kitset gabion basket assembly

gabion panels

6 gabion panels are used to construct the first gabion

See video

gabion how to video
gabion shared end panels

Shared end panels may not be needed

Foundation prepartion

Check out the info on foundations

gabion orders ready for dispatch

Kitset gabion orders ready for dispatch

Smaller orders are sent by courier, all orders are sent flat packed.

Non structural gabion walls, can use lower grade rock as infil

More information on rock here

YouTube video on helical installation

YouTube video on bracewire, max spacing 350mm

YouTube video on defection

More information on mesh selection here

gabions-prior to assembly

Gabions ready for rock

Longer gabions are supplied with diaphragms

bracewire spacings

Max spacing of bracewires is 350mm in both directions

Temporary wires at the top of the gabion will make fitting the lid easier
When using rounded river rock as gabion fill, you may need to install additional bracewires to reduce bulging

gabion fill procedure

How to fill the gabions

installing timber supports for filling

Using temporary bracing during rock installation

formwork to hold shape

Plywood formwork can be used to get straight walls

hand placing rocks

Hand placing the “best rocks” to get the required look

Over or undersized rocks can be placed in the middle of the wall

support posts

Support posts are required for tall thin walls

Check out the info on wall stability

support posts in use

Structural integrity

Of gabions relies on the gabions being tightly packed with hard, heavy, durable fill.
Loosely packed of light weight fill compromises the gabions ability to resist loads placed on them.