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Freestone Eco Retaining Wall System from Island Block & Paving

The Freestone ECO Retaining Wall System is a more sustainable, DIY, vertical retaining wall for your next project.

Freestone ECO retaining walls are suitable for most retaining and garden wall situations. Manufactured with recycled glass aggregate which provide unique surface finishes.

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. Because Freestone ECO blocks have a minimal setback, all available space is able to be utilised to the maximum. 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. Engineering design assistance is readily available for those larger projects that require it.

You can view the full DIY installation video here.

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

The Freestone ECO Retaining Wall System can also be used for DIY backyard projects including creating steps, seating areas and raised garden beds.

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Key benefits include:

  • Manufactured with up to 40% recycled glass aggregate used
  • True to size
  • Easy do-it-yourself system
  • Modern design
  • Exclusive surface finishes available
  • 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
  • MD Brick, various Sydney outlets
  • Amber Tiles, various Sydney outlets
  • Amber Tiles – Fyshwick, Canberra
  • Australian Paving Centre, various Adelaide outlets
Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone ECO - Limestone Eco

Freestone ECO - Limestone Eco

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony Exposed

Freestone Eco - Limestone

Freestone Eco - Limestone

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Mist Exposed

Freestone Eco - Ebony

Freestone Eco - Ebony

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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.

Freestone Eco DIY Retaining Wall Colours

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 into 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 off 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? A. 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?

No, but to enhance the unique surface finish and highlight the glass aggregate features, Freestone Eco Blocks and capping can be sealed with a proprietary masonry surface sealer. Of the two high quality finishes available the following is suggested-
Smooth Finish – Sealing is recommended
Exposed Aggregate Finish – Sealing 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 recoat 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 on-site measure and quote service is available.