Gabion cage size after assembly is 500mm Length x 500mm Width x 1000mm Height.
Gabion basket made from 4mm welded mesh Galfan Plus (10% Aluminium, 90% Zinc), with heavy 280 g/m2 coating.
This basket is in kitset form and includes 6 panels, 12 spirals, 4 stiffeners.
Panel sizes: 4 only 1000mm x 500mm, 2 only 500mm x 500mm; 100mm x 50mm openings, 4mm Galfan coated wire.
Spiral size: .5m and 1m lengths x 4mm Galfan coated wire.
Stiffener size: 510mm x 4mm Galfan coated wire.
Generally it is preferable to build the cage with the 100mm running horizontally, from an aesthetic point of view.
Although quite heavy (around 450 kgs filled with rock) a gabion cage of only .5m depth base with 1m height may pose a stability problem on its own, in that it is possible to topple given enough force.
For this reason as a minimum place one or two 1.35m steel star stakes through base panel 600mm into the ground and build the cage around this. Connect the two stakes internally using wire or stiffeners for added strength before placing rock.
Note: The best method is to use a galvanised steel post set into a concrete footing.