Reno Mattresses are units manufactured from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh 6×8 type, made of heavily galvanised wire. Reno® mattresses are divided into uniformly portioned cells by internal diaphragms positioned at 1-meter lateral centres; the diaphragms are created by inserting an upright double-mesh fold in the base panel, which improves diaphragm stability during filling operations.
Reno® mattresses are filled with stones at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as river bank protection and channel linings for erosion control projects. In order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter.
Named after one of the first interventions carried out by Maccaferri over 100 years ago, the Reno® Mattress is now synonymous with hydraulic works and erosion protection projects worldwide.
Maccaferri Reno® Mattresses are cages, engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. Delivered flat-packed, they are assembled and then filled with stones at the project site to form flexible and permeable, monolithic structures such as river bank protection and channel linings for erosion control.
This solution reduces the environmental footprint of riverbank protection. This is due to savings of materials, transport. Furthermore, Reno® Mattress Plus creates a natural habitat for living species, enhancing biodiversity through the protection of the benthos: the interstitial spaces of the mattress offer a habitat for species that live in the transition zone between water and land.
Finally, Reno® Mattress Plus is easier to install, even in steep slope conditions, thanks to its robust doble diaphragms which speed up its setup process.