Neil is based in Somerset near the Mendip Hills which is a designated AONB, (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). He is also well placed to work throughout Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Cotswolds. Neil specializes in the ancient craft of dry stone walling. Dry stone structures have been made by humans since prehistoric times.
Dry stone walls are an important part of our history, heritage and landscape, offering protection to livestock and providing a haven for wildlife.
They are environmentally friendly since no cement or concrete is used and Neil adopts an organic approach, using recycled stone and existing stone wherever possible.
Dry stone walls will stand the test of time as they are designed to move with the land.
Neil is fully insured and works on a various range of projects large and small, such as enclosing smallholdings, estates, fields and paddocks, creating ornamental garden walls and has worked for and alongside The National Trust and English Heritage. He is a professional member and a qualified instructor with the DSWA – Dry Stone Walling Association and is also a member with the South West England branch, (SWEDSWA). He also undertakes other types of stonework including the use of traditional lime mortar.
Neil is passionate about stonework and is proud to promote the art of dry stone walling whilst helping to keep the old skills alive. His work has taken him all over the South West, around the country and even internationally and he enjoys the flexibility of working with any type of stone.