How to Build a Block Retaining Wall | Mitre 10 Easy As DIY

How to Build a Block Retaining Wall | Mitre 10 Easy As DIY

A keystone block retaining wall can be a great landscaping feature in your place. They’re a good way to flatten off an area in your yard, to create some useful space or make a raised garden – and they’re pretty easy to build yourself.

But it’s always best to check with your local council before starting to see if your retaining wall needs to comply with any Unitary Plan or Resource Management Act Requirements

See the full guide here:
https://www.mitre10.co.nz/guides-and-advice/guide/how-to-build-a-keystone-block-retaining-wall

44 Comments

  1. Nellie Dulieu on December 31, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Scary things

  2. iliketurtles on December 31, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    What did you do with the 50mm in front of the base that you accounted for? Looks like it was filled in?

  3. Warriors Fan on December 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Another great helpful vid…..cheers

  4. Bakerestic on December 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    2:23, I worried about his right eye…

  5. Diana Truan Weaver on December 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Can you build just a 3 foot high wall without back filling with soil. Just a wall.

  6. Александр калюжный on December 31, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Интересная система

  7. Steve P on December 31, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Nice job mate. Great vid

  8. Mr Wolf on December 31, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Sweet as Bro.

  9. Matthew Walker on December 31, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    These vids are so much better then bunnings cheers

  10. MIKE192rotary on December 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Don’t you need 1 or 2 ankerpoints? Every 3 meters?

  11. Hussain Auwal on December 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    thank you so much for this….

  12. tigerbalm on December 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    9/10 peeps couldn’t do this!

  13. Richard Fife on December 31, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Some boys. Class mate.

  14. aaa shaw on December 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    nice job. but its no easy at all..

  15. Matt Lewis on December 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Well done! That can’t be as easy as it looks:-)

  16. K K on December 31, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Why no weed barrier or landscape fabric?

  17. Vic Mac on December 31, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Hey so I built a squat and bench rack for my weights. I set 2x2s into Home Depot 5 gallon buckets. At the bottom of the post I hammered in some nails on each side to tug on the Quikrete Mortar mix when it should be (Cement). Do you think the mortar will be fine and hold or would I have to redo the entire project? I have much to learn in life 🤦🏻‍♂️ lol. It’s all part of the process I guess.

  18. Peter Newman on December 31, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Great video – first rate job. Well done.

  19. gigante87 on December 31, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    What happens if the fence is not straight?

  20. Alishér on December 31, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Hello. Got a question. Just how much would you recommend these projects for complete beginners? You see I have practically zero DIY experience but don’t cherish the idea of not being the man that I am and not being able to do these things myself. You said these are "pretty easy to build yourself". Do you mean for the people who are skilled carpenters etc. or anyone who tries his best from scratch? Thanks.

  21. Senna 1993 on December 31, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Brilliant

  22. Rawiri Julian on December 31, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    chears brother thanks heaps

  23. Kortak on December 31, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Like you can do this yourself..jezus… Normal people dont have that equipment..

    but nice video 🙂

  24. Ce real on December 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    really nice video, appreciate

  25. Tristan McCauley on December 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    This bloke is great

  26. Kirill VM on December 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    И вот так без раствора будет стоять ?

  27. MCYD& JZG on December 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Very helpful, thank you

  28. rocifier on December 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    What are these called on the website? I went through everything in Pavers & Blocks, but can’t find them

  29. j on December 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    What’s the drain pipe going to do? Looks like you just buried a random ass pipe and it ain’t gonna do shit. Elaborate please

  30. yi xiang Tong on December 31, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    easy a s

  31. Beech on December 31, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Hope everyone is looking after themselves!!
    From wellington

  32. j boy on December 31, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    What the hell is a millimeter!?

  33. jcrdeveloper on December 31, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Love it every video is so addicted, I want to do all the projects. Thanks Mitre 10 New Zealand

  34. Aashish ran on December 31, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    You are brilliant mate. thanks for this video. I will try this for one of my project.

  35. kneewall49 on December 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    You didn’t show us how you ended the arg pipes? Where do the drain too?

  36. Usman Ibrahim on December 31, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Plz show each & every parts name that use for it thanks

  37. aaa chan on December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Is a drain pipe necessary for a 25inch high 6×6 timber retaining wall with no slope? thanks

  38. Bob Frazier on December 31, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Yep, you’re a natural!

  39. Barney Panorama on December 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Only ‘easy as’ to a bull like you Stan. That actually looks like a bastard of a job without pro excavation tools

  40. Arnold Baclig on December 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Nice job 👍👍

  41. Kevin G on December 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Good video! Looks great

  42. State of art on December 31, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    I would drill and pin those capping stones.

  43. Scott Hornell on December 31, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    45 blocks per pallet for Compact IV blocks. How many pallets of both sized blocks & caps did you require?

  44. G Money on December 31, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Now I just need to learn the metric system

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