Mix of stone sizes for walling - purchased stone

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Mix of stone sizes for walling - purchased stone

Postby botanical » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:28 pm

Hi,
This is my first post so hello. I'll get down to the point, I've been asked to supervise a freestanding 100 m dry stone wall build. I've repaired walls in the past and built a few myself. This time I get to specify materials, hopefully. My question is this:

What mix of sizes do I need to build this wall . I am not sure what height it is yet. So I do not need a tonnage per m. Im looking for advice on selection for stone to build a new wall.

I think there must be a percentage of larger foundation stones, some for the coping and some for the general build. There must also be some for the packing.

I can not find advice on sourcing stone for this project.

How do you go about sourcing stone for a new wall?

And suggestions appreciated

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Re: Mix of stone sizes for walling - purchased stone

Postby Nigel » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:19 pm

Hi and welcome,

where are you in the world? A quick search for walling stone or quarries should get you in roughly the right direction.

You will need to visit that quarry or stone supplier to find out what products they can supply you for the build. They will have a good idea of what is needed for a length of wall with their stone.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Mix of stone sizes for walling - purchased stone

Postby botanical » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:52 am

Hi Nigel,

Sorry just noticed I had not given location. Updated now and in the Scotland Central Belt. I'll have a look around for quarries.

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