We also sell to the public for bespoke or small projects.
Gabions are customisable and we can fabricate curves for home garden use. The picture to the left of this is a great example of our gabions displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show. As you can see the gabions can be planted in to soften edges. If used for a seating areas slabs can be cut and placed on top of the wall to make a striking feature. When used for a landscaping purpose their versatility is limited only by imagination. For example wine bottles have been used as an infill, or a recent trend is to half fill with stones and half fill with timber logs. FMM can insert a partition at the front of the gabions in order that expensive stone can be used at the front whilst the rest of the gabion can be filled with lower quality aggregate. We also can offer bespoke gabions for specific designs from curves to steps.
Welded Mesh Gabions are manufactured from Galfan Wire or triple life coated.
3” x 3” (76.2mm x 76.2mm) x 3, 4 or 5mm Galfan coated (95% Zinc 5% Aluminium for up to 4 times the life of a galvanised finish, see attached data sheet for comparison with standard galvanising) welded mesh Gabion baskets wire as per EN 10218-2. All mesh panels used to produce our baskets are European sourced and conform to EN10244-2 with a tensile range of 540-770N/mm2, steel grade 0.10% Carbon max, Weld sheer strength minimum 75% of the tensile strength of the wire.
We also supply gabion baskets in the same specification as the above but with a 2.7mm Galfan coated core which is then green PVC coated to an over all diameter or 3.22mm, average coating thickness is no less than 0.25mm, PVC coating is compound UV stabilised as per ISO4892-2.
Plastic coated units are most suitable for coastal projects. The Gabions comply with the Department of Transport White Book specification, as detailed in section: 6.26/4, and amended August 1994
Gabion boxes and Mattresses are made from 76.2mm x 76.2mm nominal (3" x 3") Welded Mesh, divided by diaphragms at 1 metre centres where necessary with wire diameters 3mm, 4mm or 5mm.
3mm diameter wire is used on lower retaining walls, 4mm diameter wire on medium to high retaining walls and the heaviest 5mm wire for the highest structures. FMM also fabricate our baskets in mixed diameter wire panels for clients where cost saving is important.
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Welded gabion mattress is manufactured from cold drawn steel, electronically welded at each section to form welded mesh panels and covered with PVC coating for additional anti-corrosive property.
The PVC coated heavy hexagonal mesh is manufactured from low carbon steel wire and coated with a PVC coating to strengthen the anti-corrosive property.
Gabion mattress is also called reno mattress, it is mainly composed of double twisted hexagonal wire mesh, thus the mesh shape is often hexagonal shape.