A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

Author: Andy Radford

Publisher: Crowood Press

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Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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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.

Dry Stone Walls

Author: Lawrence Garner

Publisher: Shire Publications

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 40

View: 927

Dry stone walls of Britain range from the stone hedges of south-west England to the mountain walls of North Wales, running for miles over severe country, and often climbing slopes of over 45 degrees. They happen also to be in the areas that attract many tourists, and so it is not surprising that the walls that are an integral part of the landscape should provoke so many questions: 'When were they built?', 'Who built them?', 'How do they stand up without cement?' This book answers these and many other questions. The reasons for building dry stone walls, th story of their development, technical details of the construction, regional styles, and the state of the craft today are all covered.

Dry Stone Walling

A Practical Handbook

Author: Alan Brooks

Publisher:

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Category: Dry stone walls

Page: 159

View: 507

Dry Stone Walls

History and Heritage

Author: Angus J.L. Winchester

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 116

Prof. Angus Winchester provides an illustrated history of the history and heritage of dry stone walling in Britain.

Dry Stone Walling

Techniques & Traditions

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Category: Dry stone walls

Page: 112

View: 555

Dry Stone Walling

Techniques in Action

Author: Andy Radford

Publisher: Crowood Press

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Category: House & Home

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View: 646

Dry stone walls are a distinguishing and attractive feature of upland Britain, yet there are many in a state of disrepair. Shot in the beautiful landscape of north Wales, this inspiring film guides the viewer through the technique of building and repairing a dry stone wall. Embarking on a repair to a wall section, Andy Radford goes down to the foundations to rebuild the wall cheek with stone runners, through stones and coping stones. As the repair progresses, he fills between the runners with hearting and explains the importance of bridging stones and pinning. This companion DVD toA Guide to Dry Stone Walling covers tools and safety, dismantling the wall, preparations and foundations, grading stones, laying foundations, and building the wall.

The Art and Craft of Stonework

Dry-Stacking, Mortaring, Paving, Carving, Gardenscaping

Author: David Reed

Publisher: Lark Books

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Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 103

More than 300 outstanding photos highlight the expressiveness of stonework from New Jersey to Nepal. “Well written and beautifully illustrated...wonderful. Shows readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards [and] ideas for creating paths and walls. Provides much information on actually building things.”—Library Journal.

Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Gardening

Page: 624

View: 424

Provides information on growing trees, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, and bulbs, features the basics of garden design, and talks about environmentally sound controls of pests and diseases

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 156

View: 163

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.