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By Tansy

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a small stone garden wall to rebuild it toppled over with all the frost and snow last year......... any advice out there for a novice builder ? It is about 6 feet long and 18 to 24 inches high, and is not a retaining wall.I have had a couple of quotes to redo it, but they seem ridiculously expensive, so I thought I'd have a go.



Does it have to be a solid wall, Tansy? If you have the space for a deeper wall how about getting more stone and building two dry-stone walls with the space between filled with soil and plants growing on the top. I would suggest that the soil should be at least six inches wide at the top and that the walls should slope in slightly, rather than being vertical, so that the stones rest against the soil.

28 Aug, 2011


Quotes might seem expensive, but if they're quoting for doing footings as well as rebuilding a wall, they're probably not. Hardworks like this in gardens always are more expensive than one expects, partially because of the materials required.

28 Aug, 2011

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