Tag Archives: Free standing walls

Fife Barn walls

This was the latest job for a client in Fife. He has a party zone in an old farm shed on his property with benches and fire pit. The shed has an open side to it and he asked if I could build a couple of walls to act as a bit of a wind […]

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Edinburgh – fancy bench and curved wall

We built this dry stone bench and paved seating area in August and September 2018. It was both a fairly simple project in terms of the design; and a complex one in terms of the build. The idea was to provide an enclosed space for the family to sit outside. The wall would be highest […]

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Rosewell bench, planter and paving

The client provided me with a rough sketch for a bench and planter that he wanted for his garden. I went away and refined it a bit to give this curving, fibonacci-esque design. Alston stone from Cumbria was used for the bench and fire-pit, and Alston crazy paving used for the American-style paved area. A […]

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Falkirk – Canada Wood

I was commissioned by the Callendar Estate in Falkirk to build them a dry stone information area for the Battle of Falkirk Muir in 1746 which lies close to the work site. We used Hutton stone for the wall with two large stone gate pillars from the estate for the ends. Turf was used on […]

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Capelrig Way Newton Mearns

I was commissioned by East Renfrewshire Council to build an attractive gateway to the new Capelrig Way path in Newton Mearns. The design brief called for “an attractive and high quality traditional, yet bespoke, stone wall along the boundary of the green corridor and Barrhead Road. The stonework must provide practical and attractive features, which […]

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Letham wee walls

The client asked me to build two small free-standing walls to make a boundary with his neighbours in this newly built farm steading conversion. The stone is Alston stone from Border Aggregates in Kelso and the name carving was done by Josesphine Crossland.

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Collessie – two small walls

My Wonky Wall client in Collessie in Fife has commissioned me to build various walls over the years. The latest project was two small walls in his garden. The stone is Swinton rubble from Hutton stone in Berwick, and was completed with a turf top.

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Linlithgow dry stone and oak bench

This was a fun little project. Seven tonnes of Swinton rubble and a large piece of seasoned oak for the bench. In fact the hardest part of the job was moving the stone to the job site – down the side of the house; up two sets of stairs and along the lawn to the […]

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The abridged wall

I was blown away by the view when I came to see this job. Situated as close as you can get to underneath the Forth Road bridge, I had a grandstand view of the construction of the new road bridge. In between watching the new bridge go up and keeping an eye on the river […]

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Another bench with a view

This was the second dry stone seat with a view that I made this year. This one was made from a mix of purple and blond reclaimed sandstone with a big piece of larch for the bench. The reclaimed stone gave it a big and chunky look – the cheek-end was particularly strong looking and […]

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