Tag Archives: seats and benches

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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Glasgow tiny garden – the Swinging cat

This was probably the most awkward space I’ve had to work in. A small front garden of a Glasgow stone-built tenement measuring 7m by 5m. In that space I had to build a seating area; paving and two terraces. The design was fairly fluid too and it took a lot of discussions between me and […]

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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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Redhall Edinburgh – seating area and pizza oven

I completed this project in October 2017. It is a sunken seating area with steps down to a paved area. A pizza oven and two recesses are built into one wall. The walls are made with Swinton Rubble from Hutton Stone in Berwick; the paving is black limestone from Border Aggregates in Kelso and the […]

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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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Eskbank low retaining walls and bench

I built this small dry stone bench and retaining walls for the neighbours of the previous Eskbank clients. The stone is Alston stone supplied by Border Aggregates in Kelso, and the paving was done by SR Landscaping a few weeks after I have completed the stonework.

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Eskbank bench and steps

In and out in only a few days. Four tonnes of reclaimed building stone and a bit of oak. Nice and straight-forward and lovely addition to the garden.

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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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