“We regularly build retaining walls anywhere from 0.5 metres to 4 metres high.”

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We regularly build retaining walls all over Auckland, and can construct these from a range of different building materials. Most commonly this is traditional timber poles and railing, however we can also create more modern looks, such as by utilising structural galvanized steel beams, or block or keystone type structures.

Timber retaining wall replaced alongside existing driveway in Auckland

Frequently tailoring our service for particular situations (such as retained garden developments, or replacement alongside an existing driveway and between two boundaries), we're also able to provide solutions for strenuous retaining requirements, such as building tiered and/or tied back retaining wall systems.
 
Tops of Retaining Wall being sawed off in St Heliers Auckland Retaining Wall in Meadowbank Auckland Retaining Wall with Galvanised Steel Beams in Glendowie Auckland

Costs 
To try give you an understanding for how much your proposed retaining wall might cost, prices for building a standard timber retaining wall at some typical heights are listed below for your convenience:
 
Height of retaining wall in metres
0.9m
1.2m
1.5m
1.8m
2.4m
Price to build retaining wall per lineal metre
$309+GST
$396+GST
$494+GST
$698+GST
$1,184+GST
 
For example, a standard timber pole and rail retaining of wall 10m long and 1.5m high would cost approximately $4,940+GST in total. 
 
Pouring first hole for new Retaining Wall in East Auckland Newly installed timber pole and rail retaining wall
Successful concrete pour for new timber retaining wall Timber Retaining Wall in Parnell, Auckland
 
While in practice many retaining walls are built to a combination of heights, this representative figure is designed to give you an appreciation of how much your proposed retaining works might cost. It is important to note that these indicative prices include the timber retaining wall built to a standard design including drain coil and scoria backfilled in place, for standard ground conditions, and does not include any preparations prior to drilling, such as establishment, earthmoving and other services, or any other special requirements.  
 
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Freshly built timber retaining wall, with safety rail under construction. Finished timber retaining wall with painted safety rail, in Glendowie, Auckland.
 
Building/Resource Consents
Please be aware that depending on the height and location of your proposed retaining wall you may need a building or resource consent. While your local district plan should always be consulted, generally, you will need consent if your retaining wall is 1.5m high, or has a building or driveway coming within 1.5m of the top of the wall. For more information about how this might affect you, please follow this link to the retaining walls section of the Auckland Council’s website.

Timber Retaining Wall freshly installed in East Auckland
 
"We can help you create more functional land, and maximise your usable space, with an engineer designed and well-built retaining wall."  


Timber retaining wall in Auckland