MASTER CRAFTSMAN

Andrew Loudon has been a professional dry stone waller since 1994 and attained Master Craftsman status in 2000 from The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) of which he is a professional member. Andrew is recognised as one of the leading craftsmen in the field of dry stone walling, and his work has been awarded numerous accolades over the years.

Andrew’s experience and design knowledge allow him to produce work that is original and timeless for both private and corporate clients. Andrew’s work ranges from historical restorations to dry stone structures and contemporary installations on projects of all sizes, from small gardens to large public spaces. Andrew’s passion for the craft of dry stone walling ensures that all work undertaken, whatever the budget, is of the highest quality. Andrew actively promotes the traditional craft of dry stone walling through his extensive involvement with The DSWA of which he is a long standing trustee. Andrew also holds the position of DSWA Craft Skills Co-ordinator and Chief Examiner.

Andrew works extensively throughout the UK and on large projects worldwide.

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MY WORK

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Services

Andrew is a master dry stone waller and can undertake any dry stone walling project from a traditional dry stone boundary to complex dry stone features and structures.

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Courses

Dry stone walling is a traditional craft dating back thousands of years and to this day the skills and techniques employed have not changed. Andrew offers courses which will equip you with the necessary skills.

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Selected Works

Browse through a selection of works and notable projects from Andrew’s long and varied career.

CONTACT

If you have a project in the pipeline or would like to know more about my services it’d be great to hear from you.

BLOG ARTICLES

DSWA – GB Pinnacle Award Part 2

Following on from my last piece describing the DSWA Pinnacle award and One World Garden, for which I received my first Pinnacle award, I will this time describe the work at Brackenrigg in Cumbria for which I received a second Pinnacle Award. This project consisted of the construction of extensive boundary walls and garden features.

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DSWA – GB Pinnacle Award Scheme

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Pinnacle Award Scheme was set up in 1994 to recognise outstanding projects incorporating dry stone walling. Although the scheme is designed to embrace a wide variety of dry stone work, only projects displaying the very highest levels of craftsmanship, innovative design and inspirational use of stone can…

DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme Round Up.

Having now covered all the various levels of the DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme I thought it may be useful to just finish off with a final round up of the scheme including some thoughts and comments that people have made regarding the scheme.