Devon Stone Walling.

Devon Stone Walling. from Devon Stone Walling

By: Devon Stone Walling  12/02/2009
Keywords: stone, patios, Plasterer

 We specialize in dry and mortared stone walling of all types, from rustic looking rubble walls to dressed stone or ashlars, from smaller repairs to new builds. We are also experienced in lathe and plaster and lime rendering. Dry stone walls are often free standing boundary walls, but the dry stone technique also makes good retaining walls because the land behind the wall is allowed to drain freely between the stones. Dry stone is also very eco friendly not only because no mortar is used in the construction of a dry stone wall but because of the aesthetic and wildlife benefits . Mortar bedded stone walls are generally stronger than dry stone walls and better suited to load bearing. Solid built mortar bedded stone walls are often found in modern renovations and barn conversions. Stone cladding is applied to all manner of building facade systems, it stems from the development of steel and concrete frames and the desire to make the underlying construction more aesthetically pleasing, so we clothe these structures with non-load bearing exterior walls. Lime plaster lets the wall breath, unlike cement based mortars or gypsum plasters - this helps to eliminate damp caused by moisture trapped within the wall. This is especially important if your property has solid built walls with no cavity. Steps and patios are a great way to enhance your garden and add value to your property. Fire places are the defining feature of any room, the classic quality of natural stone simply radiates from the wall. Stone fire places can be adapted to suit gas, electricity and solid fuel types.

Keywords: Lime Plastering, patios, Plasterer, stone, stone walling, stone work