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

Lovely curves. 

Steps and a curve!
Rebuild of driveway wall in Kirk Ireton

Cromford




Garden wall Kirk Ireton

         

Tall retaining dry stone wall 




Lovely limestone


Cheek end and gatepost

Features

Water feature and terraces

Curved wall to match gates


Flat random tops to allow planting









Limestone wall with feature
Snitterton 2018



Buxton Driveway Wall
January 2018

As with many walls in Buxton, the road side is beautifully coursed gritstone and the house side, random limestone. With this wall it was leaning heavily over onto the drive as can be seen below...






We dismantled the entire wall removing large amounts of mortar and rebuilt but replacing the limestone with sandstone.


It looks fantastic!


Challenging environments:
November/December 2017
A rebuild of a garden wall on a steep garden next to the River Derwent
Before
After
Before
After

Domestic walls built with Trevor Wragg (Master Craftsman)


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

Before

After





Features in Domestic Walls,  Ford 2017







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

Garden Wall with Steps




Chesterfield Summer 2016 Working solo

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.



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!






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






November 2014 - First wall ever built
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























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