We didn't want wood, and couldn't afford the block walls installed by landscapers - for our 25m approx we were getting quotes from 9-12k just for one boundary. So we had to look for a way to do it cheaper, and something we could install ourselves.
We came across concrete sleepers. They had many designs to choose from, but i liked the wood look ones. The supplier was Concrete Sleepers Canberra they supply all the bits and pieces you need to build your wall. There are instructions and guidelines on their site so you know what parts you need to order to build the walls.
|Delivery of the sleepers|
|Boundary Fence removed ready for walls|
When digging the holes we quickly realised that the supplied drainage plan was totally wrong, we thought there would only be one sewerage pipe in the way, which already had been uncovered and damaged previously when some fill had been removed, so we could see that one clearly. Each we dug uncovered another pipe. For those that have to dig around in the yards be really careful for the pipes that could be underneath. We had to repair 3 in the end.
Diagram shows in the red where our pipes were uncovered - to where they lead to we dont know!
|3 red lines where we hit pipes|
Once all the holes were dug the boys had to then put all the steel posts in the ground and get ready for concreting. This involved making sure every post was at the correct height in needed to be for the sleeper to fall in place. It took them a while to careful position each of the posts in place.
|Posts in along boundary ready for sleepers|
|The new site supervisor checking out the days work!|
|Boundary wall almost complete|
|Looking down into backyard|
Prior to the wall going up the fence was about 1.4m high from the alfresco level. So its great to have a normal fence height now.
|Standing on alfresco after fence was put up|
|The original fence height|