Gabion baskets and render-look wall
You can add beautiful stone and render-look walls to your patio without being a skilled mason. Gabion baskets provide the structural support for stacking any type of stone. These steel baskets can be used as retaining walls, landscaping structure or decorative elements. James Hardie Fine Texture panels over simple framing make quick work of adding the look of render.
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Step 1: Gabion baskets
Plot Gabion locations
This step is important if you’re setting several baskets in a line. You’ll need stakes and masonry string to keep everything straight. We used single gabion baskets in this installation, so alignment wasn’t an issue.
Step 2: Establish your footing
Level the area where your baskets will sit to keep them from leaning. If you’re placing the baskets on soft soil or clay, dig down about 300mm and add a gravel base, or footing, to prevent sinking. Our site was firm so it only needed levelling and tamping.