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Michael Ross Builders – Retaining wall construction, Brisbane

Retaining walls are not only functional, but they can also add depth and interest to your garden or property. At Michael Ross Builders we are highly experienced in building large, structural retaining walls, as well as smaller, garden retaining walls.

Residential retaining wall design

Home owners quite often need one or more retaining walls to give definition to a sloping block or to make their land more usable on steep blocks. Sometimes they also need structural retaining walls, because their block is heavily cut into a hillside.

Commercial retaining wall design

Large commercial properties or residential estates may require extensive structural retaining walls, because of the size of the land and the slope of the block. Michael Ross Builders are well versed in these large commercial earth moving projects and have built a number of extensive retaining walls in Brisbane for local and national organisations and businesses.

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Michael Ross Builders – retaining wall ideas

Certain types of retaining walls are better for some situations more than others. For example, if you need to hold back less than 1.5 m of earth, then a gravity retaining wall is ideal, but if you have more than 8.5 m to support, then you need a counterfort retaining wall.

In between these two heights, you can use cantilever walls on steep slopes as they are great for supporting a large amount of earth, sheet pile retaining walls for soft soils or anchored walls to hold back heavy loads.

Michael Ross Builders – retaining wall construction

Retaining walls can be constructed out of a variety of materials - from poured or block concrete, to timber, sleepers or brick, raw stone or even cut and dressed stone. Depending on the construction materials, your retaining walls can be left natural, painted or rendered.

Your choice depends on a number of factors ranging from the strength required in the retaining wall, your budget, and the design and the aesthetics required. If you just need a purely functional and structural retaining wall in Brisbane, then you might go for the cheapest option.

On the other hand, if you want a retaining wall that is both structurally strong and stunningly beautiful, then you can’t go wrong with cut and dressed sandstone.

At Michael Ross Builders, we can help you to design and create whatever type of retaining walls you need and we can advise you on the best materials for your situation.

We will project manage the entire build for you, so you don’t have to worry about sourcing materials, organising deliveries or submitting council permits (if required). As master builders, we always deliver a high quality product, on time and within budget.

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Michael Ross Builders – retaining wall ideas and retaining wall systems in Brisbane

If you are searching for builders in Brisbane who are experienced in all types of retaining wall construction, call Michael Ross Builders on 0416 722 290, email us on or complete our online enquiry form.

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