Boundary Fence/Retaining Wall QLD.

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by redflag, 18th Jan, 2016.

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  1. redflag

    redflag Member

    1st Jul, 2015
    Hi Forum.

    We recently erected an engineered, Core Filled Block wall along part of my boundary. (1.2m high)
    Planning to render.

    The wall is 100mm on my side of the property boundary.

    I plan to place a section of a new boundary fence on the back of the wall. (No fence ATM)

    I'm planning on rendering the wall and then attaching a Treated Pine Fence to the back of the wall.


    The wall is not capped. Will the renderer be able to finish the top of the wall and make it smooth.

    I'm also thinking about adding a Hardwood cap to the top of the wall??


    What is the procedure for fence quotes in QLD.

    Does each neighbour supply 1-2 quotes. How is that decided.

  2. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

    19th Jun, 2015
    No pics so only guessing here...

    Firstly, rendering the top will quickly crack, too thin, that's what cappings for.
    I wouldn't lay timber "flat" out in the elements.

    Were all cores filled to the top and flushed (smoothed off)?
    If there not all filled you could put gal (pipe or box) in them (spaced accordingly), run the rails & pails off them.
    This way the fence sits tidy on top of the retaining wall/boundary, not taking up mm for either owner, also places the timber over the wall rather than potentially in dirt/termites.
    Have the rails on the lower side so it's out of reach for kids to climb etc.
    If all the cores are filled the required holes can be drilled.


    Not as tidy for the lower side but this is another way it can be done