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Island Block & Paving - Freestone Eco Retaining Wall System

Freestone ECO Walls

The Freestone ECO Retaining Wall System is a more sustainable DIY, vertical retaining wall which is manufactured with recycled glass aggregate to provide unique smooth surface finishes that glisten in the light. Freestone ECO retaining walls are suitable for most retaining or garden wall situations, engineering design assistance is available.

Each Freestone ECO block has self-locating lugs which easily lock into the block above to provide a vertical wall. Purpose made 90 degree corner and bullnose capping are available to provide a complete system. Freestone ECO blocks have a minimal setback which allows all available space to be utilised to the maximum. The large sized hollow blocks allow for steel reinforcing and concrete core fill where required, providing an earthquake resistant wall which can also accommodate fences and services.

There are two high-quality surface finishes available, a smooth finish and an exposed aggregate finish. To enhance the unique surface finish, Freestone ECO can be sealed with a proprietary masonry surface sealer.

Key benefits include:

  • Unique finish that glistens in the light
  • True to size, do-it-yourself
  • Up to 40% recycled glass aggregate used
  • No concrete footings required
  • Large sized easy to use blocks

 To view our displays visit these showrooms:

  • Island Block & Paving – Midlands Highway, Breadalbane
  • Island Block & Paving – 41 Howard Rd, Glenorchy
  • Melbourne Brick, various Melbourne outlets
  • Amber Tiles, various Sydney outlets
  • Australian Paving Centre, various Adelaide outlets
Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Limestone

Freestone Eco - Limestone

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Walnut

Freestone Eco - Walnut

Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Walnut Exposed

Freestone Eco - Walnut Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

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Freestone ECO is produced in four colours, which are available with a standard diamond brushed finish which highlights the recycled glass aggregate, as shown below.

Note: All photos below have been sealed with a clear masonry sealer from IBP.

Standard Colours Available

Ebony
Limestone
Mist
Walnut

Also available at an extra cost, Freestone ECO can be made to order with an exposed aggregate finish.

Note: all exposed aggregate finished colour photos below, have not been sealed.

Exposed Aggregate Finish Colours Available

Ebony Exposed Finish
Limestone Exposed Finish
Mist Exposed Finish
Walnut Exposed Finish

How is the Freestone ECO retaining wall system different from other products?

The Freestone ECO retaining wall is a unique, patented block that is like no other. Manufactured from recycled glass aggregate, it provides a unique surface finish. It is a vertical DIY wall with minimal setback that can be built on either a gravel or concrete footing depending on the wall height. Suitable for low garden landscape walls or engineer designed walls up to 4 metres high the Freestone ECO blocks are very versatile. The blocks are hollow so services such as lights/plumbing/handrails/fences can be incorporated easily within the wall.

Are the Freestone ECO retaining wall blocks easy to handle?

Yes, the blocks sizes are 400mm long x 250mm high by 240mm wide with a huge hollow core to reduce weight for easy handling; they are lightweight and fit together like “lego” blocks. There are 10 blocks per M2 of wall area.

What happens with corners and capping?

Universal corners are available i.e. they are pre-finished on both sides so as the one block can be used for either left or right directional corners. Corners are used to build 90 degree corners and can be used to form stop ends for any walls that step up or down in height. There are two types of capping available: Bullnose 300mm x 300mm x 50mm thick capping or Square edge capping which are 400mm x 300mm wide x 50mm thick.

Can Freestone ECO be curved?

Yes. Freestone ECO can be curved either Concave or Convex with the minimum curve radius 1.5 Meters (3 Meter diameter). We recommend that curved walls be gently curved where possible as tight curves may not be as visually appealing.

What is Freestone ECO made from?

Freestone ECO is manufactured with up to 40% processed recycled glass aggregate which creates a unique finish that subtly glistens. The Freestone ECO product is Greentag certified in recognition of its environmental benefits.

What surface finish options are available in the Freestone ECO products?

There are two high-quality surface finishes available, a smooth finish and an exposed aggregate (shot blasted) finish.

Do the Freestone ECO blocks require sealing with a masonry sealer?

To enhance the unique surface finish and highlight the glass aggregate features of the Freestone ECO Smooth finish blocks and capping we do recommend sealing with a proprietary masonry surface sealer. Sealing the Exposed Aggregate Finish is optional.

Can you arrange wall installation and what is an approx. cost to install?

Yes, we have a group of recommended installers available. Generally the supply and installation cost ranges depending on access, wall size, base preparation required and the wall height required. To arrange a supply and install price contact us either by phone 1800 004 449 or email us at sales@islandblock.com.au to arrange an obligation free quote.

How long will my Freestone ECO retaining wall last for?

The life expectancy of Freestone ECO retaining walls is a minimum of 30 years. The product is a concrete masonry so is durable and will last the test of time.

Is there any maintenance required?

A. Minimal, but as per all external building products the Freestone ECO will require annual maintenance, the wall should be washed down with a pressure cleaner or garden hose annually. If your wall has been sealed, a wash down and re-coat is suggested every 2-3 years.

How do I get more information or a quote?

Contact us by phone 1800 004 449 or email us at sales@islandblock.com.au and advise the dimensions of your area if known or a free onsite measure and quote service is available.