Mr. Ronnie Dagnin from Petron Engineering has now been a specialised gabion installation company for about 10years, from when I first met him in early 1998 on the Randpark Golf Course where he had to use gabions as an alternative to where sheetpiling had not worked on the course and I provided technical and practical on-site support at first.
He initially did extensive gabion works on this golf course only and has now expanded his portfolio including works for many customers throughout Johannesburg, especially in rivers where soil erosion has become a huge problem. I have worked with Ronnie on some of his projects and always found him to be professional in manner and deliver great looking gabion works. However, he has now performed his greatest feat to date by becoming a specialist installer of gabion wall cladding, using the more rigid welded mesh gabion material for the Architectural community called Gab – Clad walls. Initially, he tried using the gabion hexagonal woven mesh material for this purpose but quickly found it to be too flexible and the welded mesh material was found to be more suitable for this purpose. The work he now does is more of an art form in nature, and I really congratulate him for his efforts and pioneering spirit, as he developed the system and perfected it himself over the past few years.
We will be letting you know more about this relatively new gabion application and really look forward to remarkable new developments from Ronnie in this field. Well done Ronnie, and we look forward to more exciting projects from you and your talented team in the future.
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