What are Gabions?

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You’ve probably seen plenty of gabions before, but not realized what these nifty structures were.

By definition, a gabion is a welded wire cage or box that’s filled with materials like concrete, stone, sand or soil. With the earliest gabions coming into existence around 7000 years ago, these tried and tested cages have been used for everything from military forts to geographical control.

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What are the advantages of gabions?

There are many advantages to using gabion baskets which we’ve briefly discussed below! Aside from the main advantage (their affordable price point!) the reason below are other notable advantages to using gabions in gardening and landscaping, etc.

The first major advantage point of gabions, is their ease of handling and how easy they are to transport. Because gabions are usually transported as ‘separate parts’ you can transport them in different journeys – and assemble them at the desired location.

Bestseller No. 1
Monster Shop Gabion Baskets Garden Mesh Wire Cages Galvanised Steel Stone Basket Outdoor Spiral Planter Retaining Wall / 100 x 50 x 30cm / 6 Pack
  • 6 galvanised gabion baskets which can be used to bring your creations to life.
  • 180 FREE gabion connectors to help attach the baskets together.
  • 24 FREE strengthening gabion hooks included to reinforce and maintain the shape of the baskets.
  • FREE CE certified comfortable protective gloves guarantee easy assembly.
  • FREE next working day UK mainland delivery when ordered by 2pm (excluding Scottish Highlands).
Bestseller No. 2
vidaXL Gabion Wall with Covers Galvanised Steel 900x50x100cm Stone Basket
  • This gabion wall has been specially designed for garden projects, sound insulation, and privacy protection. It will become an eye-catcher in your garden, patio or yard.
  • The gabion basket offers an easy way to build a strong retaining wall wherever you need to keep out the wind, precipitation, etc.The sturdy gabion has been designed to be filled with rocks or gravel
  • Made of rustproof and weather-resistant galvanised steel, the retaining wall is very stable and durable
  • The mesh grid is built by welding transverse and longitudinal wires at every intersection for extra stability
  • The gabion basket is delivered with top and bottom covers to keep the fillings fixed shape
Bestseller No. 3
Monster Shop Gabion Baskets Galvanised Steel Cages Mesh Wire Stone Basket Outdoor Spiral Retaining Wall Planter Garden / 100 x 30 x 30cm / 3 Pack
  • 3 galvanised gabion baskets which can be used to bring your creations to life.
  • 90 FREE gabion connectors to help attach the baskets together.
  • 12 FREE strengthening gabion hooks included to reinforce and maintain the shape of the baskets.
  • FREE CE certified comfortable protective gloves guarantee easy assembly.
  • FREE next working day UK mainland delivery when ordered by 2pm (excluding Scottish Highlands).
Bestseller No. 4
EcoGrid Gabion Basket 0.55 X 0.55 X 0.55m Galfan Coated Welded Mesh - Pack Of 10
  • Dimensions: 0.55m x 0.55m x 0.55m
  • Aperture: 76.2mm x 76.2mm
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Pack Contains: 10x Gabion Basket
  • Galfan Coated
Bestseller No. 5
vidaXL Gabion Basket U-Shape Steel 570x20x100cm Outdoor Garden Cage Wall Fence
  • This gabion basket has been specifically designed as a decorative and sound-insulating garden barrier.
  • The gabion basket offers an easy way to build a strong retaining wall wherever you need to keep out the wind, precipitation, etc.Made of rustproof and weather-resistant galvanised steel, the gabion basket is very stable and durable
  • The mesh grid is formed by spot welding transverse and longitudinal wires at each and every intersection
  • With a wire diameter of 3.5 mm, the gabion is very sturdy
  • The gabion has been designed to be filled with rocks or gravel for quick construction.This gabion is ideal for garden projects and will be a real eye-catcher in your outdoor living space

Another big reason why gabions are so popular, is the speed of construction and how quickly they can be erected. This gives construction companies flexibility, and also means projects can be completed quickly and promptly.

