Brief installation guidelines
Planning your wall: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is of crucial importance to consult with an experienced engineer.
Please note: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is of crucial importance to consult with an experienced engineer. The law is very strict on these matters, with the NHBRC requirement stating that one can build a wall to a height of 1.2m without consulting an engineer, but as a general rule 1.5m for walls no steeper than 70º is also possible. Any steeper and especially load carrying walls must be designed by a qualified engineer, even if only 1.2m high.
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Design and construction details
Below are three basic visual guides describing the installation process, in PDF format:
Palm Jumeirah, low retaining wall
Installation instructions – 4×4 stairs and low retaining wall. Well-draining sand slopes to be retained with three terrace walls. Photostory showcasing the installation process of a low wall in Dubai, Palm Jumeirah…more
Step-by-step photographic instructions
This is a step by step photographic illustration on how to install Terraforce retaining blocks. Remember to always ensure a good/correct foundation and that drainage systems are installed. This will prevent any unwanted ground movement that might cause damage to your retaining wall…more
Installing 4×4 step blocks
This project combined both possibilities in the garden, where a pool deck was constructed. Although the slope was not particularly steep, the earth was unstable and building a retaining wall was the easiest way to stabilize it. In addition, blocks were laid along the 6m long stairway, creating attractive planters. This is one of the simplest projects, and requires no special skills…more
Step by step photographic illustration
Remember to always ensure a good/correct foundation and that drainage systems are installed. This will prevent any unwanted ground movement that could cause damage to your retaining wall.