Metal edging systems offer many benefits above traditional materials used for edging gravel areas, such as concrete or timber, or no edging at all.

Design

One of the chief advantages of metal edging is its flexibility. While it is robust enough to withstand lateral pressure from backfilled hard and soft landscaping, it is also flexible enough to be formed to the curves and shapes that give character to driveways and paths. The same cannot be said about concrete pin kerbing or timber edging.

Metal edging also features hidden connectors that ensure joins between the lengths of edging are smooth and seamless, without ugly overlaps.

Another benefit of metal edging is that it doesn’t require a concrete base or haunching. Cement and concrete exude acids that are hostile to plants and are a common cause of grass dieback when placed alongside grassed areas.

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Durability

Metal edging, made from steel or aluminium, is extremely durable. It is less prone to damage caused by the impact of a vehicle tyre or gardening machinery and unlike concrete, will not crack or crumble when exposed to frost. Neither will it warp, splinter or rot, like timber edging.

Aluminium is, of course, the ultimate in corrosion-proof edging but galvanised and weathering steel also have excellent corrosion resistance. Powder coating steel can also improve its protection while adding a colour dimension to blend or contrast with other elements in the landscape design.

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Installation

Compared with concrete pin kerbing, metal edging is fast and easy to install. For a start, it is relatively lightweight and can easily be carried and laid single-handedly.

It doesn’t require a solid level base or haunching to fix it into position. Metal spikes driven into the ground hold it securely and work on the sub-base, gravel and backfilling of soft landscaping can continue as soon as the edging is in place.

These savings in manpower, materials and time, added to the extended low-maintenance lifetime of metal edging, more than compensate for the additional cost of this product.

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Gravel Edging Products

Bison CGI

Heavy-duty Steel Kerb

Bison

From £61.85 Perfect for
  • Service Roads
  • Pavements
  • Pathways
  • Other building developments

Bison

This is a premium quality heavy-duty galvanised steel kerbing product frequently used as an alternative to concrete in civil engineering works, but despite its strength and rigidity, it can be shaped to follow curves.

Suitable for gravel drives and roadways, Bison features a 7mm thick rolled top edge for safety and is manufactured in three heights (75mm, 100mm and 150mm).

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Borderline CGI

Driveway & Gravel Path Edging

Borderline

From £19.15 Perfect for
  • Fine lawns
  • Garden & planting borders
  • Gravel pathways
  • Bark areas
  • Loose gravel

Borderline

This is a good choice for gravel paths in gardens, available from stock in galvanised, brown powder-coated and weathering steel. Borderline is manufactured in three thicknesses (2mm, 3mm and 5mm) and two heights (100mm and 150mm).

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urban CGI

Steel Landscape Edging

Urban

From £46.10 Perfect for
  • Imprinted and plain concrete
  • Tarmac and hot-lay surfaces
  • Resin bound and loose gravels
  • Soft landscapes
  • Blocks and pavers

Urban

This steel edging is the perfect product for special driveways, as it offers a range of bespoke options including a choice of heights and thicknesses, and pre-forming during manufacture to precisely fit bespoke curves and shapes.

Urban is also available in several finishes – galvanised or weathering steel (CorTen, or our more cost-effective alternative), or powder coated to any RAL colour.

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