Stone Inspired Ltd is an award-winning Scottish garden landscaping company. We specialise in using traditional dry stone walling techniques in contemporary garden design and landscaping projects.
We were the lead dry stone waller on Jane Porter’s gold medal winning The Still Garden at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show, building the slate wall.
What can you build just with stone?
Our work includes raised beds, steps and staircases; retaining walls and terraces; benches, boundary walls, pizza ovens, arches and much much more! The showcase page highlights some of the best of our recent projects.
What is dry stone?
The stone that we build with is amazingly adaptable, and is a material that allows for design flexibility. It is very strong, durable and beautiful to look at. It is an eco-friendly product that requires no mortar or cement to bond it. It does not require extensive foundations to build upon – straight off the ground is usually good enough.
Dry stone walls are very long lasting and require very little maintenance, and the techniques that we use are almost as ancient as the stone we build with!. For our gardening clients, dry stone retaining walls are free-draining making them an excellent option over brick and block-work walls. They provide habitat for insects – bumble bees especially love the nooks that the stonework provides. Many clients have used the spaces in between the stones to plant hardy alpines – stone walls make for natural rockeries.
Where does the stone come from?
The UK has a wide variety of stone types available for building. We work closely with various suppliers of sandstone, reclaimed building stone and dolerite/whinstone for our projects. Occasionally stone is available on site already. We are happy to use stone supplied by the client as long as there is suffiecient quantity and quality.
Where do we work?
Stone Inspired Ltd is based in the Lothians, but our work takes in a wide sweep through Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Lanarkshire, Perthshire and the Scottish Borders. We predominately work for private clients but have worked for East Lothian, East Renfrewshire and Clackmannanshire councils as well as main contractors like Ogilvie Construction and Taylor Wimpey. You can contact us on 07880 761487, by email or through our contact form. No job is too small (or too big!)
We are members of the Dry Stone Walling Association.