What are Wonder Walls?
The Wonder Walls system comprises factory precast steel reinforced concrete posts and panels. These components are assembled on site using a cantilevered configuration, which is able to retain up to 1.5 metres.
How are they erected?
The posts are normally 130mm square and spaced at 1150mm centres. In most cases the posts are twice as long as the wall is high – e.g. a 600mm high wall would use a 1200mm long post. Half the post is placed in a hole excavated in the soil and then backfilled with an appropriate strength material – i.e. 1 part cement to 4 parts damp sand, or similar.
In the case of walls higher than 1200mm an additional backing panel is used to distribute the load at the base of the panel.
Standard panels 300mm deep, with half panels 150mm in depth, are used in conjunction with each other to allow a retaining wall height from 300mm to 1500mm in increments of 150mm.
Detailed engineering specifications for erection of a wall in sand or clay are available.
Wonder Walls can also be constructed alongside a driveway, and specifications for a light vehicle surcharge wall are also available.
Colours and Finishes
Wonder Walls produces traditional Grey and Cream panels with a smooth finish.
Plus, a stunning Charcoal colour with two new finishes, Slate and Block, has recently been developed.
Cream panels are available in Block, Slate or Limestone finish. All of these colours and finishes are now available.
The Wonder Wall Advantage
There are many advantages to choosing Wonder Walls over other retaining systems:
|Minimal use of space||Wonder Walls can be retained right to the edge of the block, which means a fence can be erected immediately behind the wall.|
|Low Cost||The cost for the supply and erection of Wonder Walls is generally cheaper than most other retaining systems.|
|Strength & Durability||Wonder Walls offer the perfect retaining wall solution. Their concrete composition and galvanised steel reinforced panels make them extremely strong. The steel is completely encased in the panel and there are no exposed ends; they can’t rot or corrode, and they provide a quality finish that is maintenance-free and lasts a lifetime.|
|Easy to Install||Wonder Walls are designed for the Do-It-Yourselfer. They do not require skilled labour and are quick and easy to erect. The panels are relatively light and can be handled easily by one person.|
|Independently Tested||The concrete used in Wonder Walls panels and posts is regularly tested by an independent testing laboratory to ensure consistency of the design strength.|
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