Comparing Materials: Eco-Friendliness, Cost, and Durability

Retaining walls serve a vital role in preventing soil erosion and managing slopes, but they also add to the aesthetic appeal of any landscape. With an array of materials available, the decision-making process can be a balancing act between durability, cost, and environmental impact. Since 1979, Bradford Retaining has been manufacturing and installing a solution that integrates all these elements – precast concrete panel and post retaining walls.

The Bradford Retaining Difference

Among the variety of materials available for retaining walls, precast concrete panels and posts offer distinct advantages over alternatives like timber and brick.

Cost-Effectiveness: Bradford Retaining walls provide a cost-effective solution compared to other retaining types, like brick, which can accumulate high labour costs due to its installation process. In addition to competitive pricing, our precast concrete systems also have significant space-saving advantages.

Durability: Precast concrete is renowned for its strength and longevity. Unlike timber, it’s resistant to rot and pests. Its durability surpasses that of brick, providing consistent strength that withstands the test of time. Our confidence in the longevity of our products is evident in our five-year guarantee.

Eco-Friendliness: Precast concrete retaining walls are an environmentally friendly choice. They’re made from natural materials and produced in a controlled environment, reducing waste. Unlike timber, precast concrete doesn’t contribute to deforestation, and its durability means less frequent replacements. Moreover, their installation preserves existing trees and landscaping, further reducing their environmental footprint.

Aesthetics to Match Sustainability

Our precast concrete panel and post retaining walls are available in Standard Smooth Creme or Limestone finishes, as well as our latest Feature Stone and Architect-designed panels. This variety ensures that while you’re making a sustainable choice, you’re not compromising on the aesthetic appeal of your landscape.

Easy Installation and Professional Support

For those who prefer a DIY project, Bradford Retaining walls are straightforward to install. We provide an Installation Guide and Engineering Specifications to help you. However, if you require professional installation, Bradford Retaining has four expert teams on hand. Our retaining walls are engineered to Council specifications, and we can assist with obtaining council approval, ensuring a smooth and worry-free installation process.


The material you choose for your retaining wall should factor in cost, durability, and increasingly, environmental impact. With our precast concrete panel and post retaining walls, Bradford Retaining offers a solution that successfully blends all these aspects. Whether you’re a hands-on homeowner or a commercial builder, our retaining walls guarantee efficiency, durability, and eco-friendliness.

For further inquiries, or to view samples of our walls, feel free to visit us at our yard at 27 Rogers Way, Landsdale.  We’re always ready to help with all your retaining wall needs.