Frequently Asked Questions

Residential and commercial retaining walls

Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to retaining walls and engineering. However, all states do require a structural engineer to sign off on professionally built retaining walls that are constructed over a certain height. When it comes to retaining walls, it’s definitely best to leave it to the professionals to ensure your walls are built to be structurally sound and to stand the test of time. We are licensed and insured and know all the state regulations for retaining walls inside out. The Fresh team will liaise with an engineer on your behalf to ensure your new retaining walls are constructed to Australian standards and designed to comply with state building regulations.

Fresh Construction will liaise with your local council and manage the council approval for your project on your behalf. It’s all part of our service to you, to ensure you can sit back and relax while your new retaining walls take shape before your eyes!

Retaining walls are priced based on many different variables, including access to your site, the height and width of your walls, the amount of earthworks / excavation required before your wall can be built, and the material from which your walls are made. We offer no-obligation quotes to ensure you can budget for your new wall and to discuss your options – contact Paul today to get started.

There are certain materials that are more suited to retaining wall construction in terms of durability and cost effectiveness. Common materials for retaining wall construction include concrete sleepers, timber sleepers or masonry blocks. It is possible to design a retaining wall to be clad in a different material if you have a particular stone in mind, providing it is a material that can withstand the elements. If in doubt, book in for a free quote! Paul will be more than happy to discuss your options and to design a retaining wall that suits your property and your budget. We can also suggest a material that will suit if you don’t know where to start. After all, we’ve got years of experience building the best retaining walls in Adelaide, and we know what works!


Earthworks is the process of preparing a site for construction works. It may involve the bulk removal and/or processing of soil or rock using heavy machinery, or the moving of bulk materials from one site to another (or from one part of the site to another), to prepare the ground for the construction of retaining walls, landscaping, or civil works.   Earthworks is often necessary to flatten, build up or shape the site to suit the construction works that are about to occur.

Earthworks can take a few hours up to several days depending on the size of your project. The Fresh team will always work hard to minimise any disruption caused to you, your property and your neighbours from the earthworks process. We will keep you informed every step of the way so you know what to expect. To find out more, contact Paul to discuss your project and any earthworks required.

Yes. The Fresh team are fully equipped for every part of the retaining wall and landscaping process. We have an in-house fleet of heavy machinery to complete the excavation of your site in preparation for the construction of retaining walls, landscaping, etc. To find out more about our excavation services, contact Paul to discuss.

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