An explanation of our walling terms

Are you going to build a freestanding wall or a retaining wall? Is the wall going to be low or high or, perhaps, straight or curved? The questions can be many and, depending on your garden, there may also be certain conditions that you have to take into consideration. However, no problem! We help you sort out what you really want and need.

Freestanding wall or retaining wall?

Freestanding walls are double-sided (they have two visible sides). With our freestanding wall systems, you can create clear boundaries. These systems can advantageously be used for demarcation or to create separate spaces. Retaining walls, on the other hand, are single-sided (have only one visible side). With our retaining wall systems, you can create flat surfaces in sloping terrains. These systems are also excellent for creating decorative flower beds and similar.

High or low wall?

A high wall is an attractive and safe way of taking up large differences in garden levels. It also provides good protection from wind and outside eyes. A low wall can blend into your garden, but still provide clear demarcation. It is also an easy way of creating beautiful terraces. In this wall selector, we have set the threshold for low and high walls at, respectively, under and over 1.4 metres.

Straight or curved wall?

A straight wall makes it easy to maximise the surface of your garden or outdoor area. A curved wall, on the other hand, often requires slightly more space but, at the same time, provides gentle contouring.

Worked or dressed finish?

Our worked walling stones come in two finishes, tumbled and cut. Worked walling stones have an uneven surface that gives a soft, charming, more old-fashioned look. In certain cases, our worked walling stones also give an appearance of natural-stone.

Our dressed walling stones are similarly available in two different formats, bevelled and sharp. They have a smooth finish that gives a modern, formal and more elegant look.

Perpendicular or raked?

Walls can be built both perpendicular and raked. Perpendicular walls give a stylistically pure effect, particularly when they are rather low. Raked walls most often allow you to build higher. Raked and perpendicular can also be combined. This can look very smart if, for example, you want to frame steps in your wall (steps are most easily built with vertical sides).

Below, we have compiled an overview so that you can readily see which walling stones in our range offer which solutions. So, freestanding, low, curved or worked, the choice is yours!

Wall overview

TYPE HEIGHT Shape Surface Rake
Freestanding Retaining High Low Straight Curved Worked Dressed Perpendicular Raked
Boston antik
Labyrint antik Maxi
Labyrint skarp Maxi
Megastone 100 rak
Megastone 100 rund
Megastone 150 rak
Megastone 150 rund
Megawall Garden
Megawall Projekt
Norblock Dekorativ

For all our walling system offerings, see our landscaping range. We also offer walling stones in true Bohus granite. See all the offerings in our natural stone range.