We wanted to push our garden back by about 1.5/2m to give us more space imm
ediately outside the house. We currently have a 1m high retaining wall hol
ding the garden back, so we would need to get rid of this, push back and ha
ve a new retaining wall about 1.2m high and 7.5m long.
I looked at sleepers, I looked at block walls I looked at skips, I've looke
d at putting the waste soil down me trousers and shaking it around the vill
age a la Great Escape.
Then we lost interest owing to money, being bothered, access etc.
Then our nice new neighbours told us they were thinking of pushing their ga
rden back and would we like to do it at the same time. He suggested sheet
piling as this would give an instant retain and then just get your digger i
n to get rid of soil, dig out behind the piling to the depth of the clay, p
ut in crushed stone for drainage and job done. Apart from making it look n
ice, which I shall put to one side.
Which leads me to my question. Has anybody any experience of this?
My second question is: Whaddya reckon to this:
used in conjunction with driven steel tubes down the hollows as the main st
ructural strength? These are attractive as they could be driven with a han
d held driver like this
and not with a huge piling machine/JCB.
All opinions welcome!