Freestanding Wall (Up to 2m)

Gabion wall kits include all equipment and instructions needed to create a 2m tall gabion wall. Used to retain earth or decorative purposes

1m wall kits garden trellis wall kits are also available.

  • Easy to install, no DIY experience necessary
  • Manufactured in the UK, to BS EN standards

 

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BBA APPROVED GABION
WALL BASKETS

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Gabion Kit Includes

Gabion Wall Overview

Installation Instructions

Please use the following information as guidance only. If you are unsure about how to install your retaining wall please contact a Civil Engineer.

  • Retaining Wall Instructions

  • Freestanding Wall Instructions

To Do Explanation

Step 1 – Identify location

 

Use stones or other materials to mark the location where you plan to construct your wall

Step 2 – Dig

Dig 10cm or until the ground is firm.  Gabion walls lower than 2m are often placed directly on the ground but it will be more stable if placed on firm ground such as clay instead of the topsoil.

Step 2 – 6 Degree Slope

 

If you are retaining alot of earth the hole should have a 6-degree slope leaning back.  If you are retaining a small amount of earth such as a garden bed or the wall is mostly decorative you can maintain an upright edge instead of a 6 degree slope if you prefer.

Step 3 – Add Gravel

Add a layer of gravel or basecourse on top of the soil

  • 1m high gabion wall = 10cm gravel
  • 2m high gabion wall = 20cm gravel

Step 4 – Compact Gravel

 

Walk and stomp on the gravel to make it compact

Step 5 – Geotextile

Cover the back of the gabion baskets with a geotextile or weed mat to prevent soil and earth clogging up behind the wall.

Step 5 – Geotextile

Cover the back of the gabion baskets with a geotextile or weed mat to prevent soil and earth clogging up behind the wall.

Step 6 – Assemble and fill

 

Step 6 – Concrete Foundation (If Required)

Most low-level gabion walls do not require a foundation but if you have a large amount of groundwater or the soil is weak it may be needed.

To Do Explanation

Step 1 – Identify Location

Use stones or other materials to mark the location where you plan to construct your wall

Step 2 – Dig

Dig 10cm or until the ground is firm.  Gabion walls lower than 1m are often placed directly on the ground but it will be more stable if placed on firm ground such as clay instead of the topsoil.

Step 3 – Add Basecourse

Add a layer of gravel or basecourse on top of the gravel

  • 1m high gabion wall = 10cm gravel
  • 2m high gabion wall = 20cm gravel

Step 4 – Compact Gravel

 

Walk and stomp on the gravel to make it compact

Step 5 – Geotextile

Place a layer of geotextile or weed mat to prevent soil to prevent weeds from growing up and through your gabions

Step 4 Install and fill

Assemble and fill gabions (download instructions)
Optional – Concrete Foundation

Most low-level gabion walls do not require a foundation but if you have a large amount of groundwater or the soil is weak it may be needed.

 

Calculate Stone Quantity

  • Use the guide below to calculate the amount of stone that you need to fill your gabion wall
  • You can use stone separating panels to reduce the amount of decorative rocks required and save money

 

Gabion Wall Dimensions (cm) Bulk Bags of Stone Required Bulk Bags of Stone Required if using Partitions
97.5cm  22.5cm 195cm 1
195cm 22.5cm 195cm 2
292.5cm 22.5cm 195cm 3
390cm 22.5cm 195cm 4
487.5cm 22.5cm 195cm 5
97.5cm  45cm 195cm 2 1
195cm 45cm 195cm 4 2
292.5cm 45cm 195cm 6 3
390cm 45cm 195cm 8 4
487.5cm 45cm 195cm 10 5
97.5cm  97.5cm 195cm 4 2
195cm 97.5cm 195cm 8 4
292.5cm 97.5cm 195cm 12 6
390cm 97.5cm 195cm 16 8
487.5cm 97.5cm 195cm 20 10

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