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Dry Stone Walling Erection/Repairs

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:07 pm
by Gatso
Hi there
I am doing some research before my move over to Bulgaria and wonder if there would be any call for Dry Stone Walling as I am taking a course shortly so will be qualified. I will be in the VT region but would of course travel.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:15 pm
by Mat
If you're in VT then you will have seen the walling done in Arbanassi - most walling seems to be cladding, but there is some really first class stuff done on new houses in the village. However, you'd have to price yourself at the same rate as the locals to get any business....

Dry Stone Wall

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:14 pm
by Stylish
Would anyone be interested in learning how to build a dry stone wall? 8)

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:47 pm
by brianj42
b**ger. We've just had 100 metres of dry stone wall built as well.......

Stone Walls

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:01 pm
by Stylish
The wall I take it is well made, good so would you care to share who built it and would they be able to teach other Bulgarians or people who want to learn that have need to rebuild their collapsed walls? As there does not seem to be any stone masons in this area. :) Your help would be appreciated.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:28 pm
by Chippy
Most villages I have cme across have a stonemason either living there or in a close proximity. Seeing a true meister at work is great and I could watch it all day. To go back to the OP there is a need but it is whether you would be prepared to compete with the local labour market. If so yo could have a healthy future.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:44 pm
by brianj42
Our stonemasons came from Gotche Delchev in the South West near the Greek Border. The region is very famous for stonework in particular Granite, Most of the houses in the village are made from local granite. They would actually teach their skills for a price, and if its anything like the cost of the walling it was incredible value for money and the workmanship was second to none.