My boundary wall is on the verge of collapse thanks to my loony neighbour who has dumped tonnes of earth above it and founded his loony theme park platform type garden on it. It’s before the courts.
In the meantime I plan to take legal action and need to estimate the price per meter (say 12 meters) to rebuild a drystone wall about 1.5m high. It would involve pulling apart the existing wall and rebuilding with the same stones. and backfilling.
You might struggle to find people who build dry stone walls, it’s quite specialist especially at that height, and might have to settle for stone and some mortar.
Three quotes is wonderful in an ideal world - but I would be amazed if you could find three firms to quote as not really a very big job. And for a small firm preparing an estimate with only a 33% chance of getting the job is not enticing.
(500€/ml for that height is possibly conservative…)
This is a wall I built for clients just before the first lockdown.
Concrete strip footing.
200mm block wall, reinforced with rebar
then faced with stone.
No visible muck joints as all the mortar is applied at the back of the stone, against the blocks.
No the strip footing fine as was.
Returns can be built into cut outs in the earth & buried to go some way to preventing tipping.
Ordinarily though, rebar driven into the ground through the footing is more than adequate.
There was also an expansion joint & a gravel-filled cavity around the telegraph pole to allow for movement, as the wind can be quite strong.
The client paid for all the material, except the stone, which had been the previous wall.
A local chap wanted 5k to build it in just stone…my mate & I did it for 2k.
The footing was 200mm thick…deeper in places because of the nature of the soil…clay with stone etc.
Can’t really tell you current prices…it can vary from region to region, & obviously different individuals (can) value their skills accordingly.
I will take a look & see, though, if I can find something to give you an idea of cost