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Reinforcing Steel Bars & Mesh
Types of Reinforcing Steel Mesh Products
To significantly improve the tensile strength of concrete and prevent avoidable damage in structural elements, reinforcing steel mesh provides a handy solution. Manufactured from welded wire fabric or prefabricated steel reinforcement material, these products are easily identified by their rectangular or square grid pattern and are produced in flat sheets.
The four main types of reinforcing steel mesh products include square mesh, trench mesh, rectangular mesh and ute mesh.
- Square mesh – D500L grade ribbed wires
Mostly utilised for reinforcing flat concrete or concrete floor slabs and walls, as well as gates, trailers, shelving and more, square mesh is considered a general-purpose reinforcing product.
- Trench mesh – D500L ribbed reinforcing wires
Trench mesh is a specific type of reinforced steel mesh product used for residential footing trenches and concrete beams. It can be employed in commercial, industrial and residential footing trenches.
- Rectangular mesh – D500L grade ribbed wires
Rectangular mesh is used when additional strength is required for a chosen direction. This type of reinforced steel mesh is used across precast concrete sections, patio slabs, pavement, driveways, shed slabs, warehouses and more.
- Ute mesh
Ute Mesh manufactured to fit safely onto utes and trucks without any illegal or dangerous overhang. Their small size also allows the sheets to be transported easily and by one person if necessary. This type of reinforced steel mesh is perfect for jobs with tight access.
Types of Reinforcing Steel Bars
Just like reinforcing steel mesh, reinforcing steel bars increase the overall tensile strength of the concrete being used. The patterned surface of the bar helps it to bond with the concrete in its compressed state and secures fortification. There are five types of reinforcing steel bars, these include deformed reinforcing bars, threaded bars, pool steel, plain round reinforcing bars and footing bars (Z bars).
- Deformed reinforcing steel bars
Available in diameters of 12mm to 36mm and made from type D500N, deformed reinforcing bars can be cut and bent to meet all project needs.
- Threaded bars
The threading on these reinforced steel bars is specifically designed to be utilised for mechanical splices. It allows for nuts, bolts and various fasteners to be attached to the bar.
- Pool steel
Available in either 6m or 9m diameters, pool steel is an easily shaped and cut bar used in the installation of pools.
- Plain round reinforcing steel bars
Manufactured from type 250N and available in diameters of 6mm to 20mm, our plain round reinforcing bars are made to Australian quality standards AS4671-2001.
- Footing bars (Z bars)
Shaped like the letter Z, these reinforced steel bars create a positive connection point between concrete slabs and their corresponding footing beam reinforcement.
What are the Benefits of Reinforcing Starter Bars?
Available in a variety of lengths, reinforcing starter bars can be used to secure footings or concrete slabs to walls. The main benefits of starter bars are that they’re easily manufactured to suit project requirements, have readily available stock lengths, are great for smaller construction projects, and come in a wide range of diameters and lengths.
Reinforcement Starter Bars FAQ:
Q: What is reinforcement in steel?
A: Reinforcement is a tension device used to strengthen and support the concrete under tension.
Q: What are the types of reinforcing steel?
A: There are several types of reinforcing steel, however, the two main types of reinforcing steel are reinforcing steel bars and reinforcing steel mesh.
Q: What is deformed reinforcing steel bars?
A: Deformed reinforcing steel bars have a rougher or ribbed surface that improves the bond between the concrete and the steel, which improves the overall tensile strength of the concrete..
Q: How do you calculate reinforced steel bars?
A: The density of mild steel is 7850kg. Adding up the unit weight of each bar will allow you to calculate the weight of your steel bars. The formula should be:
- Weight of steel bar = volume of steel bar x density of steel
- Weight of steel flat bar = (length x width x thickness) x 7850
Q: What are starter bars in construction?
A: Starter bars are defined as steel reinforcing bars embedded into concrete and projected through a construction joint to bind adjoining masses of concrete together.