Gabion Cladding

Gabion cladding is used to improve the appearance of unsightly buildings and structures. Very low maintenance compared to other cladding types

You can also make your own custom-sized gabions

  • Manufactured in the UK, to BS EN standard
  • Starting from £15.99
  • Fire resistant

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Assembly Instructions

Please use the following information as guidance only. If you are unsure how to install gabion wall cladding please contact an Engineer.

  • With Support Posts Please find instructions for installing gabion cladding with an extra level of stability.  This technique tends to be used in public areas or cladding over 4 meters tall.

  • Attach to Wall Please find instructions for attaching gabion cladding directly to the wall/structure. This technique is used when the object you are attaching to has been assessed for its suitability to hold the weight of the gabion cladding. Consult an engineer if you are unsure.

To Do Explanation

Step 1 – Assess the strength of the structure

Assess the structure where you are intending to attach the cladding to ensure it can hold the weight of the gabions.

 

If you are unsure, have an Engineer test the structure using a tension testing tool. 

Step 2 – Mark area

Mark the exact location where you plan to install the gabions.  Use a spirit level or laser level to ensure it is straight

Step 3 – Assemble the baskets

Assemble the baskets required for the first row (download instructions)

Step 4 – Attach to the wall

 

Pin the first row to the wall using clamp plates

Step 5 – Fill the gabions

Fill with your choice of stone

Step 6– Repeat steps 

Repeat steps 3-5 for each row

Optional Step 1 – Set gabions into the ground

For added stability, you can install the first row into the ground/concrete. You can also insert beams through the baskets.

Optional Step 2– Angle section and clamp

For added stability, you can also install an angle section and clamp bar

Optional Step 3 – Add an opening

Where an opening in the cladding is required for doors or windows a suitable lintel will be required. 

Anatomy of a typical installation

To Do Explanation

Step 1 – Assess the strength of the structure

Assess the structure where you are intending to attach the cladding to ensure it can hold the weight of the gabions.

 

If you are unsure, have an Engineer test the structure using a tension testing tool. 

Step 2 – Mark the area

Mark the exact location where you plan to install using a spirit level or laser level to ensure it is straight

Step 3 – Dig

Dig a trench directly under the location of the cladding.  This is where your support beams will be located.

The depth of the trench should be a minimum of 50cm but it is advised that you check with an Engineer before digging.

Step 4 – Install support beams

Using a spirit level, place the support beams at 1m intervals directly under the location where the baskets will be installed.

Step 5 – Concrete Foundation

Pour in your concrete to set the beams in place.  Use a spirit level to ensure your posts stay vertical

Step 6 – Assemble the baskets

Assemble the baskets required for the first row (download instructions)

Step 7 – Attach to wall

Place the cages on top of the beams.  If the diameter of your support beams is larger than the 75mm x 75mm holes in the mesh then you can use bolt cutters to create a bigger hole

Use an industrial clamp plate or comparable hardware to attach the gabion to the wall once they are in place

Step 8 – Fill with stone

Fill the baskets with your choice of stone

Step 9 – Repeat steps

Repeat steps 6-8 for each row

Optional Step 1– Set into the ground

For added stability, you can install the first row into the ground/concrete

Optional Step 2– Angle section and clamp

For added stability, you can also install an angle section and clamp bar

Optional Step 3 – Add an opening

Where an opening is required for doors or windows a suitable lintel will be required. 

Anatomy of a typical installation

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
45cm 22.5cm  45cm 1
97.5cm 22.5cm  45cm 1
150cm 22.5cm  45cm 1
202.5cm 22.5cm  45cm 1
45cm 22.5cm  67.5cm 1
97.5cm 22.5cm  67.5cm 1
150cm 22.5cm  67.5cm 1
202.5cm 22.5cm  67.5cm 1
45cm 30cm  45cm 1
97.5cm 30cm  45cm 1
150cm 30cm  45cm 1
202.5cm 30cm  45cm 1
45cm 30cm  67.5cm 1
97.5cm 30cm  67.5cm 1
150cm 30cm  67.5cm 1
202.5cm 30cm  67.5cm 1

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