Course Provider: London School of Dry Stone Walling
Contact Name: John Holt
Course Length: One Day
5 star rating, 6 reviewers.
One-day dry stone walling course.
A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !!
These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You will stack out material in the appropriate manner and commence building. You will position foundation stones and build upto the first lift and placing through stones. You will continue building second lift complete with placing top stones
During the construction, you will learn the heritage and craft overview, geological and engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the construction of various wall features and finishes. You will learn fundamentals of building a retaining wall, raised flowerbeds, squeeze stile and Cheek End -- if time allows.
All instructor/trainers are experienced wallers and certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.
At the end of the day you will - be able to safely and confidently set out and construct a dry stone wall or basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone materials and their uses.
What's included in the price?
All materials, tools and equipment are provided along with personal protective equipment for example - gloves, goggles, kneeling pads, where required and first aid. Excellent welfare and personal facilites requirements. Essential to bring your own packed lunch, stout, robust footwear, preferbly safety boots and old protective over clothing which may become dirty or marked and suitable for the possible weather conditions.
On conclusion of the workshop, each participant is provided with a range of excellent informative handouts, brochures and a 'Certificate of Acheivement'.
These one day workshops are run the second Saturday in the month throughout the year.
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