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Mursten Gripsholm en riktigt klassisk mur


"Really cool wall where you choose between a smooth or cracked exterior"

Mursten Gripsholm is a stylish concrete wall that can be used and built in several different ways, both as a free-standing wall and as a retaining wall . The brick blocks in the Mursten Mursten Gripsholm series are manufactured by first breaking them and then tumbling them. In this way, both a rustic and antique feeling is achieved in the blocks. Stenbolaget's Mursten Gripsholm can be built up to a height of 1.5 meters if a geonet is used and the locking plugs are placed in such a way that the wall leans slightly backwards.

Mursten Gripsholm is a tumbled masonry block with a smooth and a cracked side so that you have to
be able to choose which style suits your particular retaining wall. If you choose to build the wall freestanding, you get a slightly different structure in each direction.

For lower garden walls, as a rule, no net anchoring is needed when the wall is built on an incline. When building a straight wall , it is recommended that the visible wall does not exceed 0.6 meters in height. When using geonets, nets should be placed every third or every fourth lap, the first geonet should be placed between one of the first laps to create a stable foundation to build on.

Retaining wall or freestanding wall

Build with smooth or cracked front

Tumbled and antique finish

Products you need to build Mursten Gripsholm

Dig out an approx. 30 cm deep and 50 cm wide trench/ditch for Mursten Gripsholm's foundation. Behind the retaining wall, the same amount must be excavated as the total final height of the wall.

Lay out a fiber cloth at the bottom and fill with a layer of crushed rock/crushed rock 0-32mm or equivalent. Fill up to the desired height ( 10% of the total height of the retaining wall must be underground ) and compact the masses using a soil vibrator. These are available for rent from your local machine rental company.


Level with a finer gravel material (chips 2-4) approx. 3 cm thick layer. Place the first shift of Morsten Gripsholm in the center of the excavated trench. On sloping ground, place the first stone at the lowest level. In cases where drainage pipes are used (recommended), this must be placed behind the lowest blocks with an even fall so that the water is directed away from the wall. To prevent the drainage pipe from becoming clogged, a strip of fiber cloth is placed before the next filling layer is added.

Mursten Gripsholm Stage 1
Mursten Gripsholm Stage 2

Fill in a drainage layer of macadam 8-16 mm or equivalent to a width of at least 15 cm behind the wall. Check that the first shift is flat, or slightly inclined towards the slope. This is to have a margin when the masses behind are packed. For filling behind the drainage layer, the same material can be used as for the foundation, crushed stone 0-32 or equivalent. Compact the underlying material with a light vibrator plate, 80-125 kg operating weight. Drive carefully and not too close to the wall so that it risks changing position. All walls need drainage and Mursten Gripsholm is no exception.

Install the wall plug for vertical or inclined wall by setting it straight or turning it 90°. If geogrids are used in your construction, the first grid should be placed between the first and second shift in your construction of Morsten Gripsholm. Lay the net over the wall plug so that the locking plug hooks into the mesh of the net and is anchored in the brick. Stretch the geogrid well over the packed crushed rock and top up with new fill material behind the wall. In this way, you anchor the geogrid and lock the grid with the crushing material so that the stretching is ensured. The locking plug works with most of our retaining walls in the range.

Brick Gripsholm Stage 3
Locking plug for a stable construction

"The decisive locking plug whose placement completely controls Mursten Gripsholm's design!

- Patric Lundin -


Continue with one or a couple of brick rows of Mursten Gripsholm Normalsten and install the bricks in half-joints until the next geogrid is placed. Continuously pack the backfill so that you ensure that the masses are compact all the way through. In case of varying and difficult ground conditions, geonets are recommended even for low wall heights!


You get a nice finish on your Mursten Gripsholm with a top stone. The top stone in the series has the same format as the other normal stones but only has a groove for a locking plug on one side so that the top is smooth. For best stability, it is recommended that the top stone and any corner stones are glued with stone glue CoolTack or StoneGrip or similar stone glue. If you refill with soil at the top shift, fold up a fiber cloth as a separation between the brick/capstone and the soil to avoid material migration and discoloration of the wall. Remember not to lay too thick a layer of soil as water must be able to reach the drainage.

Brick Solliden Step 4
Brick Solliden Step 5

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Example picture 1

Morsten Gripsholm as inclined retaining wall without geonet. Maximum height approx. 100 cm above the ground.

Morsten Gripsholm example picture 1

Example picture 2

Morsten Gripsholm as straight retaining wall without geonet. Maximum height approx. 60 cm above ground.

Morsten Gripsholm example picture 2

Example picture 3
Morsten Gripsholm as an inclined retaining wall with geonet. Maximum height approx. 150 cm above ground.

Morsten Gripsholm example picture 3
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