Retaining Walls Canberra

Retaining Walls Built to Last in Canberra

ACT Landscape Construction builds quality retaining walls in Canberra and Queanbeyan. Whether you’re seeking to reduce erosion or level a sloping block, ACT Landscape Construction has you covered for retaining walls in Canberra. Our professional, fully-insured landscapers will ensure that your retaining wall is structurally sound, compliant with government regulations, and built to last.

Benefits of a Retaining Wall

A quality retaining wall from ACT Landscape Construction provides the following benefits.

  • Reduces erosion and diverts heavy rainfall.
  • Transforms slopes into level areas – improving the usability of your garden.
  • Adds structure, shape, and beauty to your garden or block of land.
  • May increase the value of your home over time.
  • Complies with ACT Government regulations.

Our team will ensure that your retaining wall in Canberra or Queanbeyan is the envy of your neighbours.

Types of Retaining Walls

ACT Landscape Construction builds retaining walls in Canberra and Queanbeyan from the following quality materials.

Treated Pine

Treated pine is a cost-effective, hard-wearing timber that’s a popular material for retaining walls in Canberra. As its name suggests, treated pine has a special coating applied to it – to protect against termites, wood rot, and fungus.

Hardwood Timber

Hardwood timber is strong and structurally stable. An applied protective coating (H4 treatment) prolongs the durability of hardwood timbers. Popular hardwood timbers include Redgum, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Ironbark, and Jarrah.

Concrete Sleepers

Concrete sleepers are strong, durable, and easy to maintain – making them ideal for retaining walls in Canberra. Unlike timber sleepers, concrete timbers aren’t affected by termites and wood rot. ACT Landscape Construction uses concrete sleepers supplied by Adbri Masonry.

Block Masonry

ACT Landscape Construction has access to the full range of Adbri Masonry concrete retaining wall blocks in Canberra. Clients can choose from traditional Besser blocks or segmental blocks (which lock into place). We also supply and install dry stack retaining wall systems from Bink Cement Products.

Block and Render

Many clients prefer the smooth and flat texture of a rendered retaining wall in Canberra. Our skilled team can build and render retaining walls made from Adbri Masonry concrete blocks. We also supply and install “pre-rendered” products, such as Adbri Masonry Versasmooth.


ACT Landscape Construction builds authentic stone (rock or boulder) retaining walls in Canberra. We’re experts in building granite, sandstone, porphyry, and bluestone retaining walls. For clients on a budget, we also build gabion retaining walls.


Traditional bricks (made from clay or shale) and newer concrete bricks are suitable for retaining walls. Brick retaining walls are renowned for their strength (if built correctly) and durability (they handle harsh weather well). What’s more, bricks come in a wide range of colours.

To enquire further about a new retaining wall in Canberra or Queanbeyan, please call ACT Landscape Construction on (02) 5110 3917.

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