Architectural gabion is welded mesh which is either mild steel coated with 300gsm of 10% aluminium and 90% zinc or 316L Stainless Steel.
We stock a wide range of gabion products and accessories including C rings and gabion tools.
AL-TEN™ (mild steel mesh) Gabion
Manufactured in mild steel to a minimum wire coating of 290 grams per m2 which is Aluminium 10% and Zinc 90%. The mesh is manufactured in Australia to meet gabion specification ASTM 974-97.
Although difficult to predict as lifespan of all steels is largely dependant upon the environment. Generally you can expect 20 years life for galvanised wire, and 2-3 times longer life span for Galfan, AL-TEN™, PVC coated and stainless steel.
Stainless Steel 316L Gabion
Manufactured in rust resistant 316L Stainless Steel and used where salt water is likely to come into contact with the gabion or where customers prefer the look of stainless steel.
Gabion makes ideal garden walls for any landscaping project. They have the advantage of being easy to build and can look great. By using different rocks and materials a gabion wall can stand out. Useful to breakup areas of garden or park into separate areas. A low wall of 1m or less can be built to curve around a seating area for example. Also great for acoustic walls by using sound absorption materials within the wall with rocks on the outsides.
Gabion has been traditionally been used for retaining walls due to its low cost compared to conventional methods. They can be built as either mass gravity walls (relying on the weight of rock to retain the earth) or as mechanically stabilised walls (which use geogrids or earth anchors to hold the wall in place).
Cladding and Columns
Architectural gabion is perfect for cladding an otherwise ugly concrete facade or column. They can be built to a depth of only 200mm. Often used in front of woven (hex mesh) gabion which is cheap but unattractive. By building an architectural gabion facade in front of a saggy woven wall a designer can achieve both cost savings and a fantastic looking building or wall.
Curved gabion wall using AL-TEN
AL-TEN gabion wall
AL-TEN gabion feature columns