Retaining Wall options for building a central coast retaining wall

Ok so your looking at building a retaining wall on your Central Coast property. Sounds great. Retaining walls are an excellent option that can serve a number of positive purposes. Look, Stability, pracatibility and investment purposes.


Building a Central Coast retaining wall can have very rewarding results for your lifestyle. Visually and practicality reasons. When done the right they can look stunning. It’s just a matter of choosing the right material for the job to complement your overall property style. So today we are going to take a look at some of the most popular retaining wall materials that are commonly used throughout the Central Coast area.

Timber Retaining Walls

When done right timber can look great in a garden setting. Most of the timber retaining walls you see today are built from treated pine or hardwood sleepers are another good option. A good retaining wall builder will give you the right advice when it comes to what will suit your landscape area. Or if your keen to do it yourself a supplier should point you in the right direction. Keeping in mind if you need council approval for the job you will need to hire a qualified Central Coast retaining wall builder. In saying that timber retaining walls can be very cost effective. So getting someone in to build it could be a good option.

Natural Stone Retaining Walls

A classic and natural retaining wall material is natural stone. These walls never go out of style and they look very natural built into a garden setting. The key to a lasting stone retaining wall is in the construction. Builders that are experienced in this type of wall design really know how to build them to last. And they look amazing.

Brick Retaining Walls

Bricks are a great option to look at for your next retaining wall. They are a very versatile material to use. You have a few options here. You can either leave it as is, featuring the brick style or you can render it for a more modern look. Rendering it also gives you a few colour options as well. Brick retaining walls generally will need to have good drainage therefore getting a quality retaining wall builder in to do the job is a must. Of course they will need to be constructed well especially if they will be holding back soil.

Retaining Wall Blocks

These are relatively new to the landscaping world. Retaining wall blocks are made from concrete using moulds. They have the effect of looking just like natural stone and have a great finish. There very easy to install as they are designed to just lock together. They come in a number of colours and styles.

Bluestone Retaining Walls

Bluestone is another classic and very popular building material. Building a bluestone retaining wall gives you that extra visual appeal and colour to your Central Coast garden. It’s a little more common in the Southern states.

Please keep in mind these are only a few of a number of different styles available to build.If you would like to know a little more info on building retaining walls you can check out this page.


Fencing is, as you know not a retaining wall, but it could be an option for you in the right scenario. If your think of a fence as an option we can also help you out. Fencing and retaining walls go hand in hand. We have gone to some jobs to quote for a retaining wall and ended up recommending a fence as another option that was a better fit. If your looking for a central coast fencing business, please look no further, we can help.

If your looking for some ideas of the different types of retaining walls you can check out out retaining walls page.

If you would like to book in a time for a free on-site design consultation we would be happy to help you out. We’d love to help you build your new Central Coast retaining wall. Get In Touch