Specialised Garden Features
We could probably lay claim to being one of the longest running businesses building dry-packed stone walls in Cape Town.
This ancient method of building and slope retention was employed by Craig in the establishment of Ruyteplaats Estate in 1994. The general incline of the land on the mountain slope, (and that of the consequent designated private gardens), as well as the general abundance of natural rock, led Craig to begin experimenting with rock as a construction element. We have subsequently perfected the art of creating stone walls without mortar and still employ several of our original stonemasons who display a particular aptitude in stone wall construction.
For a more finished look, dressed rock may be used.
We are also well acquainted in building with mortared rock as in the construction of stairways, pillars, arches, pergolas, gazebos, benches and water features. All rock work construction displayed in our portfolio has been undertaken by our Livingscapes team.