One of the most common questions we get asked is.
How much per metre does a timber wall cost?
Or how much per metre does a Keystone wall cost?
While this may seem like a simple question, that should be easy to answer. It is in fact a very complex question, that we require much more information before giving any sort of reasonable answer.
Let’s take the timber wall for example-
We need to know what the person asking this question actually requires.
  • Is the retaining wall to be made from Hardwood or Pine?H4 or H5 treated?
  • What height is the wall? (This will help determine the post spacing’s).
  • What size timbers are required for the posts?
  • What size timbers are required for the horizontal beams?
  • Is the wall going into sand, clay, shale or rock?
  • Do we have access for a machine to dig the holes or do they need to be hand dug?
  • Is there a surcharge going to be placed on top of the wall? Will tie backs be required?
  • Is the wall 1,000 metres? 100 metres or only 10 metres?
  • When and where is the proposed wall to be constructed?
Only after the answers of these questions have been found can we even begin to get a picture of the proposed retaining wall. If an accurate price is to be given it will also require a site inspection. As you can see the answer is not as simple as saying for example $250 per square metre. A keystone wall, if it has geogrid reinforcing is far more complex than the example of a timber wall.
We do have indicative retaining wall  prices on our website.