As part of Kelvin and Kim Taylor’s renovations to their farm stay at Waymount Farm, they decided that a stone entrance to the property would complete their aspirations. Working closely with Stonehedge we came up with a design including two dry look pillars on either side of the entrance and incorporating a funnel effect dry stone wall leading you onto the property. Sourcing the right stone for dry walling was critical in ensuring the life of the walls and stone colour that balanced well with the bushland surroundings.
As with all stonework, lighting can be added to great effect and signage can also be displayed.
Two dry look columns were constructed either side of the driveway complete with electrical fixings for down lights. The project incorporated 40 tonne of stone that was hand selected to ensure the project keyed together well
The Base Stones
The foundation course of large stone is dug into the ground to provide the base on which to build the dry stone walls and packed inbetween to ensure limited movement as the walls settle into their new existence
Dry Wall Construction
The double-sided walls are constructed in courses and packed as the wall is built. Friction and gravity provides the means for support as each stone sits in perfect harmony with its neighbour
The funnel effect dry stone entrance as it sits today complete with capping traditional to the area. The capping is an essential component of all dry stone walls providing weight to the top course ensuring both sides of the wall are keyed together and eliminating displacement of individual stones