Projects and case studies featuring retaining structures on EXTERNAL WORKS. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • M&M Timber: UniLog timber retaining walls in private garden
    UniLog timber retaining walls in private garden
    M&M Timber
    UniLog Pro™ machine-rounded timbers have been used to create different levels as part of a new private garden design. The timbers retain each level of garden whilst also acting as a step up to the lawn area. DuraSleeeper™...
  • Marshalls CPM: Replacement retaining wall and platform - Moston Station
    Replacement retaining wall and platform - Moston Station
    Marshalls CPM
    Marshalls CPM Redi-Rock retaining wall was specified for a repairs at Moston train station, Manchester. A 50m section of platform 2 had been heavily damaged when loose equipment from a passing freight train smashed into it.
  • Phi Group: Timber retaining walls with fence extension for housing
    Timber retaining walls with fence extension for housing
    Phi Group
    A £6 million development in Barclay Street, Glasgow by Loretto Housing includes 49 homes for social rent, and a mix of flats and houses, with four of the flats suitable for wheelchairs. Phi Group was contracted for the...
  • Phi Group: Retaining structures for luxury homes development
    Retaining structures for luxury homes development
    Phi Group
    Phi Group was contracted by Newcourt Residential to carry out the design, supply and installation of several retaining structures at Wadhurst Place in East Sussex, an exclusive development of luxury homes on a difficult...
  • URBASTYLE®: Concrete architectural retaining walls for high school
    Concrete architectural retaining walls for high school
    URBASTYLE®
    Barlow RC High School in Didsbury required retaining walls in bespoke shapes and finishes. Architectural concrete retaining walls were provided in a white finish with special bamboo structure engraving. Urbastyle is able to...
  • Gravitas International: Vegetated wall system for 10m-high retaining bank
    Vegetated wall system for 10m-high retaining bank
    Gravitas International
    The Flex MSE vegetated wall system was used to create a 10m-high retaining wall for a highway that runs over a sensitive stream. There were 6 batter-angle changes on the bank and the face of the wall was less than 1m away...
  • Elite Precast Concrete: Huge interlocking retaining wall for distribution centre
    Huge interlocking retaining wall for distribution centre
    Elite Precast Concrete
    Main contractor, Winvic, asked Elite to provide over a thousand 2,400kg Legato™ interlocking concrete blocks for the construction of a huge retaining wall as part of the development of a £multi-million, 310,000ft2...
  • Gravitas International: Flex MSE vegetated wall system for urban  greening
    Flex MSE vegetated wall system for urban greening
    Gravitas International
    The FlexMSE® vegetated wall system was used to clad an existing staircase at a retail site to create an urban green space - the client wanted it to look like an adventurous jungle set. The filled FlexMSE® units were laid on...
  • Gravitas International: 15m-high retaining wall for new retirement home complex
    15m-high retaining wall for new retirement home complex
    Gravitas International
    The Flex MSE Vegetated Wall System was used to create a 15m-high retaining wall at the site of a new retirement home complex. The giant retaining wall is the foundation to support a 4-storey building. This is the largest...
  • Phi Group: Soil nailed slope for University construction site
    Soil nailed slope for University construction site
    Phi Group
    A substantial soil nailed slope was required by the University of Exeter to enable construction of new accommodation blocks for 1200 students. The site topography meant that the slope to the rear need to be excavated into to...
  • Phi Group: Welded mesh gabion baskets for railway cutting
    Welded mesh gabion baskets for railway cutting
    Phi Group
    The Great Western Route is undergoing a period of modernisation with the upgrading of infrastructure to make journeys faster and services more reliable. Part of this scheme is the Horfield Cutting where an extra lane is...
  • Phi Group: Timber crib wall and steps for premium housing site
    Timber crib wall and steps for premium housing site
    Phi Group
    A single Permacrib timber crib wall up to 3.70m retained height was constructed for a greenfield housing development near Sheffield. The 3.7m crib wall was located in the back gardens of 6 plots, with access stairs in 5 of...
  • Phi Group: Permacrib retaining wall, Sainsbury's
    Permacrib retaining wall, Sainsbury's
    Phi Group
    Phi Group suggested its Permacrib Timber Crib as the solution to a 180m wall that was to retain a car parking area above a new Sainsbury's distribution centre, and made bespoke design alterations to create a steeper profile
  • Tobermore: Retaining wall solves Willmark Homes' sloping site issue
    Retaining wall solves Willmark Homes' sloping site issue
    Tobermore
    Tobermore’s Secura Grand retaining walls have been installed at The Woodlands, a new housing scheme from Willmark Homes located in Loughborough. This was selected as the ideal solution to the sloping site conditions, whilst...
  • Phi Group: Permacrib timber crib retaining wall for Barratt Homes
    Permacrib timber crib retaining wall for Barratt Homes
    Phi Group
    This Permacrib timber retaining wall system was designed for the Barratt Homes development, The Rise in Scotswood, in Newcastle. Permacrib is a BBA-certified timber crib retaining wall system that is cost-effective,...