Random Sandstone Boulder Wall with Carved Steps Installation

Random Sandstone Boulder Wall with Carved Steps Installation

Client Challenge

After the builder cut the block for the house pad, the client required an expert appraisal and advice on the most suitable retaining wall for the site. They needed a durable, aesthetically pleasing solution that complied with council regulations and minimized costs.

Our Solution

Australian Retaining Walls recommended a Random Sandstone Boulder Wall with carved sandstone steps as the best option. This solution provided the natural beauty and durability the client desired while ensuring compliance with local regulations.

Construction Process:

  1. Site Preparation:

    • The site was marked and pegged out according to the building plans, and string lines were set up to guide the construction.
    • A small amount of excavation was performed to prepare the area for the wall.
  2. Wall Construction:

    • Heavy Machinery: An excavator with a rock grab attachment was used to place the large sandstone boulders. The operator, working with a spotter, carefully positioned each boulder to create a sturdy and visually appealing wall.
    • Three Tiers: To comply with council regulations and avoid additional permit and planning costs, the project featured three tiers of walls, each kept under 1 metre in height and spaced 1.5 metres apart.
  3. Additional Features:

    • Carved Sandstone Steps: As an added feature, carved sandstone steps were integrated into the design, providing both functionality and an attractive aesthetic enhancement to the wall.


The completed Random Sandstone Boulder Wall with carved steps transformed the property, providing a durable and beautiful retaining solution. The multi-tiered design ensured compliance with council regulations, and the careful construction process resulted in a visually appealing and functional landscape feature.

Project Highlights

This project highlighted Australian Retaining Walls' expertise in delivering high-quality retaining wall solutions tailored to client needs. Key highlights include:

  • Efficient Site Preparation: Precise marking and pegging ensured the project stayed on track.
  • Skilled Use of Heavy Machinery: The excavator operator's expertise in placing the boulders ensured a stable and attractive wall.
  • Regulatory Compliance: The three-tiered design met council requirements, avoiding extra costs for permits and planning.
  • Aesthetic and Functional Enhancements: The carved sandstone steps added both beauty and utility to the wall.

The client was extremely satisfied with the result, enjoying a stunning, durable, and compliant retaining wall that enhanced the overall appeal of their property. This project exemplified our commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

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