Gabion Wall - Design Tips

Standard Gabions 39

Gabion wall design & wall construction tips

  • Gabion courses should fully bear down on the unit below and not overhang at the rear.
  • Slopes of retained fill cannot exceed the internal angle of friction of the soil.
  • In poor ground bearing conditions opt for a larger base and / or stepped wall configuration to even bearing pressures. Embed a wider founding gabion to spread the loading over a greater area.
  • Avoid where possible gabion walls built with a vertical face. The section will increase and deformation on the gabion face will be more visible.
  • For quality installations, use the Gabion 27 system which has a heavier mesh face and smaller cell size.
  • For standard system 39 gabions, opt for a heavier facing mesh.
  • When using standard gabion 39 system, nominally step the face of the gabion wall at each course.
  • Gabion 27 system has factory preset offsets for each course or can be flush.
  • Ensure that the gabion wall design is based on factual soil investigations.
  • Select the gabion system based on stability, economy of design, volume of earth works required and quality of installation required.
  • contact Devoran Metals for further advise with gabion wall design and gabion wall construction

Standard Gabions - Sizes

1m x 1m x 0.5m x 3mm - From £25 + vat


1m x 1m x 0.5m   
1m x 1m x 1m  
1.5m x 1m x 1m 
2m x 1m x 0.5m  
2m x 1m x 1m 

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