Use the following instructions to measure exactly how many baskets you need before placing your order.
Step 1 – Walk the curve
Attach string to a bamboo stick. Pull the string taut, then walk the string along the area where you would like to create a curved gabion wall.
Step 2 – Mark the curve using string
Place string along the curve where you plan to install the wall. The string should be placed on the ground and used to mark the inner and outer sides. Hold the string in place at every 1 meter distance using rocks.
Step 3 – Measure the string
Lay the string on the ground, then use a measuring tape to record the length of both pieces of string.
Step 4 – Order materials
You will need enough cages to cover the length of your inner curve.
45cm or 97.5 cm cages will give you the best curve effect. Longer cages can also be used but the curve effect will not be as pronounced.
Kit InstallationEasiest to measure, calculate the material required, and install. Sold as a kit with everything you need to construct the curved structure.
Mitre Corner InstallationOffers the most flexibility to adjust the radius of the curve when installing. Requires bolt cutters so you cut openings to create a mitre corner.
DIY InstallationThis installation technique will create an actual rounded edge but installation is longer than other techniques.
Step 1 – Mark Area
Mark the area where you plan to install before placing your order.
If possible, keep the area marked until your order arrives to ensure the curve shape remains exactly the same.
It is possible to adjust the shape slightly after delivery but if the curve changes significantly, you may need to reorder new materials.
Step 2– Dig
Dig until the ground is firm. Structures 1m tall or less are often placed directly on the ground but they will be more stable if placed on firm ground such as clay instead of the topsoil.
Step 3– Geotextile
Place a layer of geotextile on top of the soil to prevent weeds from growing through your structure after installation.
Step 4– Add Gravel or Basecourse
Add a layer of gravel or basecourse on top of the geotextile.
1m high = 10cm gravel
2m high = 20cm gravel
3m high = 30cm gravel
Step 5– Compact Gravel
Walk and stomp on the gravel to make it compact or use a base plate for bigger jobs.
Optional– Concrete foundation
Most low-level installations do not require a foundation but if you have a large amount of groundwater or the soil is weak, it may be needed.
Step 6– Assemble
Assemble each of your baskets (download PDF) leaving the lid loose so you can fill them.
Step 7 – Put Into Position
Put them in place ensuring they are in the same position as when you took the measurements.
If the curve shape has changed since measuring, you may need to reorder additional materials.
Step 8 – Add Panels
Connect the back using panels.
We always suggest ordering a 1x1m spare panel which you can cut to size just in case the curve changes shape slightly.