Dry stone walling is without doubt one of the oldest of all countryside crafts and we at JUST IN STONE make it our mission and vision that in undertaking such work we both maintain and preserve our countryside for the benefit of all ensuring the countryside we have today is left in a far better condition for future generations.
This -given all the advances in technology – is by no means an easy aspiration. However, we genuinely believe that we all have a moral obligation to take responsibility for what we have and what we pass on to those who follow in our footsteps.
Drystone walling involves building in stone without the use of mortar. A walls strength, stability and integrity is attributed to the hands of the stonemason who has constructed and designed the wall. Whilst never to be seen, the foundations of any given wall will often reflect the longevity of a walls life; not to mention the craftsmanship and knowledge of the mason. Walls will naturally settle over time, but by being built in the correct way, you can be assured there will be no loss to the integrity of your wall, bank or hedge and as such it should stand firm for many years to come. We are truly gifted here in Cornwall and Devon to have many fine examples of walls, banks, hedges and field systems throughout the two counties. Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor are perfect examples of the many styles of field boundaries we are the custodians of: many of them laced and woven with double and single skin walls.
From Moor to Sea – whether you are a landowner or simply a home owner then we are here for you to build, restore or simply advise you on your project or commission. Whilst walls, banks and hedges visually look beautiful, they each also have their own unique purpose beyond the aesthetics of landscaping. Such features create pathways and travel corridors for both flora and fauna alike, thus providing safe and sustainable habitats adding to our rich wildlife bio diversity. Their functionality also extends to creating natural boundaries, firebreaks and even providing a flood defence capability – especially on the uplands and lowlands.