Rubble wall re-build question.

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Rubble wall re-build question.

Postby stonelimeoakworks » Wed May 24, 2017 3:17 pm

Hello.
Sorry, not really dry stone walling but I thought I'd ask anyway.
I'm repairing an old red sandstone rubble wall, removing old cement and eroded stone, then re-building it, pinning and pointing.
I'm a bit on the slow side - it's working out at about 1m square a day, start to finish.
Does anyone have any similar experience, and how much could they get done in a day?
Also, what would you charge for it?
I've added some photos to give you an idea of the state of it.
Thanks.
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Re: Rubble wall re-build question.

Postby Nigel » Tue May 30, 2017 5:47 am

It depends really on how fast you work, its a bit like asking how long is a bit of string. I am sure you are not too far off.

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Re: Rubble wall re-build question.

Postby stonelimeoakworks » Wed May 31, 2017 4:31 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply. Spoke to a local bloke who said the same thing, so looks like I'm not too slow after all!
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Re: Rubble wall re-build question.

Postby LukeOHan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:01 pm

If you are working to the best of your ability and you can do 1m a day (depending on condition of the section of this wall) I would look to charge what you hope to earn as a day rate.
Keep notes on the work that is being carried out and in a short time you can price with more accuracy.
By the looks the existing mortar is earth/lime? is this the case or is it a sandy aggregate?
Because this job involves lots of indenting it is naturally more time consuming to ensure that the tails of the stones fills the depth of the voids for strength.
Dry stone walling technique here holds true even with the lime mortar, have you gone with an NHL or Quicklime?
The one photo it looks in a very poor state with the cement pointing helping to decimate that red sandstone, please keep us updated on your progress.
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