How to choose a Gabion wall design

gabion retaining wall
(Image credit: Paul Raeside)

Getting gabion wall design right can be tricky and if you are wondering how to build one, you are certainly not alone. Over the past five years, our practice has seen an explosion in the use of gabions within residential projects, where once they were a more common sight in commercial applications. 

I think the rise in the popularity of gabions in terms of garden wall ideas is mostly down to their versatility, relatively low cost and the fact that they are fairly easy to install. So how are they used in domestic construction?

Allan Corfield
Allan Corfield

All is a chartered architect who has overseen the design of over 450 low-energy homes.

Allan Corfield

Allan is a RIBA chartered architect and has overseen the design of over 350 low energy homes across the UK. He is one of the UK's leading experts on modern methods of construction including SIPs (structural insulated panels), is part of the Structural Timber Association, Passive House Trust and a member of the self build industry body, NaCSBA. He regularly contributes to Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and is a speaker and self build expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. Since 2009, Allan has grown his custom and self build architectural practice, AC Architects, to a team of 16, and recently created AC Structures, a leading engineering business for self build projects.