The Self Build Self Help Site retaining wall
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photo of retaining wall in preparation

The slates continue to be bedded across the cavity.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

A course of bricks is now added above the inner leaf, which will then provide the correct height for the wall plate.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Ensure the bricks are level - to provide a good bed for the wall plate.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

A length of timber with a nail is used to gauge the correct height, working off the joists which themselves are level around the house.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

This section of the wall is complete, ready to
receive the timber wall plate.

photo of retaining wall in preparation

Bricks are used to hold the synthetic slates to prevent them from curling in the heat of the sun.

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