Walling a garden is a great way to make your outdoor areas feel completely at one with the rest of your home.

Improving security and privacy while reducing disruption and damage by wind, walling also encourages climbing plants, giving a peaceful traditional feel. Critically, a wall has pleasing permanence and makes the garden a really relaxing place to be. There are a few options to think about:

Brick walls

Bricks are the cheapest material and come in a range of colours, depending on the type of clay they're made from and the manufacturing process. They can also be multi-coloured or mottled, and have a rough or smooth texture. Second-hand bricks often have a weathered look that blends in with old house walls.

Natural stone walls

You can buy natural stone from quarries or reclamation yards, but it's very expensive. The stone you buy in its natural state is called random rubble or undressed stone. Semi-dressed stone is cut into fairly uniform blocks with uneven surfaces, while fully-dressed stone with machine-cut faces is called

Semi-dry stone walls

A genuine dry-stone wall is built from stones that are carefully chosen so they're perfectly stable without needing mortar to bind them together. This wall is a semi-dry stone wall. It looks like a true dry-stone wall, but has hidden mortar joints.

Dry-stone effect walls

These walls are made from reconstituted stone blocks that let you create the look of a dry-stone wall at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

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We have worked with many clients all over Norfolk in creating a beautiful extension on their home. Not only does an extension create more space, it can also be much more affordable than moving house.

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Want to re-energise the look of a property? Re-pointing the brickwork is an option we offer! Contact us to see how we can help!

Shed & Log Cabin Bases

Whether a concrete base or paving slabs, we can do it all!


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Garden Walls

Want a centre piece for your front garden or even just a dividing garden wall? We can provide you with the very best ideas and even better finish.