As a good alternative of barrage installations built of brick and stone upon the traditional technology, the modern constructors and landscape designers offer to use gabion fences i.e. voluminous reticulate structures the internal part of which may be filled with various materials. Traditionally, gabions are made of net and stone, but their fillers may be broken brick or tile, glass bottles, sawn ends, etc.

Choosing various materials for filling the gabions in, it is possible to provide to the gabions various decorative characteristics and, the modern landscape designers successfully benefit it. However, the exclusive decorativeness is not the only merit of the gabions which are stable against extreme snow and wind influences owing to large volume and resistant to deformation upon flow of time even in case of installation on an friable soil. It is also significant that installation of fence made of stones installed into the nets is economically more profitable comparing this process with installing a fence made of stone and brick upon the traditional technology. This profit is explained with the fact that during installation gabions do not require deep hollows, establishment of massive foundation and usage of concrete solution for connecting to used stones to each other.  

The gabion construction having been used a long ago, were previously used as quickly established firming structures including those of military destination. A bit later they started to be used for strengthening the banks of water bodies and the slopes of ravines and hills as well as developing terraces on the inclined areas.  Only comparatively recently the landscape designers started to pay attention to the decorative characteristics of gabions and actively use these structures for decorating the house-side territories.

Using the fences made of gabions but not the barrage structures of traditional type may successfully fulfill a lot of tasks, in particular: 

  • Establishment of barrage structures in the middle of water body or its coastline;   
  • Erection of fences at sites having complex relief;
  • Erection of reliable and attractive barrage structures on an friable soil.