Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: 03 Sep. 2016,09:47
Hi Donk, it's essential to get structural advice on a wall as high as that. You may also need to dig a test pit at the lowest point to establish where your starting height from good ground is, however they can be built to a slight slope if the garden has a crossfall. If the wall isn't facing the house then I personally wouldn't blow any cash on facing it with expensive building stone since you'll not see it, also the wall isn't entirely vertical since each cage should be set back from the one below it. My biggest stress though would be the backfill, it's coming into the wrong time of year weather wise for soil compaction and it's also likely that the water levels will be higher from now on too. If the fill isn't done right then your garden will sink and your fence will start leaning inwards.
Good luck with the project, I love doing gabions but haven't had a decent job in a couple of years now.
Can't see it from my house