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How to build a retaining wall – fast!

DIY expert Frank Gardner needed to find a simple system for installing a retaining wall in a just a day.

Step 2. Build the corners and slot in the sleepers
Step 2. Build the corners and slot in the sleepers
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Position and concrete the corner posts, using a builder’s square to install the sleepers at 90° to the wall. TIP To build steps later we added a 1200mm deep and 2400mm wide recessed area, incorporating four corner posts. 

Next, position the base sleepers, levelling and packing them to leave exactly 400mm of post above then install the middle and top rows. TIP Check the height of the top sleeper matches the post so the capping sits flush along the wall.



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