With historic roots in Scotland and Ireland, Dry Stacked Stone walling can now be found throughout the world and is seen as a core finish used in modern architecture.
What is Dry Stacked Stone?
Dry Stacked Stone is a building method that’s been used for centuries to create structures without the use of mortar binding the stone pieces together. Each stone is carefully positioned to interlock for strength and durability.
Stonemasons traditionally used the dry stacking technique when building stone walls, bridges, façades and garden retaining walls, and they are a common sight in European cities and villages.
Today, Dry Stacked Stone is often achieved through cladding to create the same rugged, organic and textural aesthetic. The random lengths and split face instantly injects an authentic, rustic feel and can bring relief from contemporary materials.
Dry Stone invites a strong collaboration between the architect and craftsman as they work with the stone to create an individual feel. The blend of the raw material with modern architecture creates instant textural impact.
The swan finish on the back of the stone adds to the ease of installation and the addition of interlocking corner units and capping pieces are the ideal way to finish off the stone surface.
Varying styles of natural Dry Stone
Natural Dry Stone is characterized by an organic, textural finish. The tonal variation and patina creates an uncompromised aged appearance that suits a variety of applications and styles.
In the Eco Outdoor range, there are several Dry Stone cladding options ranging from granite to limestone and slate. The cladding is ideal for use in gardens, on building façades, interior spaces or in commercial projects.
Whether you’re searching for an exterior wall cladding for an outdoor fireplace or a material for a hallway feature wall, there’s likely a dry stone cladding to suit your application and aesthetic tastes.
Alpine Dry Stone walling is a natural granite that combines together the warming tones of sandy yellow, browns and greys.
Offering a slightly dark color palette is the Badger slate which is made up of brown, tan and grey loose stone pieces.
Laid in a dovetail-like pattern, Baw Baw mixes greys and browns with rusts to add depth and visual interest.
Jindera Dry Stone cladding is chipped on all sides to create an authentic look. Its predominantly made up of varying greys and silvers relieved by rusty brown pieces.
The randomly sized pieces of Mitta Mitta Dry Stone offer a warming palette of natural golden tones.