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Below are some images of walls I have come to 
know and love (mostly!)

Domestic walls built with Trevor Wragg (Master Craftsman)

August 2017
Poorly built and already falling down; even Nell looks depressed looking at it!

You can see running joints which contribute to weakness in wall

Rebuilt with the same stone but with plenty of packing!

Solid corners and footings reset to cope with the soft ground.

Customer was so pleased with right hand side they asked us to rebuild the left hand side. We straightened the name plaque and framed it and set a new post box into the wall.


Summer 2017 - 70m of Domestic Walling with features in Ford

Before

After





Features in Domestic Walls,  Ford 2017





Spring 2017 Birchover
Steps using local stone and thick Indian Sandstone slabs from Pennine Paving



Summer 2016 - Flower beds at Scropton
Topped off with Indian Sandstone slabs from Pennine Paving

Garden Wall with Steps




Chesterfield Summer 2016

Rebuild of a lovely driveway wall, a delight to build with fantastic coursed local stone.

and with builder's mate acting as lookout!

Winter 2016/17 Field Wall repairs Kirk Ireton;

BEFORE - Hit by articulated lorry following sat nav!


AFTER - Repaired by Waller following tradition!


Autumn 2016 The Parkway, Darley Dale:

Trevor and I were asked to rebuild and complete a beautiful curved wall of around 40m in length. Built with sandstone with a small gateway at the lower end.

Spring 2016 
Limestone field wall in Brassington
Despite the rain and mud I really enjoyed rebuilding this limestone wall at an entrance into a field. The stone was like a dolomitic limestone, very gnarly and bobbly with huge boulders but into the top half of the wall. Needless to say, once down they stayed down and became footers...where they should have been!


Before



Finished


Left hand curve, before

Left hand curve, finished



Right hand curve, before



Right hand curve, finished




Recent projects up to December 2015

Curved garden wall (sandstone) Kirk Ireton
Using enormous stone as footings (at least they won't move!) I built this lovely curved wall which is currently awaiting a decision on copes possibly flat or possibly the traditional half rounds. The grass is slightly yellow as we used boards on the grass to protect it from the several tonnes of stone sitting on it for a week or so!





Mount St Bernard's Abbey, Leicestershire
Collapsed granite wall, vertical, height of between 6-8ft.
A really challenging job due to the height, it's vertical nature and the size of stone. The surrounding wall is in poor condition so a lime mortar was used inside to add strength to this section given it's height and that there is a footpath alongside it. 








All finished and looking good!


Sandstone offcuts used to hide an oil bund (Kirk Ireton)






Swinscoe (Ashbourne) - collapsed field/garden wall (limestone)


Unfortunately the copes had been cemented so when a small section fell,
 it dragged much of the rest of the wall with it!

Before
After

It was a lovely job to rebuild, sadly in mist for all bar the first day so I didn't see much of the amazing views from up there!






Gapping - repairing field walls in Lea and Holloway. (sandstone)




Section 1 - Before
Section 1 - After

Section 2 - Before
Section 2 - After
Section 3 - Before
Section 3 - After



April 2015
Belper
Rebuilt a retaining field / garden wall for a customer..weather was beautiful so worked hard to complete before the forecast snow arrived!






March 2015
Local wall
Tried to preserve the look of the original by reusing the mossy faces where I could.




Feb 2015 - Recent walls of interest...
Belper - 
A van hit a wall and the damage clearly visible
You can see the amount of movement in the lower part of the wall

You can see the shift in the wall...
Cemented copers remain attached

January 2015
Walling in Alderwasley
Stone had been buried by process of JCB demolishing wall and scraping stone and large amounts of earth over the stone...a day excavating ensued!





Ended up with only 3 stones left...it was a close run thing for this field wall!!!


November 2014
Hooray! finished next section of wall. Now the owner of the final stretch has asked me to complete his bit too! So by the end it'll be completely rebuilt.
From this...
to this...deeply satisfying!
One happy waller!








Autumn 2014

Current project, rebuilding a semi retaining gritstone wall in Kirk Ireton
A very lose and wonky wall
A common fault in walls where running joints create weakness


stripped out and foundations relaid
waiting for the copers



ta daa!


the first half finished





Summer 2014
Gapping on a limestone wall above Carsington
A collapsed field wall, note how the tree has grown into the wall!
Stripping the old wall out and digging a foundation trench
Laying new foundations with the biggest and ugliest stone!


Only being able to lay out stone on 1 side was quite a challenge!


The wall slowly growing....


The wall is finished and the farmer is really pleased!