How much does building a garden wall cost?

Price guide

£400 - £1,200

low

£400

median

£800

high

£1,200

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The average cost of building a garden wall is £800 to £1,200. The price depends on the materials, height, length, and thickness.

If you love gardening, these walls can improve the look of your garden. Garden walls are low walls that line a landscape feature. They're commonly about 18-24 inches in height and divide. They also emphasise landscape elements to provide visual interest. 

Garden walls are different from retaining walls, which are usually 3 feet or higher. Retaining walls are strong structures built to stabilise hills, slopes, or mounds of earth. Thus, they should adhere to strict construction standards and might require engineering and civic approval.

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Here's an overview of the cost of garden wall construction:

Size

Thickness

Average cost

1m high, 4m long

Single skin

£650

1m high, 8m long

Single skin

£1,100

1m high, 12m long

Single skin

£1,400

1m high, 4m long

Double skin

£750

1m high, 8m long

Double skin

£1,200

1m high, 12m long

Double skin

£1,500

Factors affecting garden wall costs


Brick material

Type Description Cost per square metre
Reclaimed bricks Recovered from old brickwork and structures £100 to £300
Common concrete bricks Ideal for those looking for the cheapest way to build a garden wall £40 to £50
Facing bricks Usually above ground level and are neat-looking and durable £55 to £75
Wire-cut bricks Available in different colours and textures £55 to £80
Handmade bricks Often have the most intricate designs for luxurious gardens £90 to £140


Other supplies

Item

Amount

Cost

Sand

9 bags (25kg each)

£22.50

Cement

3 bags (25kg each)

£12

Plasticiser

Each

£5 to £10


Wall size

How much does it cost to build a brick wall? A 4-metre-long, 1-metre-high garden wall with single-skin thickness starts at £650. On the other hand, the same size with double-skin thickness costs £750+. 

The size of the wall will determine the cost of the garden wall project. Your garden wall's linear feat, height, and allowance for architectural roadblocks will increase its value.


Labour fees

The time frame for the project usually ranges between 1 to 4 days for a standard garden size of 15 metres. Tradespeople usually charge around £250 per day for one labourer and one skilled bricklayer.


Waste disposal

If you need to excavate an old wall or remove a fence, you might incur additional waste disposal costs or skip hire fees amounting to £200 to £400. You can do it yourself, but excavating might take too much time and effort without ample experience.
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If your garden wall project is simple, you can hire a labourer, which is cheaper. Their skill and experience, however, could vary. On the other hand, a bricklayer is experienced in masonry and will therefore be more expensive. You can also ask a professional to design a landscape for your garden.

Ultimately, you can get an accurate quotation and make an informed decision by reaching out to a Tasker. Don't forget to provide the details of your exciting garden wall project. Explore your options and read more about how it works.

Price guide

£400 - £1,200

low

£400

median

£800

high

£1,200

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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FAQs

For single-skin brick walls, you can multiply the length of the wall by the height to get the number of bricks you need. Don't forget to add 10% for any wastage during the build.
You can use fences, hedges, gates, or trees as alternatives. These might not be as strong as a garden wall, but you can save on labour costs since these options are relatively easy to DIY.
It depends on the type and quality of the garden wall. You also need to consider the condition of the soil, water drainage, and maintenance. Garden walls constructed of masonry materials (and skills) can last 50 to 100 years. Those made of wood can last up to 40 years with proper care.
Most areas require a permit to build a retaining wall and a garden wall. It mainly depends on the location, size, and materials. Be sure to check local laws and regulations before starting your construction project.
Weather conditions, scrapes, holes, and structural issues are common for garden walls. If your wall has a crack, you can repair the brickwork for £70 to £100. Slanted walls can be dangerous, and fixing them costs £800 to £1,200.
For single-skin brick walls, you can multiply the length of the wall by the height to get the number of bricks you need. Don't forget to add 10% for any wastage during the build.
It depends on the type and quality of the garden wall. You also need to consider the condition of the soil, water drainage, and maintenance. Garden walls constructed of masonry materials (and skills) can last 50 to 100 years. Those made of wood can last up to 40 years with proper care.
Weather conditions, scrapes, holes, and structural issues are common for garden walls. If your wall has a crack, you can repair the brickwork for £70 to £100. Slanted walls can be dangerous, and fixing them costs £800 to £1,200.
You can use fences, hedges, gates, or trees as alternatives. These might not be as strong as a garden wall, but you can save on labour costs since these options are relatively easy to DIY.
Most areas require a permit to build a retaining wall and a garden wall. It mainly depends on the location, size, and materials. Be sure to check local laws and regulations before starting your construction project.

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