Some of the finaly advantages of gabions we’ll discuss here are the flexibility gabions offer for movement and location-changes, and also their permeability to water (gabions offer really good good drainage in wet weather).

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What are the disadvantages of gabions?

Though there are many advantages to installing gabions, some have criticized them as being unsightly or unattractive. Though this is entirely down to personal preference, gabions may not suit the aesthetic that you are after for your landscaping venture. 

In addition to this, the wire baskets that are used for these gabions may make them more subject to abrasive damage should they be in areas of high velocity flow. If gabions are being used to retain large volumes of water, they may not be the most economical choice. In this vain, should you be wishing to cut corners financially, they may not be the best choice. As they are more expensive than vegetated slopes or alternative methods of retention, they may not be the best option for your project. 

Are gabions cheap?

Gabions can certainly be cost-effective if well-planned. If you are not creating giant structures, they are a long-wearing solution to numerous landscaping problems. However, depending on how much steel and filler material you need to source, they can become expensive. 

In addition to this, it’s possible that you may need to employ professional help to construct your gabion. Therefore, it’s certainly worth weighing up the long-term costs and benefits to gabions, as it really does depend on your individual project needs. 

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What size gabion do I need?

In general, a 3mm wire gabion basket is the standard thickness for gabions up to 3m in height. For architectural projects, 4mm cladding should be used to give the best possible look. Gabions can be cut on site to achieve your required dimensions, and depending on your project, the size that you may require could vary. As manufacturers create gabion baskets of numerous sizes, the minimum size tends to be twelve inches, so be sure to take accurate measurements to determine the size you require.

Bestseller No. 1
Monster Shop Gabion Baskets Garden Mesh Wire Cages Galvanised Steel Stone Basket Outdoor Spiral Planter Retaining Wall / 100 x 50 x 30cm / 6 Pack
  • 6 galvanised gabion baskets which can be used to bring your creations to life.
  • 180 FREE gabion connectors to help attach the baskets together.
  • 24 FREE strengthening gabion hooks included to reinforce and maintain the shape of the baskets.
  • FREE CE certified comfortable protective gloves guarantee easy assembly.
  • FREE next working day UK mainland delivery when ordered by 2pm (excluding Scottish Highlands).
Bestseller No. 2
vidaXL Gabion Wall with Covers Galvanised Steel 900x50x100cm Stone Basket
  • This gabion wall has been specially designed for garden projects, sound insulation, and privacy protection. It will become an eye-catcher in your garden, patio or yard.
  • The gabion basket offers an easy way to build a strong retaining wall wherever you need to keep out the wind, precipitation, etc.The sturdy gabion has been designed to be filled with rocks or gravel
  • Made of rustproof and weather-resistant galvanised steel, the retaining wall is very stable and durable
  • The mesh grid is built by welding transverse and longitudinal wires at every intersection for extra stability
  • The gabion basket is delivered with top and bottom covers to keep the fillings fixed shape
Bestseller No. 3
Monster Shop Gabion Baskets Galvanised Steel Cages Mesh Wire Stone Basket Outdoor Spiral Retaining Wall Planter Garden / 100 x 30 x 30cm / 3 Pack
  • 3 galvanised gabion baskets which can be used to bring your creations to life.
  • 90 FREE gabion connectors to help attach the baskets together.
  • 12 FREE strengthening gabion hooks included to reinforce and maintain the shape of the baskets.
  • FREE CE certified comfortable protective gloves guarantee easy assembly.
  • FREE next working day UK mainland delivery when ordered by 2pm (excluding Scottish Highlands).
Bestseller No. 4
EcoGrid Gabion Basket 0.55 X 0.55 X 0.55m Galfan Coated Welded Mesh - Pack Of 10
  • Dimensions: 0.55m x 0.55m x 0.55m
  • Aperture: 76.2mm x 76.2mm
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Pack Contains: 10x Gabion Basket
  • Galfan Coated
Bestseller No. 5
vidaXL Gabion Basket U-Shape Steel 570x20x100cm Outdoor Garden Cage Wall Fence
  • This gabion basket has been specifically designed as a decorative and sound-insulating garden barrier.
  • The gabion basket offers an easy way to build a strong retaining wall wherever you need to keep out the wind, precipitation, etc.Made of rustproof and weather-resistant galvanised steel, the gabion basket is very stable and durable
  • The mesh grid is formed by spot welding transverse and longitudinal wires at each and every intersection
  • With a wire diameter of 3.5 mm, the gabion is very sturdy
  • The gabion has been designed to be filled with rocks or gravel for quick construction.This gabion is ideal for garden projects and will be a real eye-catcher in your outdoor living space

