Monday, 28 December 2015

New team member


Met the newest member of Copestone Walling. Due to start work mid January


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sleeping beauty

As this time of year approaches many creatures use drystone walls for hibernation, especially frogs and toads.
They are always so sleepy as I carefully carry them over to another section of wall for them to crawl into.




What to do when it's pouring with rain!

Having been on a great stone carving course at the  Eco centre in Wirksworth I now know what I can do on those horrible rainy or snowy days when walling is not an option.


Recent work


I've had some really interesting jobs this autumn, below are a few of the highlights...


Facing a block wall with offcuts in order to hide the oil bund. (see gallery to see before and afters!)
It looks so much better now...

Building walls on a new housing estate, a really different working environment!
Rebuilding a very tall (7ft) granite wall at an Abbey in Leicestershire, had to use tower scaffold to reach the top!

A lovely curved wall made with local sandstone...curves are always a little more challenging, but this one looks great!
Awaiting copestones as owner is debating whether to use traditional copes or flat ones...

Mud mud glorious mud!

It has been a busy Autumn and a mild one, thank goodness, although I do think that rain is worse than cold! I seem to spend my days covered in mud!

Looking clean in this shot!