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Dry Stone Walling:  

How much do you charge per metre?

 

 

The price per metre depends on the exact nature of the work. A recent tumble in a rough field wall will cost significantly less per metre than a newly buillt, decorative wall. Straight walls with no features will cost less than a curved wall with features. Access to only one side of a wall will slow work down. Even the cost of extra stone will vary depending on the type and finish needed.

We will carry out a site visit, discuss all aspects of the work with you and supply you with a detailed written quote for your approval.

I often find that when people carry out work for me I end up paying a lot more than I was first told; is this the same with Dry Stone Walling?

 

 

For your peace of mind we provide a written quotation for a fixed price wherever possible.

Where it is difficult to be precise, the reasons for the uncertainty and the likely extra costs will be explained in the quotation. One common extra cost would be for additional stone to bring a wall back to its original dimensions.

For new walls we will source stone and arrange for its delivery but expect the client to settle directly with the stone merchant/quarry.

Do you ever use mortar?  
  Not if we can help it. In most cases the wall will be stronger and last longer without mortar. The common exception is where we mortar cope stones in areas where they may be easily stolen.

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Hedge Laying:  
How much do you charge per metre?

 

 

The rate per metre is affected by a number of things, including:

  • state of the hedge
  • the style cut
  • means of disposal of brash (chip or burn)
  • stake quality/availability
  • requirement for replacement plants

I will carry out a site visit, discuss all aspects of the work with you and supply you with a detailed written quote for your approval.

My hedge looks like a row of trees now,is laying still possible?  
  Quite possibly. The ideal height for laying would be 3.6m, with stems 50-100mm thick, but hedges of 6m or more with stems greater than 100mm can be successfully laid. An alternative to laying is coppicing. This may seem drastic but can produce surprisingly vigorous regrowth. Example
There are a lot of gaps in my hedge, can it still be laid?  
  Depending on the exact nature of the hedge, gaps can be filled either with new plants or by a technique known as layering using the existing plants.
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