Ian's retaining wall and steps

Replacing an old brick wall with WoodBlocX

Ian's garden sloped upwards from his house. His focus for this update was improving a patio area at the top of this plot which included a shed for storage on one side and an attractive summerhouse on the other. He wanted a design that complimented the rest of the garden, became an independent feature and created a multifunctional garden area.

The existing space already included an ageing brick wall which Ian wanted to update not  only to refresh the space but also to retain the ground beyond it.

The garden before ---->

Planning and building

Ian used our Free Design Service and sent us a picture of the existing space and a diagram of what he wanted for the space. Our team took this information and used the measurements Ian provided to create a replacement wall design that would fit the space perfectly.

Using WoodBlocX would provide three key benefits to Ian; firstly his wall and idea could be recreated using our versatile modular system. He didn't have to do any cutting or drilling as all WoodBlocX components are cut to size. In addition, the only access to the garden was through the house and as our kits, which are made up of lightweight wooden BlocX, arrive on a pallet Ian was able to carry them through the house and up to the top of the garden easily.

Above: Ian's initial drawing. Right: The bespoke WoodBlocX design

The finished design

Ian's final design included a wooden retaining wall with a curved step up to his summerhouse to the right, and two curved raised garden beds in front of his shed, to the left. The new structure completely refreshes this area of the garden and makes a great replacement for an old garden wall.

WoodBlocX is ideal for creating curved raised beds, retaining walls, and seats. Bends made up of railway sleepers are possible but not without difficulties. Our modular system and our Free Design Service allows our customers to create some really unique designs.

Key features

Use WoodBlocX for retaining walls and steps

WoodBlocX timber retaining walls make a great alternative to brick and railway sleeper walls. Our modular system allows you to create unique structures that fit your space and requirements, whether you want to include steps, seating, water features or more planting space into your wall design, we can do it! Plus you will save on labour costs as you can build the structures yourself, even the most inexperienced DIY'er can build as everything is pre-cut to size and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions provided with every kit, we also have a series of helpful videos covering all aspects of building.

Choose from our pre-designed retaining wall kits which include lots of designs and ideas or add your own measurements for straight, L-shaped or C-shaped retaining walls using our calculator tool, or use our Free Design Service for bespoke designs.

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