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Ask Tobermore: What is the best walling product to complement paving?

Question: I have specified Tegula Block paving (Bracken) for a new property on a sloping site, and need to also create a retaining wall. What would you recommend to complement my paving choice?

Answer: Matching the colour of the retaining wall with the paving you have selected is a good option. Our Secura blocks come in three attractive blended colours including Bracken – along with Heather and Slate.

We would recommend a purpose designed block system for the retaining wall. Unsightly weeds and debris can build up in open-faced systems like gabions or timber crib, and this is not desirable in applications such as housing developments or higher prestige urban developments.

Secura Lite blocks are best suited for small retaining walls on sloping sites where the gradient limits the land use. The walls retain soil, allowing level areas to be created, which can be used for other purposes. Retaining walls can also be terraced, making them a decorative landscaping feature.

Secura segmental retaining walls are constructed using a mortar-free process that requires no skilled labour. They are quicker and easier to install compared with concrete block walls and shuttered concrete walls, saving time and money during construction. There is no mortar drying time to delay installation, meaning that constant progress can be achieved.

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About the Author: Craig McBride

Having been with Tobermore for over 20 years, Craig carries a wealth of knowledge on the hard landscaping industry. As Specification Manager, Craig leads the UK Specification team and is a product technical advisor.

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