They offer superior drainage compared to either brick or mortared walls, especially when they are used as retaining walls or for raised beds. As well as being an eco-friendly building material, a well-built wall requires minimum maintenance and should last for decades to come.
The materials are extremely versatile and strong, so the only real limitations on what can be built are the imaginations of the designers! That's where Philip Netherwood Building come in!
Sources of Stone
We typically use Bath and Cotswold Stone from the local area; however, the UK is blessed with an incredibly varied geology. The variety of stone available allows for many different types of building material, including:
|• Chunky granite
• Thin-layered Caithness slabs
|• Rough dolerite
||• Regular sandstone
Enjoy Expert Advice
Each type of stone offers different combinations of look, feeling, colour, and texture. Additionally, stone that is freshly quarried looks different to that which has been reclaimed. Speak to Philip Netherwood Building about your options, as you should consider the likely visual impact of the completed wall.