Retaining Wall Price Guide – Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Retaining Wall Price Guide Brisbane northside to the Sunshine Coast

Landscapers Instant Greenscene landscaping offer a range of structural retaining walls to 1 meter in height. Retaining wall prices exclude excavation costs, required drainage back fill and do not take into account specific site requirements such as access limitations. Please see our landscape consultation and quotation page for more information. 

Retaining Wall Price Guide 

Instant Greenscene Landscaping service Brisbane north to the Sunshine Coast and offer a comprehensive range of landscaping services including retaining walls. Prices are indicative only and exclude GST. Price indicators assume the following:

  • a minimum wall length of 20 linear meters
  • Excavations to the area requiring retaining has been completed. No further excavation works are required and the area is ready for commencement of retaining wall construction.
  • The site is accessible for machinery to access during the delivery and installation of the retaining wall materials. 
  • Price does not include backfill or retaining wall drainage.

H4 treated timber retaining walls

H4 timber retaining walls are available in both hardwood and pine sleeper options. Timber retaining walls are the least durable option and it is imperative to ensure good drainage and appropriate back fill is considered to maximize product life span.

Prices start from $350 m2

Concrete sleeper retaining walls

Concrete sleeper retaining walls are available in a range of colours and textures. These include plain concrete, timber look options and block look finishes. These walls utilize galvanized posts in replacement of timber support posts. Concrete sleeper walls are far more durable than timber options though like all retaining walls, solid foundations, good drainage and appropriate back fill is a must

Concrete sleeper walls start from $500m2

Concrete block retaining walls

Block retaining walls are a great retaining option. We offer a range of styles incuding Heron block, Natural impression block and for the most cost effective option though aesthetically a little plainer, the standard link block.

These block walls, in conjunction with solid footing, good drainage and appropriate back fill are a great, structurally durable and highly aesthetic option. These products can also be used as landscape steps.

Block retaining wall options start at $500m2

Retaining wall price guide – other considerations and costs

Most retaining wall projects will require other works relating to the retaining installation. Generally these will include excavations to prepare the area for the retaining wall works as well as a drainage zone behind the retaining wall. Pricing for these additional works will vary in accordance with the site requirements, access, excavations, drainage, backfill materials and project size.

Site access / site preparation 

Good site access is a major factor in the cost associated in the construction of retaining walls. 

Generally a mini excavator and other small earth moving equipment will be  required to prepare the area for installation of the retaining wall. This equipment  will generally be used throughout the retaining wall construction for site preparation, waste removal and installation of the drainage gravel. 

While manual labour can be utilized where machine access is limited, a much higher construction cost should be expected.

Retaining wall drainage / retaining wall back fill 

Durability should be the primary consideration for the construction of retaining walls. A well constructed retaining wall will stand the test of time.

Retaining walls need good drainage. This is usual slotted drain know as agg drain in conjunction with drainage gravel and geotextile fabric which is used to protect the drainage zone. Good drainage materials are also required, poor soils such as clay needs to be avoided.

Want to know more…

See our retaining wall portfolio or visit our quotes and consultations page to have us visit your site for more specialized advice and pricing

The information and pricing contained in this article is indicative only. Prices exclude GST, removal of existing walls, site excavation / preparation. Required drainage and back fill is also excluded. Indicative price is for average site / soil conditions with reasonable access. Minimum works charges apply for minor works. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, Instant Greenscene Landscaping accepts no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Our professional Landscape team can also be engaged for specialty landscape / irrigation works including:

  • Structural landscaping including drainage, paving, retaining walls, decking and more
  • Soft Landscaping including garden design and establishment and turf / lawns
  • Irrigation including design, installation and servicing of automatic pop up lawn and garden sprinkler systems.