If you have a sloping block that you want to level out, and you need a retaining wall, particularly on steep blocks or where different levels or terraces are created. There are a variety of options available, including
Treated hardwood sleepers
The hardwood of naturally durable species (durability class 1) that are suitable for retaining walls include ironbark, grey gum, tallowwood, forest red gum and bloodwood. These species are also listed as being termite resistant in accordance with AS 3660.1. Provided that the outer layers of the log (sapwood) are removed or preservative treated to H5, these timbers will perform satisfactorily for more than 25 years.
Treated pine Sleepers
Softwoods have a wide sapwood band that can be made highly durable with CCA, ACQ or copper azole preservative treatment. H5 CCA treated softwoods have an expected service life of 50 years or more.
Timber is a preferred material for many landscaping purposes. Timber retaining walls contribute significantly and subtly to their surroundings. The natural appeal and versatility of timber is ideal when considering budgets, settings and applications.
Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls
Why choose concrete sleepers over timber sleepers?
Concrete sleepers last more then three times longer than timber Unlike timber, concrete sleepers are available in a wide range of colours and designs .
Structural Concrete Sleepers are steel reinforced using 32mpa or 40MPA concrete making it a suitable product for the use from small garden walls up to retaining walls 3.0 metres in height.
Fully reinforced structural sleeper & posts (Engineer Certified)
Termite and vermin proof
Maintenance Free With A Life Time Guarantee
last considerably longer than timber walls
are maintenance free
will not rot, burn, warp, split
Galvanised Steel Posts
Specifications for Galvanised Steel Posts
* Suitable for use in walls up to 3 metres high, with reinforced concrete sleepers
* Hot dip galvanised
* Great for retaining walls on or close to boundary lines.
Grey Besser Blocks
Besser blocks of Brick retaining walls can also double as feature walls and can be tiled, rendered and painted, we love to turn them into water feature walls or a tiled feature wall allowing us to build the swimming pool on the boundary, putting the block wall upon the pool wall as a feature wall that becomes the boundary fence.
These versatile blocks are very popular within the building and landscaping industry and can be the ideal way to terrace your yard. The best thing about the Besser block wall is it can be made to be waterproof so it enables us to create a water tight diversion terrace. Meaning that your Swimming Pool and or Pool Surrounds will be safe from water seepage and ugly stains that other walls let through. And This is why the Besser Block retains wall is the #1 choice in certain applications.
As with all retaining walls, there are Council restrictions and any wall over 1meter requires engineered drawings. Besser block walls are an attractive, versatile long lasting product that are termite and vermin proof They also last considerably longer than timber walls are maintenance free and will not rot, burn, warp, split.
Segmental block retaining walls
Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW’s) have evolved from being used in garden and landscape applications in the 80’s and 90’s, to now having found their way into commercial projects, roadway sites, and major industrial applications.
With hundreds of millions of Allan Blocks installed worldwide, mortarless segmental retaining walls have proven their value and durability.
Use in walls up to 50 ft (15.2 m) in height, high water volume sites and many other applications. The design of this system has eliminated the need for large footings, These walls provided great drainage in areas water can be a problem. Also effective in reactive sills where movement can be expected. There are very few sites Segmental Block Retaining Walls are not a cost effective product to use.