This is a one-day event which will be run at the following times:
4th April 2023 - 10am - 3.30pm with 1hour for lunch.
Please note that this event will be recorded and will be made available to delegates after the event. Once you have booked onto the event you will be sent a Zoom registration link, please complete the registration then you will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting along with a Zoom information sheet and a Zoom recording and privacy statement.
Walls & retaining structures in gardens and landscapes can be as simple as a few bricks to create an low planted border up to a fully engineered structure for retaining cuttings and stabilising slopes. Wherever there is a change of level ground invariably requires some form of retention. The most common retaining structure is wall. There are many other ways to deal with sloped sites and as well as walls this webinar will look at alternative, but common solutions.
This webinar will look at the fundamentals of walls (both retaining and freestanding) including:
Materials and how and where they might be used
Foundations, drainage, and damp proofing
Wall thickness and height
Alternative systems to brick and blockwork
Alternatives to traditional foundations, eg ground anchors and plates
Retaining systems using different materials and techniques eg earth bags, geo webs and gabions
A range of construction details will be given for most of the methods illustrated