The Challenge

To provide an urban garden area of the highest design quality which is accessible while being fun and functional. The products would have to:

Be functional to accommodate the special needs of the customer.

Resilient and suitable for Irish conditions.

Accommodate the vision specified by Peter Donegan (Landscape Architect).

Be available to suit the tight project timeline.

The Solution

50m² of Burren Walling in Nickle Blend colour was built as a side and rear seating wall and as a walling for the ramp up to the front door. Burren Walling is a versatile dry walling product perfect for the DIY enthusiast. Burren walling is 220mm deep and comes as a full block (220 x 140 x 220mm) and a half block (110 x 140 x 220mm) (W x H x D). The full block has one split face with the half block having two split faces which makes it functional for turning corners and staggering joints.

Burren Walling is suitable for low garden walls and flower beds as well as fire pits and many other garden features and can be capped using Roadstone’s Petite Bordeaux Capping. The Burren Walling for this project was dry built, with masonry adhesive being used under the top pieces and under every second other block. The bottom row on the walling was haunched using 3:1 sand:cement mix

Roadstone’s Burren Walling is manufactured locally in Roadstone’s masonry plant in Finglas

The Result

The use of Burren Walling provided a cohesive design element from the front to the rear of the property.

The versatile product allowed a single material to be used from retaining flowerbeds to the rear seating area.

The look achieved is rustic, soft and works very well with the landscaping.


Roadstone Technical staff should always be engaged with before the beginning of large projects. This gives the client the full benefit of the project experience of Roadstone staff.

A Roadstone Retail Outlet should be visited before commencement in order that customer can see and take-home samples of the paving or walling options.

Landscape Architect – Peter Donegan

Main Contractors – DIY SOS – Collen Construction, John Foley (JFK)