Becoming a member of the DSWA is one of the best ways to support our work, even if you do not wish to be actively involved in building walls. Subscriptions are the mainstay of our organisation.

Join us and get involved with protecting, restoring and rebuilding part of our country’s rural heritage. Membership is open to everyone. There is an active network of branches throughout the country offering a range of activities, including training days, courses and demonstrations as well as meetings and social events. Details of branch events can be found under the section for branches.

As well as supporting the work of the Association, benefits of membership include:

  • The Waller & Dyker members’ magazine three time a year
  • Participation in branch events and activities
  • Annual Members’ Weekend/Social Event
  • Website links for professional and corporate members listed in the Professional Register
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Benefits of membership

If you would like to join the Association, or renew your existing membership, payment can be made online via the secure links at the bottom of this page or alternatively click here for an application form, which can be printed out and posted to the office, along with the appropriate membership fee.

Payment by direct debit is preferred. Please print out the DIRECT DEBIT FORM and return it with your membership form to the office. If you wish to pay using this method, please do not send payment with your form.

Membership runs January to December and there are no part payments. However, if you are joining for the very first time after the financial year end (September onwards) your membership will cover the remainder of the current year and the whole of the following year. Subscriptions are available for the following categories:

Membership TypeAnnual feeNotes
Overseas Open£50
Joint Open£65Two open members living at the same address - one set of mailing information
Professional£115Must be DSWA Qualified
Full-time student/unemployed£25Proof of status required
Junior (under 18)£5


As a registered charity, the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is able to reclaim tax paid on the subscription fees and donations under the Gift Aid Scheme. All you have to do is to complete the relevant section on the application form and return it to us. There is no extra cost to you and the Association will gain additional income from HM Revenue and Customs (currently 25p for every pound). The Gift Aid declaration will remain in force until cancelled in writing by you. Find out more about Gift Aid.


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