Nearly every home needs a retaining wall to prevent soil erosion. This is especially true for certain regions, such as the Adelaide Hills. This is also an area where people take their backyards, seriously. The Adelaide Hills backyard is where people come together, families relax, and people live ‘the good life.’ A standard, dull retaining wall won’t suffice. Not in the Adelaide Hills.
There’s no need to go for a simplistic design when you have endless options available to suit your aesthetic taste. Anything is possible. Tell us your concrete retaining wall colour and pattern preferences, and we’ll build it. at one of the most affordable prices.
Retaining wall experts, since 2000
It’s rare for blocks of land to be level, especially in the Adelaide Hills. This is why we specialise in this service, in this area. Every block requires some degree of retaining or favour elevated positions to enhance that infamous sweeping Hills view. Over the last 20+ years, we’ve specialised in constructing walls in block, stone, concrete sleepers, moss rocks, and Bluestone. Our men know how to deal with different soil types (across the Adelaide Hills), drainage issues, restricted spaces, and vertical cliffs.
It’s more than just a wall. This is a design statement, that perfectly blends with the rest of your yard. Together, we’ll craft a retaining wall that speaks to your backdrop, style, and budget.
Concrete sleepers, landscaping & paving
Partner with us for all your landscaping needs. There’s a multitude of steps that need to be taken to complete a retaining wall (that lasts a lifetime, like ours). We handle the design, preparation, and construction of retaining walls, using a wide variety of building materials. Concrete blocks, sleepers, and natural stone, for example.
But we don’t stop here. Bring us in to take care of your landscaping and paving needs. We’re a one-stop solution for garden design. From new installations to repairs, we do it all… and this is all we specialise in, so you know you’re getting the best.
The suburbs we service
We go wherever our clients need us to, across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, and Barossa Valley. If you live in the Hills, we service all suburbs – from Mount Barker to Stirling, Hahndorf, Strathalbyn, Oakbank to Lobethal. No Adelaide Hills towns are out of our radius.
Just this week, we’ve visited homes in Woodside, Crafers, Balhannah, and Macclesfield. Chances are that our team has constructed and installed a retaining wall in your Adelaide Hills suburb.
Scenarios where a retaining wall is necessary
There are plenty of reasons to invest in a concrete retaining wall. These structures stop the natural movement of soil and can improve the flow of rainwater drainage. Retaining walls increase the functionality of your property and are a common solution for subdivisions, garden beds, and split levels. Enjoy increased home value, stunning aesthetic appeal, privacy from neighbours, and a low maintenance structure that optimises your landscaping. You won’t need to do anything to upkeep them through the long, cold Adelaide Hills winter (or summer).
Retaining walls do so much more than prevent water run-off. Think of it as a practical and design investment. It adds space to your yard and value to your property. If you ever go to sell your home, the retaining wall will be a focal point.
The benefits of concrete sleepers
With retaining walls, you have plenty of options. Some of the common structures are limestone, panel and post systems, timber wood, block wall installations, rock and stone walls, sandstone blocks, and Bluestone. In our 20+ years of operation, we’ve seen one style of retaining walls prevail: concrete sleepers.
Concrete wall systems are affordable, quick to install and offer long-lasting protection against the sun, wind, rain, and hail. With concrete, you don’t need to be concerned about heavy rain washing away the yard – which is all too common in an Adelaide Hills winter. Whether you’re looking for a classic, minimal appearance or more of a design feature like a patterned concrete wall, we can achieve it with concrete.
Don’t try to DIY
With steep drop-offs and slopes, flash flooding issues or erosion hazards, it’s best to leave it in the hands of the experts. You might be tempted to try to build a retaining wall yourself, especially if it’s under one metre (and you won’t need an engineer or council approval). However, a lot can go wrong. This isn’t a quick paving job that can easily be rectified. With a retaining wall, we’re digging holes into the ground, using expensive materials, and potentially affecting or disrupting a neighbour’s yard.
At Fletcher’s Landscaping, we make sure the concrete and steel are slightly over-engineered to be safe. Retaining walls and landscaping are all we’ve done for the past 20+ years. This isn’t an add-on service – it’s our speciality. We know how to design, construct, and install retaining walls, fast and affordably. Don’t cut corners. Given that concrete retaining walls last lifetimes, this isn’t the service to try your hand at. Look at our gallery of past works and see why families across the Adelaide Hills hire us.
How long do you spend in your backyard?
Being an Adelaide Hills resident, probably multiple hours per week (especially in the summertime). Do you really want to be gazing out in your beautiful yard, only to feel regret that you chose a dull, out-of-place retaining wall? Now, imagine that same gaze, but replace it with a stunning, design-forward wall… that feels more like a statement than a wall to prevent water run-off.
Think about what it would look like. What colour is this wall? Is there a specific pattern? What does this structure ‘evoke’ in you? How does it fit in with the rest of its surrounding? Is it meant to stand out, to draw all eyes? Keep thinking about this. We’ll talk about it when we visit your property to discuss the retaining wall design.
To book in your free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today. We travel all over the Adelaide Hills.