Building cost comparisons
Below are some cost comparisons based on prices in Newcastle NSW
Approximate cost per square metre to build a concrete retaining wall 200mm thick using Wallworker forms including footings with good access.
|Formwork hire per square metre*||$20|
|Concrete 0.2 m3 @ $300 m3||$60|
|Labour @ $45/hour per m2*||$45|
|footings $150 per linear metre||$150|
|Sub Total per square metre||$280|
The estimate for building a core filled Besser block retaining wall including footings is $550 to $660 per square meter
* The formwork hire price is based on the one day hire rate for larger jobs and longer hire the rate would be less
*The labour rate is an average for one person to assemble, pour and strip the formwork at one square metre per hour. For larger and/or more straight forward jobs the labour cost per square metre would be lower.