Green Gabion

Our Green Gabions are modular gabion units used for streambank stabilization, restoration and erosion protection solutions.

They are is specifically designed for use with soil bioengineering techniques such as live staking, brush layering and rooted plants, to create permanent, vegetating, armoured systems. The Green Gabion consists of a basket manufactured from heavily galvanized and polymer coated double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh which is lined with a 100% coir blanket. The unit is filled in-place with gabion stone and then the voids between the stones are filled with quality topsoil, before the unit is closed.

The topsoil sustains the establishment of the vegetating soil-bioengineering techniques, and the stone fill provides a tough skeleton to the system.

Our gabions are manufactured in our factories around the world. The management and production system in many of our factories is certified in compliance with ISO 9001.

In selected factories, the mesh is produced in accordance with 305/2011 regulation (ex. 89/106/CEE) and in compliance with standard EN10223-3:2013. The management and production system is certified in compliance with standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (related to the environmental management system).

Please contact your local Maccaferri subsidiary for details on the compliance and certification in your area.


MacSoil is a prismatic (or trapezoidal) gabion element engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. It is used to form low-height retaining structures or revetment protection works and has the final appearance of a vegetated natural slope.

The front face of the unit includes an additional mesh layer to form a slim containment system into which quality topsoil is introduced. A geosynthetic matting is used to prevent the topsoil from spilling out through the mesh fascia. The core of the gabion unit is filled in the normal way.


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