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Blocks V’s Concrete Sleepers

Below is a Supply and Install cost comparison exercise to compare to price difference between masonry blocks and concrete sleepers.

For this exercise our retaining wall is 1 metre in height and 10 metres in length the prices stated are retail prices including GST.

MATERIALS                          QUANTITY                 PRICE                        TOTAL

AB Aussie:

Blocks                                        115                            $14.50                       $1667.50

Caps                                           34                              $5.50                        $ 187.00

Install labour                          10m2                          $188.00                    $1880.00

Aggregate                               5.5ton                         $55.00/ton               $ 302.50

Ag drain                                    10m                          $3.85/m                    $   38.50

Base material                      1.5ton                           $55/ton                      $   82.50

Misc materials                     1                                    $80.00                       $   80.00

TOTAL                       $4238.00

                                                                                                            =      $423.80/m2  

Concrete sleepers (Industrial 200 x 200 x 80)

Sleepers                               25                               $40.20                       $1005.00

Steel (150UB)                     12m                            $32.00/m                   $ 384.00

Concrete                              3m3                                           $220.00/m3                       $ 660.00

Install labour                     10m2                                        $188.00/m2               $1880.00

Aggregate                            4ton                            $55.00/ton                 $ 220.00

Ag drain                               10m                            $3.85/m                     $   38.50

Misc materials                    1                                  $100.00                     $ 100.00

TOTAL                     $4287.50

                                                                                                          =      $428.75/m2

                                                                   ‘PATTERNED’          =      $446.75/m2

 

Advantages for using masonry retaining wall blocks over concrete sleepers.

  • Looks better, more colours and styles.
  • Simpler to use, easier to lift, no machinery required.
  • Can create curved walls
  • Easier to construct steps with a wider variety of  shapes/styles.
  • Dry stack, mortar less, core filled.
  • Self-draining.
  • No need to bore holes.
  • Masonry blocks are the cheaper option.

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