Gabion wall buying guide
Pauline, Self-taught handyman, Leeds77 guides
- Mesh type
What is a gabion wall?
The term 'gabion' comes from the Italian 'gabione' meaning big cage. These stone-filled walls first appeared in the 19th century as a defensive structure against enemy fire. From the 20th century onwards, they were adopted into civil engineering for use in outdoor construction and decoration.
- as a retaining wall to hold back soil;
- to form artificial banks ;
- as a decorative element over an unsightly wall;
- as outdoor furniture.
Installing a gabion wall
Advantages of gabion walls
- Highly creative (versatile, custom-made)
- Aesthetically pleasing, original and natural result
- No annual maintenance
- Good resistance to soil movement (ideal for sensitive areas)
- Good value for money (especially if you have free access to stones or wood)
- Easy to install
Gabion walls for durability and biodiversity
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