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Postby stonebrew » Thu May 21, 2009 9:58 pm

hello there can anyone please tell me how you work out square meter for building a dry stone wall
is it length times width or length times hight times width help please
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Re: costs

Postby Steaming North » Thu May 21, 2009 10:25 pm

With field walls in this area it seems to be that you measure the height of the wall and then measure the length at the half way point. Multiply this by the price per metre.
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Re: costs

Postby stonebrew » Fri May 22, 2009 5:37 am

thanks for that big help, what about garden walls and retaining walls is it just the same
also how many meters square would a waller do in 8 hours
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Re: costs

Postby jerryg » Sat May 23, 2009 2:02 pm

Depending on:
height of wall,
width of wall
size of stone,
nearness of stone to wall,
whether wall is new build or,
strip down and rebuild,
ease of access,
how long your piece of string is,
time of year,
time of month,
price being paid,
fellow workers,
clients interference,

in my experience I can build anything from 1/2 to 8 square metres in 8 hours.
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Re: costs

Postby stonewaller » Sat May 23, 2009 5:45 pm

Pedantism to the fore square metre is length times height. Cubic metre is length times height times width - many public bodies etc work this way as its a common practice in mortared masonry, which ever spreads its evil tentacles.

Retaining walls/free standing walls vary in whether the retaining wall has a single skin, or is in effect a free standing wall backfilled. How much digging there is to do and how much you hate shovellingin addition to Jerry's list.

Meanwhile I cannot resist suggesting you look at the "Speed" thread from last year

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