Reinforcing Mesh

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About Reinforcing Mesh

Steel reinforcement mesh is used in a concrete slab to provide structural support, tensile strength, and durability. In the earlier days, concrete reinforcement was done manually leading to consumption of a lot of man-hours, and quality checking for the exact spacing between the hand-made reinforced steel mesh. The joints of the structural steel used to be tied with mild steel binding wires, to hold the steel mesh in place. With technological advancement, a lot has changed in structural steel over the years much to the advantage and benefit of the construction sector.

Production, shapes, types, and uses

Reinforcing mesh also known as reinforcing fabric is a grid of structural steel wires, rebar and rods welded at the intersecting joints of the crossbars using electrical resistance welding. The rebar in this mesh can be cut, bent, and spaced evenly or unevenly, as per specification when manufactured.

Shapes It is usually available in the rectangular, square, or bent shape. The mesh readily stocked by suppliers consists of standard specifications commonly used. As the structural needs of every concrete is unique based on the building design specifications, a customized mesh is also manufactured as per the required specification.

Types The reinforcing mesh is categorized into four types, based on the intended use as per design specification. They are: Type A, Type B, Type C, and Type D.

  • Type A: reinforcing mesh is square in shape, with equal spacing between main and crossbars.
  • Type B: reinforcing mesh is rectangular in shape, with unequal spacing between main and crossbars as specified.
  • Type C: reinforcing mesh is a long mesh, with unequal spacing between main and crossbars.
  • Type D: reinforcing mesh is wrapping fabric, with equal spacing between main and crossbars. The size of reinforcement bars is the smallest in this category.

Each type has a reference code number, which adheres to the specification of BS4483 for the type of material, manufacture process, size of bars, and spacing information within itself.

Various grades of hot and cold rolled structural steel for reinforcement are used in the production of the mesh, depending on the project specification and requirements.

Uses of reinforcing mesh The reinforcing mesh is used for many purposes as listed below:

  • Foundation footings
  • Beams and Columns
  • Building roof slabs
  • Raft foundation
  • Pile caps
  • Shear walls and Concrete retaining walls
  • Road pavements and Concrete footpaths
  • Suspended floor slabs
  • Culverts and Drains
  • Precast podium and stadium seats
  • Industrial and commercial concrete floor slabs
  • Precast Panels

Advantages of using reinforcing mesh

There are many advantages to using reinforcing mesh in comparison to the old method of using reinforcing steel bars to manually create the steel grid, for any RCC project.

  • Pre-manufactured as per specifications off-site.
  • Speed in the completion of the construction process.
  • Huge time saver as many activities are combined together when using reinforcing mesh. Instead of sourcing structural steel, then cutting, bending, and fabricating it, while having to store it with care to avoid corrosion during the storage time, using man-hours to assemble with great accuracy as per structural plans, pre-fabricated reinforcing mesh, saves time on all these activities.
  • Accurate quality and specification controls in pre-fabrication.
  • Increases the speed of installation of the reinforcing mesh.
  • Less wastage of steel cuttings, thereby, reducing quantity utilized.

Buying reinforcing mesh from SteelScout

  • SteelScout provides you with a wide range of reinforcing mesh products in standard or customized size and specification, tailored to your individual project needs.
  • We provide you with a competitive price quote in no less than 20 minutes from the time we receive your order to a maximum of 3 hours, depending on any specialty requirements.
  • We provide our customer with a 45-days interest-free credit to avail.
  • A personal manager is assigned to your order that will ensure to guide you with your ordering and oversee the order completion till delivery.
  • Most of our clients are return customers due to the quality of service we provide. We are a trusted supplier of all types of steel products across the UK. Our network of sub-suppliers and processors is growing from our current 70, rapidly.
  • All your steel needs are completed beyond your expectations to the best results at SteelScout.

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Related Metal Products Supplied by SteelScout

We also supply a wide range of mild steel including Structural Sections, Tubing, Sheet, Merchant Bar, Re-Rolled Steel, Hollow Sections, Rebar, Flooring and Mesh, available in standard as well as custom dimensions for all your project needs. Simply tell us what you need, and we will provide you with a quote in 20 minutes to 3 hours. Once we receive the purchase order, we will complete your order and deliver to suit your requirements.

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