In some situations a retaining wall may be necessary where there are height differences between properties. As a rule if the height difference is 150mm or greater then retaining walls should be installed to ensure the longevity of your fence.
There are a number of different retaining options that can be used depending on the height difference.
We predominantly use a post and panel retaining wall which is the most popular and cost effective.
Our retaining walls are structurally engineered to the highest standards.
The retaining we use has galvanized steel reinforcing throughout the panels and posts as well as chemical additives in the concrete for increased strength.
There are a number of new panel designs available so you not only get a retaining wall but you can also create a feature on your property.
Some retaining walls will require council approval . As each council is slightly different it pays to check with your local council on their individual regulations.
Although it is the owner’s responsibility to obtain required approvals if needed we are more than happy to assist with this process.
Other retaining options that can be considered are the steel plinth which is used when installing colorbond. It is more suited when the difference in levels is between 150mm and 250mm and fits between the colorbond posts which makes it a good option where there are objects that are too close to the fence line to allow post and panel or limestone retaining.