Dry Stone Walling / Dyking

Drystone walling or dyking can be used to build structural functional elements such as walls, piers and bridges or entirely decorative features from sculptural elements to fire pits.

Working on large and small commissions and repairs over many years we have developed a wide range of experience and knowledge which we enjoy utalsing on drystone work.

Weather forming entranceway’s, walled driveways, retaining walls, pillars, steps, seats, tables, drystone BBQ’s, drystone bridges the only limitation is the imagination.

Drystone Effect Facing
Boundary Walls
Ha Ha's
Retaining Walls
Pillars
Steps
Seats & Benches
Tables & Bars
BBQ's & Fire Pits
Bridges & Stepping Stones
Walkways & Paths
Cairns & Garden Features
Bespoke Sculptures

Just a small job needed but it was done to a high standard and very friendly service too. Very pleased with the work overall.

Grace, October 2012

Extensive renovation work carried out to walled garden, including replacement coping, re-point and replacement bricks where necessary to match existing.
Very pleased with the work carried out by TJ Ferris. From the beginning, Thomas was very helpful, which made the decision process easy and the end result is excellent.
Costs were slightly above the original estimate but I believe they were honest in their approach and would not hesitate to use again.

Factor Bonkyl Lodge , 24th May 2021

Very happy with the work done by Thomas and his team. The work involved some plastic repairs (lithomex) to my tenement wall to fix an area of stone that had delaminated and crumbled away. It was quite an awkward spot to get to as the access scaffold had to be built on another flat roof and the repair itself was high level, just below the gutter line, but they done a great job and got it sorted despite some very windy weather. I would recommend to friends and call on them again if the need arises.

Richard , 9th April 2021

Thomas and his men repointed the front of our bungalow, repaired a stone widow sill and replaced some rendering. Despite the current covid situation causing a delay to the start of the work, the work was carried out efficiently and smoothly. I cannot fault the quality of the finish and the workmen were friendly and hard working. Overall we’re very happy to have chosen Thomas for the work.

Richard Kotas, 9th March 2021

I was made aware of T J Ferris Stonemasonry when I saw their work at Ayton Castle. I commissioned them to build a concave wall in my garden, which was completed within time and budget. Subsequently he has gone on to work on the Grade A listed walls on our estate. We would now use T J Ferris Stonemasonry as our first choice.

Brian, Eyemouth

Built a new porch on the front of the house . Foundations, block work walls and traditional timber roof with slates. Happy with finished building.

Neil , 16th November 2019

Thomas and his team carried out major repairs to the external stonework of our church building. The were knowledgeable and skilled and worked very efficiently. They were also clean, tidy and considerate.

Abbeyhill Baptist Church, 29th January 2021

T J Ferris Stonemasonry were selected to be the sole contractor when undertaking stonework and restoration due to their ability to complete work on time and budget to the highest standards. T J Ferris Stonemasonry have restored and conserved many different elements at Ayton Castle to the highest standards of craftmanship and professionalism. Starting with the complete restoration of oldest structure in the local area the dovecot in 2014. Thomas and his team have continued working on nearly every part of the estate from restoring and fitting fireplaces to structural alterations and large-scale lime pointing. Their ability to work skilfully and safely at height was even called upon when fitting the new flag pole.

Factor, Ayton Castle

Case Studies

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We consider projects of any size and type, from large-scale architectural renovations to internal works in modern homes. To find out more or to obtain a quotation please complete the enquiry form or contact Tom by phone or email.