If you are looking for a garden wall solution that is both sturdy and cost effective, you might want to consider a gabion wall.
A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, and military applications.
Gabions are free-draining walls that are constructed by filling large galvanised steel baskets with rock. Gabion walls are in many instances, the most cost effective structural wall available.
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Gabion baskets are available in a variety of different sizes. They come in 1/2 or 1 meter high, and 2, 3, or 4 meters long.
Flexibilty is an important benefit of any gabion structure. Since the baskets are constructed of galvanised mesh wire and filled with rock, the flexibility of a gabion structure allows it to withstand pressure without deforming, cracking or breaking as in the case of concrete and other materials.
There are very few limits when it comes to the construction of a gabion wall. Walls can be constructed following grade along a road, tapered on top to follow changing elevation or terraced creating stunning flower gardens that can flow over the wall.
What type of stone will best suit your overall development?
Any type of stone can be used but remember the larger the stones the more time consuming filling the baskets will be. Larger stones need to be individually placed to get that classic look.
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Smaller stones can be poured, using a bucket, into the baskets, with very little stone arrangement required.
At the moment, we have an introductory offer on gabion stone, at $90 per cubic metre.
This offer is available through to Easter, so give us a call on 5453 7100 to discuss your gabion wall project and take advantage of this fantastic special offer. And remember to get your Sunshine Coast Rocks Off Us!
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