In domestic landscape settings, gabions are used for retaining walls and an array of decorative features.
We stock welded mesh gabion baskets in a galfan coated finish to construct walls up to 1.5m high. And we can order other sizes in for you.
The mesh size is 76.2 x 76.2mm size as standard, to allow filling material to be used of 100-200mm.
3mm wire is used on lower retaining walls (up to 3 metres). We stock 1m x 1m x 1m and 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m baskets.
If you have less space or want to create benches/fences/walls we stock 4mm wire baskets that are 1m x 1m x 0.5m and 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m. Because of the narrow depth of these, a concrete or metal post should be installed in every 1m basket to provide extra support and stability. The 0.5m deep 4mm baskets can also be used for cladding when fixed to walls with clamp bars.
The galfan finish is 95% Zinc, 5% Aluminium for up to four times the life of a galvanised finish.
All baskets are supplied with enough lacing wire to construct your baskets. However we also stock other products that help make construction of the baskets quicker. Helicoils to join the corners together (you need two per basket) and pre-made braces (you need two per facing metre). Further details on the installation guide.
We also stock 1m x 1m handlaying partition sheets which enable you to fill the front of the baskets with the aesthetic material like Purbeck Gabion Rock, and the back with a cheaper material such as broken concrete. These are typically set 250-300mm back from the front of the basket, but for flat stone such as slate can be as little as one square (76.2mm) back).
Many different size baskets can be supplied to order, with a price upon application. In addition different finishes can be supplied to order, for example, green plastic finish, smaller mesh, thicker wire, thicker wire on face only. We strongly recommend discussing your project with us so that we can best advise your requirements.
The amount of filling material you will require varies depending on the type. For limestone (such as Purbeck) you will need approximately 1440kg/m3, for sandstone it’s 1390kg, granite 1600kg, broken concrete 1340kg and brick 1240kg.
Please note that wire thickness is the actual size and not a nominal figure. Be aware some competitors are supplying baskets made from 2.8mm, 3.8mm wire etc, which may not sound a lot but in reality is a 13%, 10% reduction in weight and strength respectively.
All mesh panels used to produce the baskets are European sourced from a European supplier IS0 9001, ISO4001, OHSAS 18001 registered and conform to EN10244-2 with a tensile range of 540-770N/mm2, steel grade 0.10% Carbon max, Weld sheer strength minimum 75% of the tensile strength of the wire.