Gabion Walling

You’ve probably seen them in all kinds of places: wire baskets of stones piled up against slopes and rivers, or neatly dividing green spaces. Gabion walls have seen a resurgence in use and popularity lately, but they are far from new. Used by military and structural engineers for thousands of years, including on the banks of the River Nile, they form a time-tested and dependable structure that has countless benefits and uses.

The word gabion comes from the Italian gabbione which literally translates as "big cage", and this is essentially what they are – cage-like enclosures filled with inorganic material like stone, brick or broken concrete. Their man use in structural engineering has been for protecting shorelines, river banks and slopes from erosion, and they're either laid at angles in "mattress" form or, more commonly, stacked incrementally like bricks.

Nowadays though, they are used for all kinds of other practical reasons, as well as purely aesthetic reasons. More and more gardens, urban spaces, towns and land re-development projects are transforming the way gabion baskets can be used and are employing them to build walls, pillars, benches and base structures, as well as to separate and divide areas, reinforce earth walls, and as a buffer for water features. The baskets themselves can come in a range of different sizes to suit all kinds of needs and designs, and are constructed using tough, galvanised wire mesh, usually of a 3mm or 4mm thickness.

One of the reasons gabion walls are so popular with gardeners and landscapers is because anyone can build and place their own baskets and use them how they want to – they're the DIY way to build walls and other similar structures in your own space. All it takes is a plan and some elbow-grease. Take a look at Catherine Stewart's post which explains every step she took to build a gabion wall in her front garden, including step-by-step pictures to show you how everything went together. As Catherine explains, she was able to fill hers with on-site sandstone which they broke up themselves, but that doesn’t mean you need an abundance of available stone on your doorstep in order to fill up your basket. Gabion stone can be sourced easily and in a range of sizes and colours, meaning you can tailor your design to fit your environment, making them an attractive and customisable addition to your space.

Why use gabions in your project:

Get a beautiful color, finish and custom style finish to a project.

  • Ease of handling and transportation.
  • Speed of construction.
  • Flexibility (Gabions tolerate movement)
  • Proper foundations
  • Permeability to water (Good drainage)
  • Gabions offer an easy-to-use method for decreasing water velocity and protecting slopes from erosion.

Why use our gabion installation service

Get a beautiful color, finish and custom style finish to a project.

  • We have access to a wide range of materials for filling your gabion
  • Well experienced in surveying structural installations of gabions
  • Ability to bespoke build any complex corners and finishing touches

Why Choose Us

We pride ourselves on excellent experiences during our projects, and especially the quality of workmanship we produce. You can expect to receive by engaging services with us: - Professional and passionate attitude - Attention to detail in workmanship - Transparent quotes - Great creativity, design, communication during projects - Great outcomes as we are a small dedicated team

We like to provide clean and safe working environments for our projects working space, clients and staff and always leave sites clean and tidy and have deep cleans at the end of projects.

We have many suppliers that we have built up, and tried and tested which means we can ensure that all of our materials are tip top and built to last with the right installation.

Landscaping can be expensive, however we ensure that our prices are generally significantly cheaper than our competition here in Cambridge.

Let us visit you for a free no pressure quote, we can even design a draft 2D layout for you.
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