Retaining Walls Melbourne

Your local retaining wall specialists Melbourne

Landscape Shape and Form have over 40 years of combined experience in constructing retaining walls in Melbourne, our knowledge of footing sizes and council requirements is second to none. Our team offer retaining wall construction as part of our complete landscaping design and construction services.

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We take care of every aspect of your landscaping project from design to construction. We envision your vision and make it a reality.

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Using retaining walls in your landscaping

Retaining walls are the bare bones of any landscaped garden. They form the layout and structure of the landscape, whilst creating interest through height changes and tiering. Retaining walls are usually the first things to be constructed and require above adequate drainage to stand the test of time.

Whether you wish to use new or recycled bricks, concrete blocks, timber sleepers, natural stone or your own bespoke material, we are confident in delivering your desired result.

Timber or concrete sleeper walls

Sleeper walls can be constructed from a few different materials such as treated pine, red gum or concrete. They are generally a cheaper alternative to other types of walls as we will only need to excavate post holes every 2.4 metres, as opposed to excavating an entire footing, and then pouring concrete into the length of the trench. They are strong, durable, termite resistant and can be constructed to any height as needed.

The average life expectancy of a treated pine sleeper wall is 30 years.

Block and brick retaining walls

Brick and block walls are a bit more involved than treated pine sleeper walls. A footing needs to excavated, reinforcing trench mesh placed into it, and then concrete poured and leveled. The bricks or blocks then need to be mortared into position.

Once completed like a sleeper wall, the back of the wall will need to be waterproofed and drainage installed. Depending on the type of block you are using they may need to be core filled with concrete.

Retaining wall options include but are not limited to:

  • Rock
  • Sandstone
  • Concrete sleeper
  • Brick
  • Masonry or concrete block
  • Timber sleeper - treated pine, hardwood
  • Link blocks
  • Gabion cage
  • Formed concrete

Complete landscaping services Melbourne

Our landscaping team create stunning gardens with minute attention to detail ensuring your outdoor area will look amazing for years to come. Contact the Landscape Shape and Form team on 0400 999 670 or complete our landscaping enquiry form today.