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A Stone Retaining Wall – Benefits and More

Australians love spending time outside, and a beautifully manicured backyard make al fresco entertaining even more enticing. However, hills and slopes can make landscaping very difficult, and finding a flat area to enjoy dinner or a cup of tea can become downright impossible. Thankfully, there is a solution. A stone retaining wall could be just what your property needs. Designed to level off your backyard, they allow you to take back control of how you use your space. Better yet, the walls themselves are attractive too! In the guide below, we’ve outlined the main features and benefits of stone walling, so you can give your property a new lease on…

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How to Design the Perfect Gabion Basket Fireplaces

Well known for their excellent capabilities as retaining walls, outdoor seating and garden bed fencing, gabion baskets actually have a range of other uses that solidify their position as one of the most versatile features of your backyard. Gabion basket fireplaces are an excellent choice for any property, able to house wood burning fires and ovens of all sizes and styles! If you’re considering the installation of a fireplace in your home, then it’s time to look at design – and we’ve come up with a guide to create the perfect design for your tastes. What materials work for your style? One of the best things about gabion baskets is…

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Tips for Installing Retaining Wall Blocks

These days, home improvements are becoming increasingly popular – yet we often only focus our energy on interior solutions. If you’re wanting to show your whole property some love, consider landscaping and how it can change the shape of your yard. Whether or not your home sits on a slope, retaining wall blocks can be a great way to see quick and effective results that last. If you’re wondering what they are and how to install them, then simply read on! What are they? Before you learn all the tips and tricks to installing retaining wall blocks, it pays to know what they are. Essentially, a retaining wall, which can…

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7 Facts About Garden Design with Gabion Baskets

Though Gabions have been in use for an incredibly long time, they are only now becoming popular within our backyards. These steel cages are designed to hold stone or any other solid materials, and make a practical and beautiful addition to any property. Here are some ways your garden design can benefit from gabion baskets.   They are versatile The best thing about gabion caging is that you can use them for so many things throughout your property. From retaining walls to furniture, they will make your home look contemporary and unique. You can even create a breathtaking vertical garden, to make the most out of small yards and balconies….

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Understanding The Importance Of Retaining Walls

There are several different reasons why you might choose to build a retaining wall somewhere on your property. From holding some level of soil away from your home or garden area to the sheer aesthetic appeal of these walls, there are plenty of reasons to take the plunge. In this article, we have outlined the three main reasons that homeowners tend to build these walls: To Hold Back Soil Due to the availability of land or simply because you fell in the love with the stunning views, your home may have been built on a hill or in a valley between hills. One of these walls can be used to…

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5 Cool Gabion Wall Design Ideas

Have you fallen in love with the look and feel of gabion baskets filled with stunning natural stone? We can’t blame you – we think they look fantastic and make a great addition to any home. Trying to determine how to incorporate gabion wall design into your property, however, can be a real challenge. This is why we have shared 5 of our favourite ideas: Retaining Walls The intended purpose of gabion baskets, retaining walls can be used to help flatten out a sloped property to make the space more usable. Backfill the area with nutrient-rich soil and turn it into a thriving garden bed. If you have a more…

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Gabion Wall Design Ideas – Adding Beauty To Your Property

Are you on the lookout for gabion wall design ideas to add some beauty to your property? Walls are a fantastic choice for a number of reasons – they can help you to flatten out areas of a sloped property, making them more functional; they can be used to create raised garden beds; and they can be used simply as decorative features. If you’re looking for some ideas that could work with your property, you’ve come to the right place! Humble Walls If the walls are low, it’s the top that matters most – keep this in mind when packing rocks, saving the best and most interesting pieces until last….

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Simple Ways To Beautify Your Garden With Retaining Walls

Looking for some inspiration for your garden? Retaining walls are a perfect solution – they can be used to flatten out sloping blocks, to create privacy screens or just to add a point of interest to your landscape. We have seen these walls used in a variety of different ways over the years, so if you’re looking for some ideas you’ve come to the right place! Tiered Flowerbeds Whether you’ve got a sloping block or not, these walls can be used to create tiered flowerbeds. Not only will the varying height levels add some interest to your landscape, if you do have a sloping block they can be used to…

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How to Build A Retaining Wall

Many people love the look of gabion baskets, from the subtle variations in stone colour to the texture of the different rock fillings. If you are interested in using them to build a retaining wall on your property, you might be searching for some valuable information on how to actually tackle the construction. Just note that, if the wall is under 1 metre high, you won’t need engineer’s computations to build it. But if the wall is more than 1 metre high, you will. In this case, it’s definitely recommended that you seek the assistance of a professional to design, engineer and put the baskets together for you. The instructions…

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What Benefits Do Gabion Baskets Offer When Used As Retaining Walls?

One of the most common uses for gabion baskets is as retaining walls, which are often used to stabilise a slope and to control erosion (particularly in overly wet climates). If you’re thinking about using these baskets to build some walls around your property, you might be interested in the benefits that you will ultimately receive. We’ve covered some of the main ones here: Aesthetically Pleasing The baskets have a natural appearance and can be used to tie your home into the landscape by using filler materials similar to those found elsewhere on the property. The stones that you have chosen will also play a major role in the overall…

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A Guide To Packing Rocks In Your Gabion Baskets

Packing different types of rocks requires slightly different techniques. Stone of a flatish nature will pack to a denser finish than rounded pebbles or river rocks. Flatter stones will give you a traditional dry stacked effect in your basket as opposed to a rounded river rock that will which will give a more freeform jumbled look. If using a river rock or rounded stone ensure that the stones are placed and stable before continuing on to the next layer, rounded stones tend to compress under weight (as they are only touching each other at a few points) and you could end up with some bellowing out at the centre points….

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