Knitted gabions

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What are knitted gabions?


The gabions are a high-strength combination of rock material and double-twisted galvanized metal mesh. The composition of the gabions resembles reinforced concrete, but with the difference that the steel hexagonal network and the rock fragments do not have a monolithic connection with each other and do not distribute the stresses from the load so well. Steel mesh has high compressive and tensile strength characteristics, while stone material has high compressive strength.


Knitted gabions are offered mainly in infrastructure, industrial and geotechnical construction. They have high strength characteristics, which makes them able to withstand huge loads of earth pressure and their own weight. Their freer shape compared to electric welded gabions does not make them a preferred choice in garden and landscape design, but it is what makes them an exceptional approach. They have a very high load capacity. Their looser structure helps them to adapt to the surface and the structures placed above it. Bodies in electro-welded gabions are welded, not braided, and at the same time stretched in the form of metal gratings, which are connected to each other by spirals or clamps. Knitted gabions do not use spirals, but only wire to tie their “lid” to the other sides of the gabion.

One of the positive properties of woven gabions is that they achieve a synergistic effect between the hexagonal mesh and the rock inert material. The hexagonal mesh is also resistant to pressure and tension, as it keeps the rock pieces in their defined positions. While the filling of rock material has a very high compressive strength, where it does not allow displacement of the gabions themselves.

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Characteristics of knitted gabions

Wire size: braided gabions are made of galvanized wire Ф3.00, usually with double-twist, but they are also made with triple-twist.

Types of coating: the main coating for this type of gabion is zinc coating. It protects the metal from the harmful effects of the atmosphere (atmospheric water, rain, snow, wind and temperature amplitudes), as well as from corrosion. Gabions of Galfan wire can be made to order.

Types of cells: the standard holes of knitted gabions are hexagonal holes with a mesh size of 80×100 mm.

Advantages of knitted gabions

  1. High stability and load-bearing capacity – gabions are able to withstand very large loads. The combination of rock materials and metal mesh increases the load-bearing capacity and durability of the structure. The components complement each other. The high curb weight of gabion structures contributes to their resistance to impact, overturning and slipping.
  2. Durability of the construction – the gabions themselves are extremely durable not only in time but also in various external weathering and corrosion. Thanks to this, gabions retain their durability and appearance for years to come.
  3. Easy installation and maintenance – gabions are structures that do not require significant capital investment during their installation and operation. They are characterized by extremely long life. Their coating preserves the metal, and the rock fragments are also not affected by the weather, which leads to the elimination of special maintenance over time.
  4. Budget solution – as a solution gabion structures are relatively budget, and for comparison can be taken into account the necessary funds for the implementation of a solid reinforced concrete structure. They are easy to install, machines are required only for large and difficult objects. The aggregate material with which they are filled is mainly rock fragments, which are also low cost.
  5. Environmental friendliness and safety – gabion structures are environmentally friendly. The cavities between the rock fragments in the gabions allow the vegetation to grow without hindering its development. The metal mesh of the gabion is an ideal supporting skeleton for all creeping plants. This makes them a perfect choice for various landscape projects in yards, gardens, parks, etc.

Applications of knitted gabions

  • for the strengthening of landslides, slopes, embankments, terrains;
  • to strengthen sea and river banks;
  • for construction of dams and protective facilities;
  • to create artificial riverbeds and canals;
  • for construction and strengthening of dam walls;
  • for the construction of road and railway sites;
  • for terracing terrains and slopes with displacement;
  • for other types of engineering equipment.

Sizes of knitted gabions

Gabion size Wire size Cell size Diaphragm
100 х 50 х 50 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
100 х 100 х 100 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
200 х 50 х 50 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
1 pcs
200 х 100 х 50 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
1 pcs
200 х 100 х 100 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
1 pcs
300 х 100 х 100 cm
3.00 mm
80х100 mm
2 pcs

Note: Orders are accepted for other sizes, depending on the quantity assignment.

In order to choose the most suitable model of knitted gabion, it is necessary to take into account basic factors. It is important to consider what external efforts the structure itself will be subjected to and whether its purpose will be support or simply decorative. Accordingly, the most appropriate size is chosen to produce the gabion. If you are not sure what type of gabions you need, you can always contact our consultants for a free consultation by phone or email.

How to order?

Contact us at the following contacts:

Tel: +359 876 836 490

Delivery methods

  • Pickup with own transport from Sofia, 67 Okolovrasten pat Str.
  • Delivery via Transpress for weight over 50 kg. (palletized shipment).
  • Delivery by courier of your choice.
  • Delivery with our transport.

Delivery times

Delivery time minimum 5 working days, depending on the number of ordered gabions.

Available in stock of woven and welded gabions can check at the indicated contacts.