Project Profile: Mayfield Gardens
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Here a new random rubble wall was built from scratch in Edinburgh’s South side.
The stone used was Cullalo sandstone from Burntisland in Fife. This stone is considered the best match for replacing Craigleith sandstone in Edinburgh. The rubble came straight from the quarry and has a lovely range of colours from grey blue through to an orangey buff.
When we a building a random rubble wall great care is taken to lay the stone in a balanced proportioned fashion, emphasising horizontal planes. The result is not only a practical boundary but a beautiful composition in stone.
The wall was flush pointed with hydraulic lime pointing mix and was capped with half-round Blaxter sandstone cope. We made these on site from rectangular blocks using our mell-point chisels resulting in an authentic finish to the wall.