Friday, October 24, 2014

Video: NCPTT - Walls of Stone: How to Build Drystone Walls and Rock Fences


Richard Tufnell DSWA Master Craftsman talks about how to build a free standing Rock Fence.

This project produced a video for training technicians in correct methods for preserving stone walls and rock fences. The video is a primary training resource, providing graphic instruction on how to repair, rebuild and relocate stone walls and rock fences. In addition to providing training to practitioners, the video explains fence and wall construction to archeologists, engineers, preservationists and conservators.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An Experimental and Analytical Study of Dry Stone Retaining Walls - University of BATH UK


Dry-stone walls are formed by carefully stacking blocks of stone rubble, without the use of mortar. Found throughout the world, dry-stone walls form the distinctive character of many areas of the UK, including the Cotswolds, Peak District and Lake District. Dry-stone retaining walls are engineering structures used to support road, railway and canal cuttings and embankments. The walls are commonly about 0.6m thick and are comprised of a bonded masonry face with stacked rubble stone behind. They were mostly built during the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are about 9000 km (5592 miles) of these walls along the UK road network alone, having an estimated replacement value in excess of £1 billion.

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Funding body: ESPRCPrincipal investigator: Pete Walker
Co-investigators: Paul McCombie and Andrew Heath
Researcher: Chris MundellAcademic partners: University of SouthamptonIndustry partners: Network Rail, Bradford Metropolitan Council, Wilsthire County Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Cornwall County Council, County Surveyors Society, Dry-stone Walling AssociationDates: 2006-2009

Limit-equilibrium assessment of Drystone Retaining Structures - University of Bath UK



Drystone retaining walls and their modifications – condition appraisal and remedial treatment © CIRIA 2009 London


CIRIA C676 London, 2009

Drystone retaining walls and their modifications – condition appraisal and remedial treatment.

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Prepared under contract to CIRIA by Dr Myles O’Reilly and Mott MacDonald Ltd
Dr M P O’Reilly Consultant Dr J Perry Mott MacDonald Ltd

Drystone retaining walls and their modifications – condition appraisal and remedial treatment
O’Reilly, M and Perry, J
CIRIA
C676 © CIRIA 2009 RP723 ISBN: 978-0-86017-676-3