Ballater, Scotland, AB35 5UR


Domestic customer

With his home close to the River Dee, Mike Hadley from Ballater in Scotland, lives in an area prone to flooding and as such was looking for a solution to protect his property. With the growing intensity and frequency of rainfall and storms, Mike was living with the constant worry that the river might burst its banks so decided to look for walling that would act as a barrier.

After approaching Marshalls, the Redi-Rock™ team were able to talk Mike through range of options available to him. Redi-Rock™ is an innovative, interlocking modular walling system that can be tailored to the specific requirements of any site using a wide variety of block sizes and face textures. The team demonstrated to Mike that while the wall’s primary purpose will be to provide functional flood protection, it can also be an attractive addition to the landscape. The specialists also took Mike and his appointed contractors through the simple dry-lay installation process.

Marshalls best-selling Redi-Rock™ Cobblestone was selected, along with capping blocks to finish off the overall look of the walls. The Cobblestone block gives the appearance of a chiselled Cobblestone texture that has the look of six small blocks and gives the wall a more natural uniformed look which suited the rural surroundings perfectly.

The blocks were delivered to Mike’s home in Aberdeenshire and the wall was installed in just 10 days. Marshalls’ retaining wall experts were on hand throughout the process to offer technical guidance, along with site visits to provide support when needed.


Mike is delighted with the result: "I can sleep easier at night now knowing that we have an extra layer of protection around the property.”

As well as there being no maintenance requirement, Mike also has the reassurance of the Redi-Rock™ 120 year design life – unique in the marketplace and giving homeowners peace of mind in the longer term.

For further information about Redi-Rock™ and how it can enhance your scheme, visit marshalls.co.uk/commercial/range/redi-rock-retaining-walls or contact Redi-RockEnquiries@marshalls.co.uk

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