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A Guide to Dry Stone Walling

Handbook / Manual

By: Andy Radford

128 pages, B/w photos, illus

Crowood Press

Hardback | Jul 2001 | #118865 | ISBN: 1861264445
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About this book

In this book, written by an experienced craftsman, the author looks into the history of dry stone walling before demonstrating how to build a wall with step-by-step explanations accompanied by photographs and diagrams. Topics include: how to acquire suitable stone; tools of the trade; basic walling technique; building or repairing a curved wall; walling on slopes and gapping, retaining walls and variations.
`An enthralling read. Anyone with even the remotest interest in countryside skills will be sure to find inspiration in this book' Pete Hardwick, Countryside Volunteers Organiser, Peak District National Park Authority.


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Biography

Andy Radford has been building dry stone walls for sixteen years. He is a consultant, designer and contractor for a variety of clients including schools and local government organizations. He runs his own landscape business in North Wales. He has written articles on the environment for a number of periodicals including The Guardian. Resident - Wrexham

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