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Explorer Timberlook Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks

You simply can't go wrong with a classic. By replicating the colours and textures of real timber, the Timber Look concrete sleepers are distinguished by their natural, yet timeless look. Avoid the worry of termites, rotting or warping that would normally compromise a timber retaining wall, and create a stylish and cost effective retaining solution for your home with these 40MPA, reinforced concrete sleepers.

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Sizes and Formats

Applications

Explorer Timberlook

Maximum wall height: 800mm
(3m when engineered)

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Straight walls

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Corners

Note: Please see your Austral Masonry representative for installation guidelines. Retaining walls must be designed to AS4678. Most councils require that any retaining walls over 1.0m in height from natural ground level are subject to building approval. Any retaining wall that is less than 1.5m away from a building or other retaining wall also requires building approval.

Post and Brackets

H POSTS / JOINER POSTS
Post Type Wall Height Post Height
100UC Joiner 0.4m 1.15m
0.6m 1.15m
0.8m 1.55m
1.0m 1.95m
1.2m 2.35m
1.4m 2.75m
1.6m 3.15m
1.8m 3.55m
2.0m 3.95m
C POSTS / ENDER POSTS
Post Type Wall Height Post Height
100PFC Ender 0.4m 0.8m
0.6m 1.2m
0.8m 1.6m
1.0m 2.0m
1.2m 2.4m
1.4m 2.8m
150PFC Ender 1.6m 3.0m
2.0m 4.0m
STRAIGHT FENCE BRACKETS
BRACKET FENCE TYPE BRACKET SIZE
Straight Colourbond 580mm x 100mm x 3mm
Timber 580mm x 100mm x 6mm
OFFSET FENCE BRACKETS
BRACKET FENCE TYPE BRACKET SIZE
Offset Colourbond 580mm x 187mm x 3mm
Timber 580mm x 187mm x 6mm

Benefits of Concrete Sleepers

Explorer Timberlook
RANGE OF COLOURS AND FINISHES
Explorer is available in a range of colours and three finishes to suit your style.
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LOW MAINTENANCE
With Explorer sleepers there is minimal maintenance required to keep your retaining wall looking good.
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CODE COMPLIANT
Explorer is the only product in the market that exceeds AS4678 requirements and satisfy the National Construction Code.
Explorer Timberlook
RUST, ROT AND TERMITE RESISTANT
Explorer sleeper products wont rust, rot and corrode and are termite resistant.
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HOT DIPPED GALVANIZED
Steel posts are hot dipped galvanized to satisfy AS/NSS4680 and ensure long lasting performance.
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AFFORDABLE
In many cases, concrete sleeper retaining walls are more affordable to install than most competing retaining wall products.
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EASY TO INSTALL
The concrete sleeper system is designed to be simple to install. We offer a range of accessories and easy to follow instructions to make your project simple and straight forward.
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LONG LASTING
Explorer is offered with a 35 Year product warranty and 60 Year design life. When built to engineers specification Explorer walls are rated to 5kPa.
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STRONG AND DURABLE
Explorer walls are rated to 5kPa meaning they are made to be strong, durable and capable of withstanding significant force for outstanding durability.

Installation Overview

1. PREPARE THE AREA

Clear and level your site where you plan to build the retaining wall. Ensure you leave 200mm behind the retaining wall area for backfill.

Explorer Timberlook

Explorer Timberlook

2. ALIGNMENT

Place a star piquet or peg at both ends of the proposed wall. Attach two string lines at each end of the wall, top and bottom, to keep your wall aligned.


3. MARK OUT HOLE POSITIONS

Starting from one end of the wall, mark a cross on the ground at intervals with their centre being approximately 15mm more than the length of the sleeper.

When utilizing the fence bracket system allow an extra 20mm again to ensure the sleepers have clearance with the nuts and bolts.

For example: If you are using 1530mm sleepers the hole centres should be 1550mm apart - note, this will vary on the length of sleeper used.

Explorer Timberlook

Explorer Timberlook

4. AUGER HOLES AND POUR CONCRETE

  • Auger holes as per your engineers specifications as approved by council.
    Pour concrete into holes, one at a time.
  • Make the concrete stiff. If using readymix concrete, order 20/20, 60 slump.
  • Set your post by lowering into ground until level with the top string lines.
  • Ensure there is a minimum lean back of 30mm for every 1.0m in height.

5. CHECKING POSTS

  • Use a spirit level to make sure all your posts are aligned with the string line and are perpendicular on the sides.
  • It is also important to measure the remaining distance to the top of your steel posts, to ensure the sleepers finish flush with the top of the posts.
  • If required, lay a concrete pad on both sides of the steel post.
Explorer Timberlook

Explorer Timberlook

6. AG PIPE AND BACKFILL

Allow the concrete to cure for two to three days before you place your sleepers in. Place ag pipe at the base, then backfill with gravel to 200mm from the top.


7. SOIL PLUG

A soil plug is then placed in, to fill the wall to the top.

Explorer Timberlook

*Retaining walls must be designed to AS4678
*Most councils require that any retaining walls over 1.0m in height from natural ground level are subject to building approval.
* Any retaining wall that is less than 1.5m away from a building or other retaining wall also requires building approval.

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