The retaining wall was dated and failed, this had caused the lawn to slump and be an annoyance.
The client wanted the wall replaced and the hill to be cleared so they could landscape
As this job was in such close proximity to a large slope, operator safety was paramount. A level working area was cut into the lawn and compacted thoroughly to ensure the platform was safe to work on. As this job was completed in winter, every evening the site and stockpiles were compacted neatly and covered in polythene.
We strive to create beautiful walls, with care from the beginning. We aim to build visually pleasing walls.
The client and I decided to use the extra materials from the drilling process and excavations to build up their lawn area, creating a flat useable area for their kids.
After the main wall had been completed, we scraped the bank and retained it to tidy up the garden, once this was done, the lawn was levelled and frame work installed for an artificial turf to be laid
With the new wall below and the hill scraped back, the client had a blank canvas to create their ideal backdrop for the kids new pitch.
Steel rod tiebacks were installed and attached to 2m3 of concrete 5 meters back from the wall to stop the two posts from failing any further
Posts and ties anchoring the M30 steel ties
The original wall design was dated and starting to fail
After cutting out the spoil, the line of the new wall was discussed with the owners.
In addition to the wall being built a handrail was installed. The void between the new wall and existing drive was also concreted.
Client wanted a flat platform out front to improve land area giving them useable space to enjoy with their kids.
Marking out placement and all underground services.
Ensuring all posts are plumb and have a correct lean back this allows for a stable and eye pleasing wall.
This area was to be cut out from behind the property and used to fill the front portion.
The cut from the back of the property helped create 100m2 of better useable land.
The retained area behind the house creating a flat useable area for the kids. on this project approximately 320 m2 of useable area was created.
Flat useable area created. 170 m2 of useable land
Front area that has been retained helping create 320 m2 of useable land.