Some of you may have heard about it, but what does a gabion wall really mean? Word " gabion "Comes from Italian gabionne which means "big cage" and that's partly what defines this particular wall.
First used in civil engineering, the gabion wall can now be installed at home. Its maintenance is easy and the materials needed for its construction are simple: an iron cage that can be bought for a price ranging between 30 and 130 € according to the desired dimensions and stones to fill it.
Gabion wall with contrasting wooden bench
As for stones, the choice belongs to you alone and is purely aesthetic. For example, you can create a pattern by choosing stones of various colors and textures. The gabion wall is being used to replace a fenced traditional or as street furniture as a bench or even stairs. It can also be built as a retaining wall or simply to decorate a facade.
Gabion wall with irregular stones contained in an iron cage
As you can see in some of the images that follow, the gabion wall can easily be complemented by plants provided you fill it with not only stones but also earth. It is as versatile as it is inexpensive and adds an undeniable character to an exterior design. Discover more examples below ...
landscaped garden with walls built of various stones
A wall encrusted with an ethanol fireplace
M ur in gabion adorned with various plants
gabion walls filled with slag create a modern look
stone, iron and wood are three materials that marry wonderfully
A wall that completes the stone walls
cages may contain the equivalent of a staircase