Retaining Walls

Our gabion baskets make for truly amazing retaining walls
Using gabion baskets for retaining walls
  • A “dry” retaining wall, which means that they have no mortar and are incredibly well draining (no water build up)
  • Can effectively stabilise a slope and control erosion on your property
  • Rectangle wire baskets are formed onsite; arrive like a flat pack
  • A range of standard and custom made sizes are available to accommodate projects of all shapes and sizes
  • Suitable for residential and commercial use; we have worked on retaining walls for backyard patios and train stations
  • Are incredibly long lasting, whether you grow vegetation on them or not
  • Steel mesh is incredibly strong and designed to withstand all conditions
  • Any stones can be chosen to fill the baskets, but selection is usually made based on colour, availability and price

9 Reasons to Choose Garden Retaining Wall Blocks

  1. Installation Cost Many people are surprised that a gabion retaining wall cost won’t break the bank – see our pricing guide for more information.
  2. Little Need to Dig Building gabion retaining walls doesn’t require extensive digging for footings, like with poured concrete or mortared bricks. There is also no need for post holes, like with sleeper constructions.
  3. No Mortar Required Simply fill the basket with your selection of retaining wall stones, rearranging them until they each sit snugly. There is no need to mortar them into place – the basket and gravity will do that for you.
  4. Perfect for DIY-ers Anyone can put our gabion retaining wall systems together and fill them with stone – you won’t need a specialist tradesperson. Depending on the size of your project, you can have it completed in a day or two.
  5. Saves Time The fact that you don’t need to dig too deep or wait for mortar to set means that you can finish building a retaining wall relatively quickly.
  6. Flexible Designs The different size baskets that we offer coupled with the extensive range of natural stone available means that you have flexibility in overall retaining wall design and appearance.
  7. Highly Durable Gabion baskets can withstand movement and settlement without sustaining cracks and other damage (unlike poured concrete retaining wall materials, which do not like movement).
  8. Resistant to Decay Unlike walls that utilise timber, natural stone retaining wall blocks for sale are not susceptible to rot and other forms of decay. They also don’t experience any vulnerability to white ant and other borers.
  9. Varying Heights You have the ability to build rock cage retaining walls as high as you require – simply stack the baskets on top of each other until the required height is reached. You may need engineer’s computations over one metre high.
Tutorial – putting the basket together
Standard sizes

Please contact us if you have other sizes in mind; we are happy to custom make the mesh according to your needs. We offer two different kinds of steel for the construction of these baskets.

  • Welded Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel Mesh

1000 x 1000 x 1000 5mm mesh

1000 x 1000 x 500 5mm mesh

1000 x 1000 x 300 5mm mesh

1000 x 500 x 500 5mm mesh

1000 x 500 x 300 5mm mesh

1000 x 300 x 300 5mm mesh

  • Welded Black Steel Mesh (designed to rust)

1000 x 500 x 500 5mm mesh

1000 x 500 x 300 5mm mesh

1000 x 300 x 300 5mm mesh

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The images above depict how our stone retaining walls have been used to create a garden bed that is much easier to work with. The pitch of the slope has been reduced, whilst having retaining walls built with natural stone has greatly improved the overall appearance of the area.