Gabions

The term gabion is used for those metal grid boxes which, filled with stone and in function of their weight, ensure the stability of banks or river beaches. The word itself comes from the Italian cage or basket, but the terms stone cage or stone box are also used in some languages. A wide range of our hot-dip galvanized, welded steel grids can be used for the gabions, and their scope of use can be significantly expanded as well: gabion support walls, fences, garden furniture or wall envelopes are all possible options! With their functional flexibility, gabions provide great solutions for various goals. For this reason, they have become popular not only in road, water and railway construction, but also among owners and designers of public institutions, public spaces and private gardens. In order to obtain a durable and aesthetic result, the Steelvent 2000 welded grids are additionally galvanized.

The most common application of gabion supporting walls is in road- and railway construction. Besides gabion cages, gabion mats are also used to cover watercourse beds and banks in water construction.

When we want to protect our private sphere from uninvited eyes and partially from noises, we have the option of building our whole fence from a solid gabion structure. By combining the colours of the stones, it becomes easy to construct a unique gabion fence.

When it comes to using gabion in gardens, we most commonly meet smaller gabion supporting walls, gabion garden furniture, and different forms of gabion flowerbeds serving ornamental functions. The most widely used gabion supporting wall in gardens is 1 metre in height and 50 cm in width.

Gabion is becoming more and more widely used, and today it is not uncommon to have gabion envelope as the ornamental element of external walls. We usually construct 15, 30 or 50 cm wide gabion envelopes. The harmonization of the filling stone size with the gabion grid density is an important factor in this case as well.