Cheekend Construction and Advanced Stone Shaping

All walls need to start and end somewhere so understanding the fundamentals and significance of a cheekend (or wall head) is vital to any construction you might aspire to create.


Though stone selection is key, almost all dry stone work requires some stone shaping, and while all courses cover basic techniques, this course includes a greater focus on more advanced stone shaping methods and improved placement.

Course includes:

  • The fundamental principles and applied construction techniques
  • Safety, Set up, and Tool use
  • Advanced stone shaping techniques: Stone tools, Shaping, Splitting
  • Stone selection
  • Practical completion of a structurally sound Cheekend

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Rustic Onsite Accommodation

A range of rustic onsite accommodation is available from double/triple rooms to camping (all with shared bathroom).

Four rooms are available, 2 double and 2 twin/triple

All rooms come with aircon, heating, linen and amenities.

A basic continental breakfast is included for all overnight guests.

Extended visits welcome

There is much to enjoy in the surrounding area including bush walks, cycle trails, kayak trails, fishing, and cave exploration to name a few.

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