Newcastle Retaining Walls. What Are My Options?
Ok so your looking at building a retaining wall on your Newcastle property. Sounds great. Retaining walls are an excellent option that can serve up a number of positive purposes. Look, Stability, pracatibility and investment purposes.
Building a Newcastle retaining wall can have very rewarding results for your lifestyle. When done right they can look stunning. It’s just a matter of choosing the right material for the job to complement your overall property style. So today we are going to take a look at some of the most popular retaining wall materials that are commonly used throughout the Newcastle area.
Timber Retaining Walls
When built right, timber can look great in a garden setting. Most of the timber retaining walls you see today are built from treated pine or hardwood sleepers are another good option. A good Newcastle retaining wall builder will give you the right advice when it comes to what will suit your landscape area. Or if your keen to do it yourself a supplier should point you in the right direction. Keeping in mind if you need council approval for the job. That’s means the wall is a biggish one so you will need to hire a qualified Newcastle retaining wall builder to get the job done right. In saying that timber retaining walls can be very cost effective and stylish way to go in the right sanerio. So getting someone in to build it could be a good option.
Natural Stone Retaining Walls
A classic and natural retaining wall material is natural stone. These walls never go out of style and they look very natural built into a garden setting. The key to a lasting stone retaining wall is in the construction. Builders that are experienced in this type of wall design really know how to build them to last. And they look amazing.
Brick Retaining Walls
Bricks are a great option to look at for your next retaining wall. They are a very versatile material to use. You have a few options here. You can either leave it as is, featuring the brick style or you can render it for a more modern look. Rendering it also gives you a few colour options as well. Brick retaining walls generally will need to have good drainage therefore getting a quality retaining wall builder in to do the job is a must. Of course they will need to be constructed well especially if they will be holding back soil.
Retaining Wall Blocks
These are relatively new to the landscaping world. Retaining wall blocks are made from concrete using moulds. They have the effect of looking just like natural stone and have a great finish. There very easy to install as they are designed to just lock together. They come in a number of colours and styles.
Bluestone Retaining Walls
Bluestone is another classic and very popular building material. Building a bluestone retaining wall gives you that extra visual appeal and colour to your Newcastle garden. It’s a little more common in the Southern states.
Please keep in mind this is just an outline of the many options we have when it comes to building retaining walls. Here is a page that can give you more info in how retaining walls are constructed if you require more info otherwise we can assist with any questions you may have on the day of your quote.
If your looking for some ideas of the different types of retaining walls you can check out out retaining walls page. Otherwise you can get in touch with us to arrange a time for an on-site design consultation. We’d be happy to be the team that builds your new newcastle retaining wall. Get in touch.