Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are built for a variety of uses.

  • They can be used to create a flat building site for your house where your section is contoured or sloping.
  • Retaining walls are used to tier a sloping site for landscaping.
  • You can retain the bottom of a fence where a neighbouring property may be higher or lower than your own.
  • Retaining is also used to make garden boxes or landscape your gardens.
  • Used to control erosion.


There are a number of different materials used to construct retaining walls and in residential retaining, timber is the most popular and cost effective.

Please note that retaining walls over 1.5m high or those with a loading (such as a building or driveway) will require an engineers report and building consent. These will need to be obtained before a firm quote can be given.

Retaining to create flat house site

Retaining to front boundary

Retaining to drive

Retaining to bottom of fence

Round pole Retaining with Oriental on top

125 x 125mm Square post Retaining

Retaining walls, building consents and other requirements