Beautiful Gabion Walls Limerick, Cork & Kerry.
Gabions are elegant stone-filled mesh cages that are crafted to form structurally & astatically pleasing designs for garden products and leisure ware for your home.
For your home specialised gabions have been used in garden projects all across Europe to create feature walls, planters, benches and even water features.
GABION BASKETS - We cover Limerick, Cork & Kerry.
In many situations, gabions are used including earth movement and erosion stabilization, river control, storage tanks, channel refurbishments, landscape and retaining walls. They can be produced in woven or welded mesh. Welded mesh gabions can be erected faster and no tensioning is necessary. This enables them to remain shaped, free of bulges and depressions, and fit easily against the wall. Holes can be cut into them if necessary to pass pipes etc. through and they can be filled by the machine.
Gabions are customizable and curves can be manufactured for use in the home garden. The photo on the left is a good example of our gabions at the Chelsea Flower Show. The gabions can be planted to soft edges, as you can see. When used for a seating area, sheets can be cut and placed on the wall for a striking feature. When used for the purpose of landscaping their versatility is only limited by imagination. For example, wine bottles have been used as infills or a recent trend involves half stone filling and half wood log filling (this type of filling is only suitable for decorative and non-structural uses). FMM can insert a partition at the front of gabions to allow costly stones to be used on the front, while lower quality aggregates can be added for the rest of the gabions. We can also offer custom designs from curves to steps.
Gabions used as cladding can offer buildings, walls and many other situations an attractive finish. Gabions from 0.3 meters to 0.5 meters are generally used and must be connected via clamp bars to the existing building. At 4 to 5 mm height 4 mm dia wire baskets and 5 mm dia wire above this height should be applied. The baskets are filled with internal diaphragms that divide the basket into partitions of no more than 700 mm2.
Gabion Walls Limerick, Cork & Kerry.
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) 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 in Green Nature coated. Full specification 3” x 3” (76.2mm x 76.2mm) x 2.77/3.22mm 4life “4 times the life of a galvanized finish", then Nature coated welded mesh. Nature coated to an overall diameter or 3.22mm, average coating thickness is no less than 0.25mm, Nature" coating is based on PE and is superior to PVC in UV resistance or behaviour in cold temperatures. Main advantage is the environmental aspects including storage, use and recycling. Apart from that "Nature" is comparable to PVC. All mesh panels used to produce our baskets are European sourced from a European supplier IS0 9001, ISO4001, OHSAS 18001 registered 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.
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.
gabions used for walkwayGabion 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.
In many situations gabions have now become an important feature, and thin walls made from narrow deep gabions have become extremely popular. Since they require vertical faces and have a small depth, additional support is necessary to provide stability. This can be done with metal or concrete posts in the gabion basket at regular intervals.
For this purpose, Fine Mesh Metals provide a range of baskets made of 4 mm wire for the additional strength needed to prevent facial deformation, with a minimum basket depth of 0.3 m preferably 0.5 m. The baskets are supplied with internal diaphragms, which divide the basket in cloths not exceeding 700 mm.
Below are the standard sizes that we can manufacture in any size. It is best to keep to the specified sizes in order to reduce costs. If you need a certain height, try to keep the mesh size at 75 mm combinations to provide full squares.