Gabion Baskets

Gabion baskets (or gabion cages) are a cost effective, robust and easy to install solution for a range of applications, from commercial and domestic landscaping, retaining walls, and sea defence

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BBA Certificate Number: 05/4215 held by Link Middle East Ltd

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Which Wire Thickness? 

Wire Diameter Use For:
3mm Standard wire thickness for walls up to 5m. Low-cost option. Will result in minor bulges when filled with rocks. Suitable if architectural, straight edge finish is not required.
4mm 5m+ high & free-standing walls.  Use for seating or surfaces that will be walked on. Will give an architectural, straight edge finish when filled carefully with interlocking rocks.
5mm 5m+ high walls & free-standing walls.  Use for seating or surfaces that will be walked on. Best for an architectural, uniform and precise finish. For use in public parks. Can be used with rounded stone fill.

Recommended Applications & Uses

Calculate Gabion Stone Quantity

Use partitions to reduce the amount of stone required and save money.

Gabion Dimensions (cm) Gabion Volume (m3) Bulk Bags of Stone Required Weight of Stone Required (kg)
45 45 45 0.09 1 164
97.5 45 45 0.20 1 197
97.5 97.5 45 0.42 1 770
97.5 97.5 97.5 0.92 2 1,668
150 45 45 0.30 1 546
150 97.5 45 0.66 2 1,185
150 97.5 97.5 1.43 3 2,567
202.5 45 45 0.41 1 738
202.5 97.5 45 0.89 2 1,599
202.5 97.5 97.5 1.93 4 3,465


What is a gabion?

A modular containment system (called a gabion basket or cage) made from wire mesh and filled with rock, stone or other non-degradable materials.

Usually square, rectangular or trapezoidal in shape, these stone-filled units can be placed side by side and on top of each other for use in a range of construction projects e.g. gravity retaining walls.

How long will the gabion baskets last?

In normal environmental conditions, you can expect 50 to 100 years if the gabions meet the Bristish Manufacturing standards for abrasion (EN 60229:2008) and corrosion protection (BS EN 10244-2:2009).   There are a lot of cheaper products entering the market which are made with inferior materials offering far last corrosion resistance and a much shorter lifespan. 

Are they sometimes called stone cages?

Yes. Sometimes our customers refer to them as stone cages.  They have also been referred to as, wire cages, rock cages.

Common Uses

Filling Guidance 

  • Choose a hard, durable, non-degradable and free-draining material
  • Usually between 100mm-200mm diameter
  • Or at least larger than 75mm x 75mm mesh aperture
  • Pick angular stone for best interlocking potential = less deformation of the face
  • Quarried stone is preferred due to angular properties
  • Rounded stone has less interlocking potential. Use 4 or 5mm wire mesh
  • Ideally, all exposed faces should be hand-packed
  • If machine filling, take care to minimise large voids