INSTANT MATERIAL PRICE
Retaining Suppliers in Perth
We recently caught up with Mark at his post and panel retaining wall premises in Perth to discuss his business and the pros and cons of retaining walls.
Mark, we have priced 30 metres of retaining at 900 high, your price was over $1000 cheaper than the other suppliers in Perth, how is that possible? You must be cutting corners somewhere.
Some customers may be wary of our low prices, but there is no compromise in quality, in fact, our product tests show that we are industry leaders when it comes to strength, I keep the overheads down and pass on the savings, I mean, It’s not something I have to do, It’s just what I do.
There is a lot of this panel and post retaining in Perth and quite often I see it pushing over, what is the reason for the walls to fail like this?
Quite a few reasons, inadequate or no footings, backfilling to early or incorrectly, a lack of compaction and rusting of the reinforcing, basically a missing care factor on all accounts. Panel and post retaining is a great product and if installed and backfilled correctly it will last a lifetime.
So, apart from price, what sets your post and panel product apart from the rest?
The fact that our product is cast-off actual limestone blocks for the visual aspect, shorter size of the panels which improves the strength, and makes DIY easier, and we weld the steel bars together to strengthen our posts. Our Walls are made strictly for retaining unlike other products used for retaining but designed and manufactured as free-standing walls.
As far as your service area, how far do you go?
We only install to Perth’s northern suburbs but we deliver to the entire state.
So why get a panel and post retaining wall, as opposed to limestone?
Limestone walls have their place as do the panel and post walls, there are situations such as limited space, building on the low side of a boundary or where sewer lines are present that only panel and post will suit. Having said that, there are times panel and post retaining walls can’t be used and I would recommend limestone walls, not really a DIY option but if installed by a reputable company, although it can be costly, will certainly do the job.
And what sort of lead time is there for pickup or delivery?
We may need time to pack larger orders but more often than not, you can call to arrange to pick up straight away, and delivery is usually available the following day
Now Is it really DIY, I’ve started some DIY projects that I wish I’d never started.
Our posts and panels are designed to be user-friendly, I provide full installation instructions plus I am personally available anytime you need help or advice.