Quality Dry Stone Walling – Heritage Skills for the Environment
I work solo as a waller from my base in Cardiff, Wales. Below is a selection of my work.
A rough and potentially dangerous wall taken down and rebuilt. Great to do dry stone walling in the heart of Pontcanna Cardiff – Summer 2022
Dry stone wall complete rebuild in Cwmcarn below Forest Drive June 2022
East Lane – Margam Deer Park – Repairing more storm damage – the beech tree fell and flattened the wall just missing a pedestrian – the Park Rangers arrived and when being cleared the beech tree righted itself – extraordinary. Just awaiting coping!
Complete rebuild with lime mortar – Victoria Park, Cardiff
Lime mortar restoration St Margaret’s churchyard, Coity, Bridgend – storm damage Spring 2022
Cowbridge – restoration and coping on a fallen garden wall
‘Thank you for the work. It’s fab and I’m sure we will be in touch for any further repairs needed’ – Parish Church Warden
Llandow October 2021- Completed exterior walls, curves and letterbox. Pillars by Anthony – Abbey Masonry – Master Craftsman – Crosshands, Llanelli – A transformation from earlier !
Work in progress August 2021 Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales [20 tons of limestone from Stalbridge Stone quarry – a local geological seam but the other side of the Severn Estuary]
3 Llandaff jobs almost next door and on the street ‘Thanks… Looks just as we hoped’ ‘The wall looks great’ David – Karen – Jeanette private clients Llandaff.
‘Looking lovely – fair play’ Margam Country Park staff.
Hi Richard thanks for a great job, we are very pleased , I will try and leave a review on yell for you Kind Regards Private client – Kevin & Jane
Take down thirty year old low wall and replace with a substantially higher wall in the Llandaff style using new stone sourced from R P Williams
Volunteering – Dyrham Park National Trust, dry stone 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!
A dry stone repair for a friend – 100 year old garden wall in Cardiff using original stone ‘Amazing, thanks’ John, Pontcanna
Llanisien a traditional garden stone wall – a pre Xmas project before the guests arrived!
‘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
National Trust – Deer Park outer wall to public road Sandy Lane Dyrham Park – mortared coping stones required to finish.
Rebuilding on roadside of Sandy Lane for the National Trust, Dyrham Park
Cwmogwr Forest Wall pre
And rebuilt Phase I
Restoring forest walls in the Ogmore Valley – copes to follow
Above Newbridge with Ken
Building with new locally sourced stone
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 Rangers – 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 ChannelWorking with Ken Young – Ken’s better side – a project below Twmbarlwm – Newport
They stole some tools! Why?
Working solo in Ogmore Valley – December 2018 – 20 metres down – 80 metres to goDSWA 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.