Gabions

We are the undisputed global leader in the manufacture, design and supply of gabion baskets

Maccaferri gabions are cages which are engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. Delivered flat-packed, our gabions are assembled and then filled with stones at the project site.

There are numerous uses for these modular units and are typically used to form flexible, permeable and monolithic structures such as retaining walls, channel linings, hydraulic control structures and erosion protection. They are increasingly being used in architectural applications as well.

Maccaferri gabion baskets are made from high quality steel wire, which is heavily galvanised to provide long term corrosion protection. An additional protective polymeric coating is also applied for gabions that are to be used in more aggressive environments, or where a longer design life is required.

In order to reinforce the structure, all mesh panel edges are selvedged with a wire having a greater diameter.

Our new PA6 polymer coating has been added to our range of protective coatings to offer a solution to those projects that require improved environmental and technical performance to the existing PVC and HDPE coated mesh products on the market.

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 gabion mesh is produced in compliance with CPR – Construction Product Regulation 305/2011, having EC marking in compliance with ETA-09/0414. The management and production system is certified in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (related to the environmental management system).

Jumbo Gabion

Our Jumbo Gabions are used on large scale civil engineering projects where large volumes of gabions are to be constructed. Identical in concept to our regular gabions, Jumbo Gabions are just much larger!

Green Gabion

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

MacSoil

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.

Cylindrical Gabion

The cylindrical gabions are cylindrical structures made from double twist 8×10 cm hexagonal wire mesh with mechanical properties greater than those specified in UNI-EN 10223-3, certified in accordance with the “Guidelines to draw up specifications for the use of double twist wire netting” issued by the National Public Works Council – Central Technical Service.

Sack Gabion

Sack gabions are cylindrical baskets engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. The tubular units are filled with gabion stone at the project site and laced tightly shut. This modular unit is then used to provide erosion protection for river banks, scour protection of bridge piers, or any situation that requires immediate defence from the erosion effects of water.

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