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Retaining Wall Companies in the UK

What is a Retaining Wall?

Due to the nature of the UK’s landscape, there is often the need to build retaining walls. The main purpose of this type of wall is to hold back the earth behind it in a secure and stable way. The size of the wall and structure behind it will depend on the consistency and type of earth or rock which is being ‘retained’. On many of our motorways and highways highly engineered walls and ground stabilisation methods are used to keep the earth from falling to the roads.

retainingwalls-earth.jpgFor private properties a retaining wall could be only 4 to 4 brick courses high to border a garden, or if built on a hill or slope a more solid construction to hold back the earth. For smaller heights it may only be necessary to build the wall in the standard way and the foundations may be strong enough to take the pressure of the earth behind.

The higher the wall needs to be, the more gravitational pressure will be placed upon the wall. In these cases proper concrete footings need to be installed prior to the wall being built and also wetter holes installed which allow moisture in the earth to drain out and not damage the mortar or jointing in the wall itself.

In most cases it is necessary to consult a structural engineer to make load calculations and then design a wall which will last and remain secure. It is also important to consider what the wall is actually retaining.

If it is soil, the type of soil may affect the level of drainage needed; if it is solid rock then this is unlikely to have the same pressure loads as soil or other types of earth which naturally move and settle depending on weather conditions.

Featured Company - CPM Group

CPM-Logo.jpgFor both small and large projects needing ground stabilisation, CPM Group has developed the Redi-Rock retaining wall system. This innovative system provides an aesthetically pleasing fascia while offering excellent retention and flood protection. The company has developed an interlocking block system which means substantial heights can be achieved without affecting the level of support.CPMRetainingWalls.jpg

Each block weighs 1 tonne and has recycled properties to ensure it is a sustainable product. The blocks can be used for garden retaining walls, vehicle prevention and building protection, large scale modular walls, reinforcement and river or tidal flood protection.

Redi-Rock is an excellent solution to wall retention ensuring all the structural requirements can be satisfied with each block providing the strength needed and a secure interlocking system for stability. Each project is designed and drawings can be provided to showcase how Redi-Rock will be installed.

CPM Group website also specialises in drainage, environmental management, precast, rail and off site solutions.

  • The Redi-Rock retaining wall system is an ingenious, space saving solution for the retention of earth for a wide range of retaining, force protection,...

  • Maccaferri Ltd is traditionally known as the market leader in producing and supplying double twist wire mesh Gabions and Reno mattresses to the...

  • ACP (Concrete) Ltd (Walling Division) are a leading UK manufacturer & supplier of prestressed & precast concrete wall panels & systems for a wide variety...

  • Formed in 1970, Grass Concrete Limited provide environmentally friendly paving, walling and roofing solutions, including the world renowned grasscrete...

  • Water-Lines Solutions are an environmental and civil engineering company with an extensive knowledge of bio-engineering and erosion control...

  • A leading UK manufacturer & supplier of prestressed & precast concrete beam & block flooring, wide slab & insulated flooring, stairs & lintels. Design &...

  • M&M Timber manufactures and supplies an extensive range of innovative high quality machined round timber and associated products. We are a leading...

  • Fender Bcs offer specialist construction supplies for ground preparation, waterproofing. grouting, floor joints, concrete repair, reinforcing and...

  • Specialists in the design, manufacture and erection of architectural cladding and structural precast concrete components.

  • The company can supply Duckbill ground anchors, and provide a comprehensive advice, design specification and site testing service as part of its customer...

  • Manufacturers of bespoke precast concrete for the construction industry.


Where to buy retaining walls

  • CPM Group Ltd - Mells Road, Mells, Near Frome, Somerset, BA11 3PD, 01179 814500
  • Maccaferri Ltd - Building 168, Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QT, 01865 770555
  • ACP (Concrete) Ltd (Walling Division) - Panel Division, Wood Lane Business Centre, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8JR, 01889 598660
  • Grass Concrete Limited - Duncan House, 142 Thornes Lane, Thornes, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7RE, 01924 379443
  • Water-Lines Solutions - Lilford Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Nr Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5SA, 01832 272725
  • ACP (Concrete) Ltd (Flooring Division) - Risehow Industrial Estate, Flimby, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8PD, 01900 814659
  • M&M Timber Ltd - Hunt House Sawmills, Clows Top, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY14 9HY, 0333 003 5133
  • Fender Bcs - 20 Midland Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 1DQ, 01724 840609
  • Thorp Precast Limited - Apedale Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 6BN, 01782 561155
  • Anchor Systems (Europe) Ltd - Unit 45, Rowfant Business Centre, Wallage Lane, Rowfant, West Sussex, RH10 4NQ, 01342 719362
  • Evans Concrete Products Ltd - Pye Bridge Industrial Estate, Main Road, Pye Bridge, Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4NX, 01773 529200
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