Walling Gallery

Richard Staniforth Professional Member of the Dry Stone Walling Association

A lovely job – building a new end of garden wall in the Heads of the Valleys.

Dyrham Park National Trust, Sandy Lane external wall around the deer park. An extensive repair completed by my Monday team includes a small return to protect the root system of this beautiful ancient oak. Capping stones required to finish!

An afternoon repair – 100 year old garden wall in Cardiff using original stone ‘Amazing, thanks – Great Job’ – (Private client) John, Pontcanna

Phase 2 Cwm Ogwr Forest wall – 100 metres repaired spring and summer 2019

Central Cardiff traditional garden wall rebuilt with bespoke finish for each side

Rebuilt garden wall in Pontcanna, Cardiff, using conservation standard black lime mortar

End-garden, secure 1.2m dry stone retaining wall Llanisien, Cardiff

‘Thanks so much for the quality work that you did. We appreciate the fact that you did more than just the dry stone element’ (Private client – Lynn)

Beautiful mosses and lichens everywhere – wonderful clean atmosphere but so damp…

A good days work – another 4 metres – look for the sawn-off branch

Llanisien a traditional garden stone wall – a pre Xmas project before the guests arrived!dav

‘We were absolutely delighted with the work carried out by Richard.  He worked methodically and thoroughly and our garden was transformed.  The dry stone wall looks so much better than wood fencing or concrete walls!’                                                      (Private clients Elisabeth and Roger – 2019)


Cwmogwr Forest phase II north – first 10m including a ‘smoot’.

 ‘Excellent work – very happy’ – owner John Williams

Rebuilding on roadside of Sandy Lane for the National Trust, Dyrham Park 

Restoring forest walls in the Ogmore Valley – copes to follow                

Working with Ken Young high above Newbridge – thank you Ken!

Working above Aberfan with the South Wales Dry Stone Walling association

My first cheekend in tight space in Derbyshire – with brilliant, generous John Broadhead – Ox Stonecraft, thanks for your time and raising my game – a rapid acceleration in skills

Overhanding skills with Ken Young – there’s a deep lane behind the wall.

National Trust Volunteer Ranger – Dry Stone Waller in Dyrham Park – (the only place I have seen stone sorted quite like this) working with John, Dave and Alan.

Another cheekend in Burford working with Kath Wright – star!

Working with Winchcombe school students for  Cotswald Conservation Board.  Novice  students stripped out to foundation and rebuilt the wall with my support. Brilliant work guys!

Always beautiful locations – gapping with a view to the Skirrid and to the Bristol Channel


Working with Ken Young – Ken’s better side – a project below Twmbarlwm – Newport

Working solo in Ogmore Valley – December 2018 – 20 metres down – 80 metres to go


DSWA Level 2 intermediate qualification day  – Strip down and rebuild a cheek-end + 2.5 metres of wall in 7.5 hours of driving rain on the Brecon Beacons – 5 tons of stone shifted and one knackered  happy individual.

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