Gabion Mattresses

Geosynthetics Gabions Mattresses are Double twisted wire mesh designed to provide a robust and attractive solution for erosion control, retaining walls, noise and flood protection bunds, channel and river embankment protection

Gabions and Geo textiles are normally used together to reduce water velocities and to re-capture river bed sediment in streams. Flat Gabions, called River or Reno Mattresses, are widely used in river courses where soil erosion is a problem over a large flat or sloped area in need of protection against soil loss or scour. They are used mostly in the civil engineering industry, especially in the construction of roadway drainage structures. Recently however, due to the many environmental benefits associated with gabions, they are being used in many various applications and industries.

We manufacture Gabions using a Class A Galvanising – or together with an additional 0.5mm thickness PVC coating – for hexagonal type woven wire mesh gabion materials. The woven mesh has a high tensile strength, as well as a high compressive strength when filled with suitable un-weathered rock.

Internationally, gabion materials have been commonly used since the early 1880’s all over the world and have become one of the main soil erosion control and retaining wall solution elements. Some have tried to use more rigid, welded-mesh elements and sometimes even plastic materials for gabion materials. However time and again the high strength and flexibility of the honeycomb shaped (hexagonal) steel wire mesh has proven to provide the ultimate solution.

Gabions are supplied in a wide range of sizes, commonly measured firstly in length x width x height of basket (all measurements in metres). Standard sized baskets are available, listed on our website, other sizes can sometimes be made available depending on the quantity required (it should be noted that the latter requires a longer period of time to be manufactured than standard sized units).

Mesh Type10 x 12 
Wire TypeOnly Zinc CoatedZinc + PVC Coated
Mesh Wire Dia, mm2.202.70/3.70 *
Edge / Selvedge wire Dia, mm2.703.40/4.40 *
Lacing Wire Dia, mm2.002.30/3.20 *
PVC Coating thickness, mmN.ANominal - 0.50
Minimum - 0.38
Typical Sizes Length x Width x Height
(m) / Number of Diaphragms
4 x 2 x 0.17 / 3 Nos, 3 x 2 x 0.17 / 2 Nos, 2 x 2 x 0.17 / 1 No
4 x 2 x 0.23 / 3 Nos, 3 x 2 x 0.23 / 2 Nos, 2 x 2 x 0.23 / 1 No
4 x 2 x 0.30 / 3 Nos, 3 x 2 x 0.30 / 2 Nos, 2 x 2 x 0.30 / 1 No
Tolerances in size of GTI
Gabion Mattresses
Length & Width +/- 5% : Height <= 0.3m +/- 10%
* Internal Diameter / External Diameter of PVC Coated Wire
Only standard sizes of Gabion Boxes are indicated in the table above. Special sizes can also be ordered as agreed between the purchaser and manufacturer.