw in wall ties which were fixed to the existing masonry.
Back mortaring means there is no pointed mortar beds on show on the face of the wall, giving it a stylised traditional dry face appearance.