Timber Retaining Walls

timber retaining walls hamilton

OOutdoor Effects can build great looking timber retaining walls to landscape your property and provide more usable flat land. We specialise in building retaining walls up to 1.5 metres in height.  We tend to only do walls up to this height as they generally do not require building consents and engineering.

Occasionally, if the ground is particularly unstable or if high loads are present, engineering and consents may still be required for a new retaining wall. Outdoor Effects will advise if we believe this is necessary. We go to great lengths to ensure that all steps have been taken to provide a wall that is sturdy, strong and fit for purpose


Building materials for retaining walls

TThere is an extensive range of building materials available for the construction of retaining walls. Materials include interlocking blocks, wooden crib blocks or post and timber. Once we have done a site visit and discussed your requirements, we can recommend the most suitable type of retaining wall for your section. Often final selection comes down to personal taste and preference.


Retaining wall features

There are many different styles of retaining wall available. We can achieve different looks depending on the type and shape of the materials we use. For example

  • Round or square posts
  • Rough sawn or dressed timber
  • Tongue and groove timber

Why not make a feature of your retaining wall with a raised garden area? We can also incorporate seating or steps if required.  We can quote on site preparation, excavation, construction, backfilling, even planting! Great advice, the correct design and quality workmanship will ensure a great result.

We also have a page of technical information on retaining walls.

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