Retaining Walls




Retaining wall construction Cairns and Tablelands

Retaining Walls

Block and Timber ] [ Bit of everything ] Erosion control ]

Job Description: Though the view was absolutely fantastic, this client had a problem of once the house was built, there was no yard to speak of on all four sides, and limited access to the rear of the property. Although the block was massive, the rear rainforest area was not easily accessed to enjoy the tranquil beauty, as it is down an extremely steep incline.

In conference with the client TLC put together retaining walls both front and rear to extend the level yard area several metres in both directions. It was decided to expand the narrow alleyway to the left side of the house, and retain, place a rendered block wall to section off the front yard for privacy, standard timber fence to the right boundary, construct a staircase in keeping with the surrounds to allow access from the rear retained area to a pathway cut in a zigzag fashion down the mountain to both avoid damaging the existing trees and allow better and less strenuous walking access through the small forest.

No back yard. You would not want to walk out in the dark.

Our excavator arrives on the vacant block below the property

Cutting a "staircase" to get the excavator up to the property

This shows how little room down the left side of the house. The eaves are actually past the cutting

Hard going, as the mountain is comprised of decomposed rock

But we finally dug our way through to the front

Rendered block wall from the front of the house to the front retaining wall


Time to return to the rear

Right side fence, rear retaining wall and steps and handrail completed, with "staircase" for the excavator filled back in

Better view of the staircase at the rear of the property

Need Retaining Walls in Cairns or the Tablelands?

TLC Group Pty Ltd (TLC) are builders based in far north Queensland in Cairns.

TLC specialises in retaining wall construction and embankment erosion prevention. We can provide high standard cost-effective solutions.

We build retaining walls in standard concrete block (rendered or plain), display block, boulder, stone, timber or sprayed concrete. The product used can either blend into the background scenery to be unobtrusive, or stand out to become a feature of your property. Similarly, we solve any erosion problems you may have. As we also specialise in earthworks, we can handle your project from start to finish. From design, to shire approvals (if required) through earthworks and footings, construction, drainage all the way through to re-vegetation.

If you need a retaining wall or have a potential erosion problem in Cairns or the Tablelands or anywhere else in north Queensland, don't hesitate to give TLC a call to discuss possible solutions.

Don't YOU deserve a little TLC?



Gregg Hales T/as TLC -  Don't YOU deserve a little TLC? 
Specialist in small jobs - assistance for owner builders
Concreting - Exposed, Decorative or Plain - Refurbishment/Restoration/Cleaning of Pools and Decks
Decks, Patios, Paving, Retaining Walls, Pool Fencing, Landscaping and general earthworks

Cairns, Tablelands, Far North Queensland

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