A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

by Andy Radford


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861264442
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 128
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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