We are now on our frame stage and we have observed that on our backyard has a fall so we need a retaining wall. Please see photo 1. If we will level the backyard with our slab it will nearly fill half of the fence and I know this is a dangerous thing with our neighbour at the back.
We have contacted our fencer and he told us we need a retaining wall on side of the fence and it will take up a meter if the space of the backyard. I was anxious since my plan for our backyard is may garden area so I do not want to lose any space. The length of the backyard from the back of the house up to the fence is 3.2m.
So I researched on how to avoid wastege of space and I found the following:
I just don’t know how to apply these on our backyard since our space is too narrow.
Hope evryone can help me with it.
Thank you in advance😀
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @MarieAlvarez. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for sharing your project.
Do you need to raise the soil to be flush with the slab? Perhaps a comprise of filling halfway up the slab would allow a smaller retaining wall and not so much of the yard being sacrificed. Whether you are going to do tiering as in your images or a singular retaining wall you'll still be sacrificing usable land. Are you just after areas to plants things or do you want a grassed area?
You'll also need to check with your local council as to the regulations around retaining walls and their proximity to boundary fences. Employing the services of an engineer might also be of assistance.
You could be interested in reading these previous discussions about levelling backyards:
We look forward to assisting with your project and offering some solutions to levelling your yard.
We wish the soil to be flushed on the slab. The reason I want the tiers is that it gives us double purpose a retaining wall plus a ready garden bed. I am after may plant areas.