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The

FROME

HANDYMAN

Tel. 01373 467733

Mob. 07812 544542

Stone Wall Building and Re-pointing.

From my time at Traditional Restoration Services in Frome I learnt about stone masonry and rubble (or random) stone wall building. I attended a course on the use of lime and am keenly aware of the importance of its use in traditional buildings. I have built two substantial rubble stone walls including reconstituted stone pillars at the boundary of my own garden (see pics below).

I do not consider myself sufficiently experienced to take on major structural wall building projects and my skills are more developed with respect to re-pointing and re-building small sections of wall. It should be borne in mind that lime work is limited to the milder months of the year as any frost during the long setting period of the mortar will kill off the lime - causing the pointing to fail.

Where budget constraints apply, garden walls can be re-pointed in a weak cement mortar. The usual advantages accruing to lime mortar are less critical in such walls and the practicality and cheapness of cement can bring considerable savings in labour and material costs.

For more information or discuss your needs please feel free to call me.

Garden walls and pillars -

Marble fireplace chemically stripped and cleaned of many layers of paint -

Indian Sandstone Patio

Hearth laid and Fireplace plastered

Garden flower bed in reclaimed "Frome Rag" - under construction.

With planting (by customer!)...