Profile Heights Explained ~ All FormBoss® lengths are 2.44m
Your Complete Edging Solution
FormBoss® comes in 8 different profile heights. You can create anything from flush defining profiles to retaining walls, planter beds, or steps, depending on your application we are sure we will have something to suit. The general rule of thumb for installing our edging is a minimum of one third of the profile height should be buried under the soil. This gives it amazing strength and allows you to install it into both new and existing gardens with ease. We have compiled a chart to try and make selecting your garden edging as easy as possible. If you are after pricing for a job try our quote form, it will ask you specific questions about your application to make sure we provide you with the right edging for the job.
Gauges (Thickness) Of Steel
FormBoss® Steel Garden Edging is so much more than a simple edge. Thanks to our vast range, we have an option suited to just about all garden edging needs, from flush edges, to standard lawn edging, steps, retaining walls, tree rings, rooftop gardens and raised garden beds, we have a steel garden edging system to match.
FormBoss® is offered in three different Gauges, 1.6mm, 2.0mm and 2.5mm.
1.60 Millimeter Gauge
1.6mm gauge edging is suited to most domestic edging applications, it has a rounded top lip width of 5.5mm which gives it a great deal of strength and yet it is still incredibly easy to shape. It is recommended to select a thicker gauge for any publicly installed applications.
Available in REDCOR® and Galvanised.
2.00 Millimeter Gauge
For the ultimate strength, we offer a 2.5mm gauge steel with a 8.0mm top lip. It’s suited to heavily trafficked public spaces and applications where longevity is crucial. It can also be used around the house and will be strong enough to deal with the day to day knocks for many, many years. Nothing compares to the 2.5mm gauge when you’re after a fast installation of straight lines.
Available in Galvanised and ZAM® (REDCOR® is approximately 20% stronger than the galvanised so 2.5mm is not generally necessary but it is available for special applications).
(Stainless steel is available by special request only.)
For each application, a varying level of strength will be required. I wanted to show just how strong our 2.5mm commercial gauge of galvanised edging is, by driving a truck on top of it! For public spaces a minimum of 2.0mm gauge is definitely recommended. It is marginally more pricey but it will stay in shape for many years to come, as well as standing up to the test of time better than a thinner steel would.
Upgrading your project to a thicker gauge of edging will ensure there will be less maintenance for years to come.
Take a look at what the circle looked like after we pulled the truck off it (below)
The higher the stars, the better score the edging option has received. 1 = No Good 5 = Fantastic
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We truly believe that FormBoss is the best metal garden edging solution out there!
Well over 1000 km’s of edging in the last 15 years has been sold!