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Garden walls

Garden wall is a collective name for the many different types of walls that can be found in a garden. They can be used both functionally and aesthetically and come in a wide variety of colors, widths, textures and heights to name a few examples.

The areas of use of the garden wall can be:

  • Separator between garden and street
  • Framing flower beds and other greenery
  • Terracing of level differences on the plot
  • Divide the garden into sections
  • Privacy protection or dividers on patios
  • Create conservatories in different shapes and sizes
  • In connection with or in combination with stone stairs
  • Aesthetic detail in garden paths, for example

As you can see, garden walls can be used for many things. In general, we usually say that they can be of two types – retaining wall and freestanding wall .

And in these categories the product range is wide! Popular walls such as Brilliant, Muskö, Waxholm, Haga Mini, Mursten Visby, Topaz, Mursten Gripsholm and Vertica are just to name a few. All come with different recommended heights, textures and building structures.

Stable Retaining wall Waxholm Grey

Building a garden wall on a slope

There are many who can recognize the problems with sloping plots. The slope is impractical as it takes up space on the plot and creates a surface that is difficult to maintain and above all difficult to plan. Slumped on a plot of land, the surface is difficult to use and much of the garden is lost. A retaining wall is then a good option for leveling, creating a surface and terracing! On a plot with many level differences or a steep slope. In other words, by building a garden wall on a slope, you get more free space, which creates new possibilities in your garden. You get a nice finish and can perhaps create that patio you've always dreamed of. But above all, you also give the plot a big value increaser by building a nice stone wall!

If you are going to build a garden wall on a slope, it is important that you do good preparatory work, choose a wall that suits your slope and intended building height, and choose an aesthetically suitable brick. Then you can avoid the retaining wall collapsing in the long run and the leveled surface being destroyed - something that can be particularly costly and tedious if you paved the leveled surface.

The most common form of retaining wall is built up to one meter in height and can usually be chosen to be mounted with a slight backward slope. This is to give extra stability to the construction. There are also so-called construction walls that are adapted to cope with heavier loads. These can be built higher and, with the right construction method, provide a stable wall for all types of gardens.

Terracing is also a common solution to relieve the load on the wall. In this way, you divide the pressure and that a single wall does not have to take all the ground pressure. A terrace also creates a lovely surface to be able to plant and create an eye-catcher with. Cultivation, lighting and the like are perfect for your garden terrace.

Ordinary retaining walls with a construction height that can handle 1 meter provided they are built according to the installation instructions.

Retaining wall Waxholm

Retaining wall Muskö

Brick Gripsholm

Brick Solliden

Retaining wall Brilliant

Retaining wall Vertica

Detached wall of Mursten Visby Grafit

Mursten Visby is a tumbled masonry block perfectly adapted for free-standing walls and very low retaining walls in the garden.

Build walls in the garden in different ways

Freestanding walls can be assembled in different ways. Some bricks have built-in locking functions that make the stones lock into each other, others need to be glued together and there are also variants that are anchored using locking plugs . When building a wall in the garden, preparatory work is important to avoid the wall settling and for the wall to stand straight ahead. A common trick with free-standing walls is to add a crown stone, also called a top stone , as the icing on the cake. The top stone can, for example, be in a beautiful natural stone and then gives a more lively and detailed wall, as well as creating beautiful storage areas and, on low walls, seating areas.

Stone to wall - a matter of feeling and price

When you have decided to build a garden wall in stone, the first big choice will probably be what kind of stone for your wall you are going to build – concrete or natural stone ? Both varieties are durable stones that can withstand most outdoor conditions. The choice of stone for the wall lies more in the feeling and of course also the price, where natural stone is usually a more expensive option. But also provides a more durable surface and exclusive construction that few concrete walls live up to. Natural stone walls are usually sold in larger pieces and many variants can be used as both freestanding walls and retaining walls.

Although natural stone is beautiful, it doesn't have to be too expensive. A simple solution is to put a smooth concrete wall in the form of an L-support and install natural stone as cladding. The stone company offers several different cladding stones at good prices and can answer any questions and concerns about wall cladding in particular. The cladding provides a solid facade surface that shines with its craftsmanship!

Concrete walls are also a durable alternative that both looks beautiful and lasts a long time. These are practical as they come in many variations, structures and shades. Some are even adapted to be able to be built leaning into the mass of the ground and for very tall structures.

Building permit for garden wall - Ask the building committee

Sometimes a garden wall may require planning permission so the first step should be to ask the building board in your municipality. In the general case, you need a building permit regardless of the type of wall. The factors that determine whether you get a building permit include:

  • The location of the wall, if it is visible from the street, etc.
  • What the construction looks like
  • The durability of the garden wall
  • The height of your planned garden wall

As always, there are exceptional cases and a brick building can absolutely be exempt from planning permission. To be on the safe side, you should always check this and also take into account how your construction affects the neighbors and the surroundings.

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