Welcome to the Swiss Dry Stone Masonry Association SVTSM

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Dry stone walls

Craft - Aesthetics - Ecology

The construction of dry stone walls is a craft, an art and a science at the same time. This environmentally friendly but labour-intensive building method does not require any mortar at all. Raw split stones from quarries are used or, as in the past, stones from quarries, old walls and the like. The stones do not have exact geometric shapes, as they are worked as little as possible. The appearance, texture and colour of the dry stone walls are strongly dependent on the type of stone and the degree of stone cutting.