What type of stone will best suit your overall development? Any type of stone can be used but remember the larger the stones the more time consuming filling the baskets will be. Larger stones need to be individually placed to get that classic look. Smaller stones can be poured, using a bucket, into the gabion box, with very little stone arrangement required. The labour content on this type of fence can be huge and if you are engaging a contractor, gabion fencing can be expensive.