- Batter Frames Workshop 4/22/18
April 22, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop Level: 2 & 3. Up to 16 Participants with lead instructor Brian Post.
This workshop is all about how to build and use guides for dry stone walling. We will show you different methods and materials to build batter frames for a variety of situations. Participants will split up into small groups to practice various techniques. Learn tips and tricks for correctly using string lines and how to prevent common errors. Learn how to determine the appropriate dimensions for the walls, correct batter angle, and what to do for special features and unusual circumstances.
This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test, or to advance your skill and speed for complex projects.
This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.
This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken one or more prior workshops, are level 1 or higher certified, or have experience building stone walls. The workshop begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm with a 1/2 hr break for lunch at noon.
This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test!
The importance of string lines & batter frames
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield, VT. Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect. Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching. Brian is one of six DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a certified instructor. Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.
Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607Address:
Set on a 200 acre property of field and forest, this is a fantastic location to learn the craft of dry stone walling. The property includes active farm fields, actively managed forestland, trails, a beaver pond and wetland, and even a waterfall. There are fantastic views in nearly every direction. I truly beautiful Vermont landscape. Actively farmed for over 200 years this property is near the heart of the historic village of Eureka (now gone), which was the first village within the town of Springfield. The site features 1000's of feet of historic dry stone wall that will begin to be repaired in workshops.