Enviromesh are the UK's leading name in gabion retaining walls with the company's personnel having over 40 years experience in design, sales, manufacture and on site support.
To support specifiers, three Technical Design Volumes and support documentation are available on the website for download.
The company’s products include:
- Welded mesh gabions and mattresses
- Gabion 39 system
- Gabion 27 system
- Gabion cladding
- Gabion trapezoidal units
- Woven wire mesh gabions
- Woven wire mesh gabion mattresses
- Woven wire mesh rock netting
- Assembly systems
- Clipping tools
- Bracing ties
- Lacing wire
The companies services include:
- FREE in house desk top design advisory service
- Site advice
- CPD approved presentation
- Technical design volumes and documentation
- Colour brochure
Enviromesh’s products and services are available through a national network of 45 distribution points positioned throughout the UK and Ireland.
The mesh fabric is formed by weaving adjacent strands of wire by twisting them through one and a half turns at intervals, forming a hexagonal shaped mesh. The ends of the mesh wires are wrapped around a heavier transverse edge wire to form the panels. The tensile strength of the mesh in the direction of the weave is greater than across the weave.
Lacing wire is supplied as the standard jointing system on Gabion 39 System and for Rock Netting. It is supplied in catch weights of either 5kg, 20kg or 25kg coils depending upon the wire specification.
The wire is used to continuously lace the panels/units together and also to form the windlass ties within gabions to support the mesh face.
Enviromesh Gabions recognises the typical requirements for geosynthetic materials to aid in various applications where woven and welded gabion installations occur. Our partners at WTB Geotechnics have a wealth of experience in the manufacture and supply of geosynthetics.
Gabion retaining walls provide stability by their mass, resisting the disturbing forces.
Gabion retaining walls are considered to be a flexible and free draining system. The design procedures for gabion walling follows the design criteria of BS8002 – ‘The Code of Conduct for Earth Retaining Structures.
When designing mass gravity retaining walls, design checks must be carried out at each course level to ensure that the stability criteria is achieved throughout the structure. It is normal to incline the walls from the vertical by 6 or 10 degrees for aesthetic and stability reasons.