If you’re creating mini gabions for decorative use, you may only need 300x300x300mm mini gabions. However, if you’re looking for erosion protection for riverbeds, you may need large 2m x 3m x 0.5m gabion mattresses. 

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What do you fill a gabion with?

Traditionally, gabions are filled with readily available stone and rubble. As time has gone on, gabions have allowed more carefully selected fillings to become available. Though stones or rocks tend to be the most popular filler material, the choice of which material is best suited depends on the intended purpose of the finished construction. If you wish to create a look akin to traditional walls, you may wish to fill your gabion with identical stones laid flat to create a tight-knit appearance.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Decorative stones, Decorative garden stones, RockinNature Plum Slate, Ideal for decorative features. Beautiful stone, Bright in colour when dry and wet, installs warmth in any surrounding. 14kg-15kg
  • Plum Slate will liven up any garden and is particularly good in paths and flower beds
  • Deep purple colour when wet and pastel purple when dry. Works well against green grass and plants
  • 14kg to 15kg weight bags.
  • Not suitable for driveways. We recommend you hose the stones once in place to reveal their true beauty.
  • If you order more than 1 BAG, they may arrive in different consignments on different days. Each bag is a consignment so they may become split up in transit, do not worry, they will all arrive within a few days - There is normally no need to contact us in this case!
Bestseller No. 2
Flamingo Decorative Aggregates Stone Chippings Garden Gravel Pebbles 20mm 20 Kg Bags
  • ✔ This unique coloured selection of marble chippings will add a wow factor that will make all your neighbours jealous!
  • ✔ A beautiful blend of pastel pink, white and angular blue pieces this will add a statement look to any path, patio or flower bed
  • ✔ Made of marble this angular chippings are also suitable for use as a driveway material.
  • ✔ These are best laid 4-5 cm deep, and the chips vary from 14mm -20mm
  • ✔ For coverage advice or larger orders please contact us for our FREE quotation service.
SaleBestseller No. 3
RockinColour Decorative stones, Decorative garden stones, Midnight Black Decorative Pebbles, Ideal for decorative features, UV stable and weather resistant, safe colour coating. 14kg -15kg
  • Sleek, modern black stone.
  • Ideal for edges and bordering and decorative features.
  • 14kg to 15kg weight bags
  • UV stable and weather resistant, safe colour coating. Not suitable for aquariums.
  • If you order more than 1 BAG, they may arrive in different consignments on different days. Each bag is a consignment so they may become split up in transit, do not worry, they will all arrive within a few days - There is normally no need to contact us in this case!

Fillings for gabions are not strict by any means, but sturdy, supportive materials should be at the top of the list for a successful, hardy structure. 

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What is the purpose of a gabion?

Playing important roles in gardening, construction and the prevention of erosion, gabions are usually used for retention or environmental control. Often used to protect slopes and streambanks from the natural effects of flowing water, gabions help to bolster river channels and divert flow away from weaker, eroding channel areas.

In more domestic settings, gabions can be used as retaining walls or aesthetic pieces. Artistic gabions can be displayed to accent outdoor spaces or used to pocket plant life. Other domestic uses include seating walls and encasing fireplaces. 

Overall, they’re truly multi-faceted structures that offer great peace of mind.

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