New PA6 coating now available for more information click here

Maccaferri is known as the inventor of the modern gabion, and holds the original gabion patent awarded in the late 1890s!

Today's Maccaferri gabion is a rectangular wire mesh box made from double twisted hexagonal mesh of steel wire, additionally reinforced by selvedges of heavier wire running along the edges and by transverse diaphragms. These woven mesh boxes are delivered to site flat-packed, where they are assembled, lifted into position, and filled with durable rock. The modular nature of the gabion means that it can be used in a vast array of applications and configurations. They can also be easily amended on site and shaped to suit project requirements. Maccaferri double twist woven mesh gabions are ideal for accommodating differential settlement and will not unravel or unzip even when exposed to extreme loads or when wires within the mesh are cut or damaged. No other retaining structure can accommodate differential settlements as well as a woven mesh gabion wall.

Maccaferri gabions are available with a galvanised finish or with an additional polymer protective coating or as Galfan coated units. Galfan is a high performance galvanising process using a zinc/aluminium/mischmetal alloy coating. This offers significantly greater protection than traditional zinc galvanising. Where the product is exposed to water courses or a saline environment, Maccaferri strongly recommends a polymer coated galvanised unit for improved design life.

Gabions are installed after filling on site with stones in order to create a flexible, permeable and monolithic structure such as for retaining walls, river bank protection works, weirs and erosion control works.

In order to strengthen the structure, all the edges are reinforced with a wire having a larger diameter than that used for the mesh. A combination of various types of mesh and wire diameters are available depending on the mechanical performance required and the various combinations of dimensions and measurements of the Gabion elements.

Maccaferri woven mesh gabions are BBA Approved with a recommended design life of up to 120 years.  

BBA Certificates

Download Maccaferri Gabions

Download Maccaferri Hexagonal Mesh for Civil Engineering

Download Maccaferri Hexagonal Mesh for Civil Engineering - Detail Sheet 2 Gabions and Reno Mattresses


Download Gabions & Reno Mattresses Brochure

Download Engineering a Better Solution

Download PA6 Brochure

Case History

Download Winchester Services, M3 Motorway

Download Lincolnshire Energy from Waste

Download Project Evergreen - Northolt Embankment

Download Alexander Stadium Birmingham

Download Milton Keynes Busway Park and Ride

Download Gabion Cladding Projects in Nottingham

Download Kidbrooke Village

Download BBC Cardiff

Download Kildare Route: Ireland's Transport 21 Scheme

Download Glasgow to Edinburgh Mainline

Download Wicklow Port Access

Download 50 Year Old Gabion Wall

Download Benbecula Airport Protection

Download NATS Security Bund Prestwick Airport

Download M1 Widening at Junction 25

Download Portlethan Geomac System

Installation Guide

Download Gabions - Mitre Ends Installation Guide

Download Gabions and Reno Mattresses Installation Guide

Download Gabions - Tapered Gabion Construction

Download Welded Gabions Installation Guide

Maccaferri Construction Project Examples

Download Egde Protection Systems Project Examples

Download Gabion Project Examples

Download ReadyMac (Prefilled Gabion) Project Examples

Download Woven Gabions Project Examples

Download Welded Gabions Project Examples

Download Rail Work Project Examples

Technical Data Sheet

Download Gabions - PVC Zinc Galvanised 8 / 2.7

Download Gabions - Zinc Galvanised 8 / 2.7

Download Gabions - Zinc Galvanised 8 / 3.0

Download ReadyMac Gabions

Download Welded Gabions - Galvanised 76x76

Download UK Specifying Guide to Gabions

Download Gabion filling material

Download Lacing Wire - Zinc coated and PVC coated lacing wire

Download Welded Gabion Panels - Galvanised 75 x 75

Download Welded Gabions - PVC Coated 75 x 75

Download Welded Gabions - Galvanised 75 x 75

Download Welded Gabions - PVC coated Zn95-AL5 Galvanised 76x76

Download Rings and Fasteners

orange Back to Products list