Sunday, 27 June 2021

All my curves and all my edges...all my perfect imperfections!



As well as being my fave song at the moment I do love a good curve!
I have just completed a lovely wall encompassing a long curve and steps which has replaced a wall build by some builders mate..."It'll stay up a lifetime that!" kinda wall. A few years later and I'm in rebuilding the whole thing. I enjoy posting little video rants on my instagram page about top tips for walling and how not to build a drystone wall....this has made it into the gallery!

Here are some before and after shots.


Steps are different heights and depths

Steps now uniform and recessed into wall







Wall already leaning and fallen in places as all large beautiful dressed stone had been placed at the back. No through stones were used either. Both leading to a structurally unsound wall


New wall coursed with a batter on it and plenty of throughs in wall. Largest stone at front