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Just a handful of the walls recently built. This site is built with mobile devices in mind so image sizes are small to enable fast loading and easy navigation around the site, thanks for understanding, See more on the Walls page.

  • Long boundary wall

    6 foot High and 500 tonnes of stone went into this huge wall,

    Small repair

    Field wall repair Stanton St Quintin ,

    Woodland Bridge

    Rebuilt after being washed away in a storm,

    A bit different

    Stone Egg near Malmesbury,

  • Wavy Wall

    Curvy and wavy walls can be fun as well,

    New Build

    New wall in Great Somerford,


    Rebuild near Bradford on Avon,

    Cottage Wall

    Just outside Hawksbury Upton


Nigel could have not been more helpful and courteous and the quality of his work is superb.

Richard and Clare, Great Somerford

We called Nigel a few weeks ago for a quote to rebuild a dry stone wall in our garden. The wall had partially fallen down last May during a bad storm. Nigel came to see the wall and after inspecting the problem - he gave us a very competitive quote. He finished the job on time, he hes been professional, punctual and reliable, and as a result of his job, we were very happy. We recommend him, he is a good specialist in dry stone wall and a very nice person. It was really nice to have him here with us. Thanks again Nigel.

Laura and Francesco, Corsham

A master of dry stone walling. Nigel is a rare breed; he is resposive and reliable and he delivers upon his promise.

Charles, Sutton Benger


When the recent bad weather took its toll on part of our dry stone wall very close to our house, we wanted the job done quickly and to a very high standard. We found exactly that in Nigel Chivers, a local specialist in dry stone walls. Nigel responded quickly to our request for a quote, gave us a sensible price and undertook the work swiftly in the most appalling weather . The work has been completed on time and looks totally natural and in fitting with the other walls. Nigel also left the site perfectly clean and tidy, as though he’d never been there ! We cannot recommend his work highly enough. “

Mr & Mrs Perrett Cold Ashton

Barbara and Ken had a problem! The wall recently built by a local “craftsman” had fallen down. Barbara was astonished “I thought stone walls stood for years”! What do we do, who do we contact? We were given Nigel’s name and like a knight riding in, he appeared, took down the wall where necessary and built it back up as it should have been. It’s not only what you see that matters but also what is never seen he said. What could have been a disaster was recovered. Many thanks Nigel!


About us and Walls.

Walls and Nature. Over the years of repairing our local walls, I have come across bees nests, newts, slow worms, snakes, mice and birds nests, not to mention the millions of spiders and snails that take refuge in our local walls, they are a great place to live if you are the size of a 5p piece. It is important to create a space for nature and work with the land and the materials that have come from within. Understanding this makes a real difference in the way I approach repairing or building a wall. The technical side always comes first, but there is always room for nature and an understanding of geology in a dry stone wall.

Dry Stone Walling Association. 

I am a professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association and take an active role in the local SW England Branch. I am qualified to level 2 (intermediate) in drystone walling with the DSWA and I am qualified as trainer/instructor. I hope this reassures any potential customers of my commitment to quality and technical understanding of the work involved. There is a lot more to a wall than it just looking looking pretty. It is worth remembering that a dry stone wall is built without sand and cement, block work or concrete for footings. These are a dry stone walls worst enemies as they stop the wall from breathing and moving with the land. Using cement can result in cracks and often shattered stone. My work is carried out traditionally which will ensure the wall will stand the test of time by using the same methods passed on to me by my father.

Part of life. 

Growing up in and around Marshfield in the South Cotswolds, dry stone walls are part of life, from using a bit of stone to draw on the road to learning how to build walls from my Father, I have always been around these wonderful creations and its great to in and around them repairing and building new walls. 

Marvern House Ltd 

7 Radnor Park, Corston, Malmesbury,

Wiltshire, SN16 0HE

Registered number 08460476