gabion wall with rocks

A gabion retaining wall consists of stone-filled gabions neatly stacked on top of each other. 

These are rectangular baskets welded together with thick galvanised steel wires. They are filled with cobbles or crushed rock, creating a sturdy and powerful barrier. 

As a supplier of building materials in Singapore, Progress ABMS is able to customise gabion walls according to your project’s requirements.

Contact us to learn more and get a quotation on our gabion wall materials for your next project.

Advantages of Gabion Wall

  • Scalable and durable

Gabion walls can be applied to both massive structures and small-scaled projects. 

Made of durable wire mesh, they become stronger over time as vegetation is collected in the filling of the baskets.

  • Improves site productivity

Gabion walls can be constructed quickly and require low maintenance as compared to brick or concrete walls. They are also easy to handle and transport.

  • Permeable and reduces water erosion

They reduce the need for drainage pipes to be installed. 

Gabion walls are also effective for river banks as they reduce soil erosion and lower the velocity of water passing through it.

  • Environmentally friendly

They have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a concrete wall of the same height. Vegetation and recyclable materials can also be placed or established inside.

Common Applications of Gabion Wall

Gabion walls can be used in the following applications:

  • Retaining wall structures
  • Construction of walls or fences
  • Aesthetic purposes
  • River and canal training
  • Road protection
  • Soil protection
  • Bridge protection
  • Architectural cladding for walls and buildings

Product Specifications

Test for the gabions

Different tests to be carried on the gabion material are tabulated along with references and standards in the table below:

Mesh Type
8cm x 10cm
References of Specifications
Mesh opening “D” mm
ASTM A 975
Nominal Dimension
83mm x 114mm
ASTM A 975
Unit dimensions
Mesh Wire Diameter (mm)
2.7/3.7 (Inner Dia/Outer Dia)
EN 10223
Tolerance (±) mm
BS 1052
Zinc Coating Min (gsm)
BS 443: 1982
Selvedge/Edge Wire Diameter (mm)
3.4/4.4 (Inner Dia/Outer Dia)
Tolerance (±) mm
BS 1052
Zinc Coating (Selvedge/Edge Wire) Min (gsm)
BS 443: 1982
Lacing Wire Diameter (mm)
2.2/3.2 (Inner Dia/Outer Dia)
Tolerance (±) mm
BS 1052
Zinc Coating (Lacing Wire) Min (gsm)
BS 443: 1982
Fasteners (mm)
3.0/4.0 (Inner Dia/Outer Dia)
Stiffeners (mm)
2.2/3.2 (Inner Dia/Outer Dia)
Zinc Coating on Fastener/ Stiffener (gsm)
ASTM A 641
PVC Coating
Thickness Nominal (mm)
ASTM A 975
Thickness Minimum (mm)
ASTM A 975
Specific Gravity
ASTM D 792
Tensile Strength
Not less than 21N/mm²
ASTM D 412
Modulus of Elasticity
Not less than 19N/mm²
ASTM D 412
Between 50 and 60 Shore D
ASTM D 2240
Abrasion Resistance
Less than 220mm²
DIN 53516
Salt Spray Exposure and Ultraviolet Light Exposure

  1. The PVC shall show no effect after 1500 hours of salt spray exposure.

  2. The PVC shall show no effect of exposure to ultraviolet light with test exposure of 2000 hours.

  3. After the salt spray test and exposure to ultraviolet light, the PVC coating shall not show cracks or noticeable change of colour, or blisters or splits. In addition, specific gravity and hardness shall not change more than 10% and 15% respectively from their initial values.

ASTM B 117-90 & ASTM D G53-88
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