Driveway Retaining Wall


Postby zuegma » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:24 pm

Is a retaining wall for a driveway subject to any building controls or regulations?

The wall in question will be 12 metres long and 1.2 metres high to support a driveway 5 metres deep that slopes towards my property (about a 1 in 15 slope).

Also any advice would be that anyone could give me in regards to foundations and constuction of this wall would be helpful
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Postby jojones55 » Sun May 02, 2010 10:22 am

I'm not sure on this but I doubt you need planning permission. That is quite a wall to build though so get a proper builder in to do it or very reputable driveway/walling company.

I remember doing one once that was a meter at highest point and we had to use a top specification. Pillars every so often and backed it up with concrete etc...
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