A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

by Andy Radford
     
 

Dry stone walling is one of the oldest country crafts. These structures form one of the most striking features of the rural landscape, whether meandering through a field or gracing a home. In this hands-on guide, landscaper Andy Radford explores the history of dry stone walls and explains how and why they were originally built. He also offers step-by-step

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Dry stone walling is one of the oldest country crafts. These structures form one of the most striking features of the rural landscape, whether meandering through a field or gracing a home. In this hands-on guide, landscaper Andy Radford explores the history of dry stone walls and explains how and why they were originally built. He also offers step-by-step instruction, enhanced with explanatory photos and diagrams, showing you how to build or repair a wall, whether a hillside boundary or a garden feature. The book’s contents include finding suitable stone; tools of the trade; basic walling techniques; building or repairing a curved wall; walling on slopes; and gapping, retaining walls, and variations. Andy Radford has been building dry stone walls for nearly two decades; he is a consultant, designer, and contractor and runs his own landscaping business in Wales.

Editorial Reviews

Rural Wales Magazine
This guide successfully whets the appetite, whether you will go on to savour the delights of actual construction or just dream from the comfort of your armchair, it is well worth the read...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861264442
Publisher:
Crowood Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,087,490
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Pete Harrwick
An enthralling read. Anyone with even the remotest interest in countryside skills will be sure to find inspiration in this book……--Pete Hardwick, Countryside Volunteers Organiser, Peak District National Park Authority.

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