Important Things To Be Considered Before Building A Retaining Wall

There are a number of reasons why you may have been advised to create a retaining wall within your garden. Whatever the reason, there are some important things you need to bear in mind before you start your build.

The first thing you need to do is find out whether you are going to need council approval. This is likely to be the case if your wall is going to be over a metre high. It is imperative to get the council’s permission because the last thing you want to do is have a wall built only to have to take it down again.

Once you have got the approval, you should then consider which material you’re going to build the wall from.

There are many choices for you to select from, including brick, concrete, stone or timber. A timber retaining wall is a particularly popular choice because it tends to be the least expensive of the four. However, it’s wise to consider your garden as a whole and the style of wall  that will fit best into it.

If you are looking for a rustic and traditional feel then timber is perfect. If you want something more modern and sleek then stone may be a better route to go down.

And last but certainly not least, you need to decide whether you are going to do the job yourself or whether you are going to hire a contractor.

If erosion or the slope in question is a big issue then it is best to get professionals in so you can be certain that the wall is effective. Remember, it’s always better to seek the aid of an expert if you are not completely confident in doing it yourself.


Published on March 20th, 2015 by Tuff Yards

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