Notes for Retaining walls: 13.2-13.3

Sections 13.2-13.3 cover two separate exemptions for single-storey detached buildings. You will need to check which professional to hire according to the specifications.

There are two separate exemptions for retaining walls. You will need to check which professional to hire according to the specifications.

  • Retaining walls built in up to 1.5 metres depth of ground
  • Retaining walls built in up to 3 metres depth of ground, when the design is carried out or reviewed by a Chartered Professional Engineer.

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