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Building with timber – retaining walls and landscaping

How to build guide - low retaining wall

This guide shows you how to build a timber retaining wall up to 1.2 m high consisting of posts embedded in the ground and horizontal rails.It includes drainage behind the wall to prevent the build-up of water which could overload it. Suitable soil types for this type of wall are granular – such as firm gravel, stiff clay and sand or rock – or a mixture of these

How to build guide – low retaining walls (.pdf)