Retaining walls are typically used to retain soil on a sloping site but can also be used in many other landscaping situations such as raised garden or vegetable bed, make a feature wall or build a wall to use as seating for your yard.
There is a tremendous range of brick and sleeper retaining wall styles, colours and types available depending on the function the wall has to perform. Retaining walls can be straight or follow a complex curved profile.
Sleeper Retaining walls are traditionally built using treated timber sleepers with an expected life in excess of 20 years but there are now other types of sleepers available. Concrete sleepers with a variety of moulded patterns and recycled plastic sleepers have an unlimited life expectancy and may be ideal for your needs.
Brick Retaining walls have their own appeal and can be built using any type of brick. Brick walls are put together using mortar and are commonly finished with plain or textured cement render.