Gabion Column

Gabion columns used for garden and landscaping projects, fence columns or as posts.

You can also make your own using the custom size gabion tool

  • Manufactured in the UK, to BS EN standards.

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Gabion Kit Includes

Gabion Column Overview

Installation Instructions

If the columns are being installed in a public location or they are large and heavy please consult an engineer to ensure your design is stable. Your engineer’s design and instructions should take priority over the instructions below.

To Do Explanation

Step 1 – Identify location

Mark the location where you plan to construct your column

Step 2 – Dig

Dig until the ground is firm.

Step 3 – Install Support Posts

Add a metal support pole which can be placed inside of the gabion or supporting the outside if you prefer. The depth of the support post should be around 1/3 the height of the gabion column.

You can use wooden or metal poles such as a scaffolding post. If your pole is hollow you will need to plug the gap at the top to prevent water from entering.

Step 5– Add Basecourse

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

  • 1m high gabion = 10cm gravel
  • 2m high gabion = 20cm gravel
  • 3m high gabion = 20cm gravel

 

This step is not required if you are going to add a concrete foundation

Step 4 – Concrete Foundation (If Required)

Most low-level and/or wide gabion columns do not usually require a foundation. If your column is 1m+ or narrow you may need a concrete foundation for added stability

The depth of the foundation should be around 1/3 the height of the gabion column. You can set the support posts into the concrete foundation.

Step 6 – Compact

Compact the basecourse using a plate compactor or a spade.

Step 6 – Install gabions

Place the gabions around the support posts

Step 7 – Fill the gabions

Fill the gabions and your done:)

Calculate Stone Quantity

  • Use the guide below to calculate the amount of stone that you need to fill your gabion column

 

Gabion Wall Dimensions (cm) Bulk Bags of Stone Required
15cm 15cm 45cm 1
22.5cm 22.5cm 45cm 1
30cm 30cm 45cm 1
37.5cm 37.5cm 45cm 1
15cm 15cm 97.5cm 1
22.5cm 22.5cm 97.5cm 1
30cm 30cm 97.5cm 1
37.5cm 37.5cm 97.5cm 1
22.5cm 22.5cm 150cm 1
30cm 30cm 150cm 1
45cm 45cm 150cm 1
60cm 60cm 150cm 2
97.5cm 97.5cm 150cm 4
37.5cm 37.5cm 195cm 1
45cm 45cm 195cm 1
60cm 60cm 195cm 2
97.5cm 97.5cm 195cm 4

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