If you are laying a concrete slab or a footing for a retaining wall then there will be a requirement to use some reinforcing whether it be sheets of reo mesh, trench mesh for footings or deformed bar for wall construction.
Most sheets of mesh are quite large (6 metres x 2.4 metres), making them almost impossible to transport without an appropriate sized vehicle (usually a large flatbed truck!) which is why we organise our sheets to be cut and available to you in a much smaller and easier to manage sheet measuring in at 3m x 2.4m. This allows for easy transportation on our trucks or even your ute or trailer.
We stock both RF52 (often referred to as SL52) and RF62 (SL62) in easy to manage half-sheets. We also stock 6 metre 200mm x 8mm trench mesh for all your footing requirements and Dform bar in a easy to handle 3 metre length.
What Mesh Do I Need
- Paving for a Patio, Garden Shed or Pathway – RF52 is generally sufficient
- Applications For Domestic Vehicle Traffic – RF62 (RF72 may be required depending on the traffic)
- Crossovers: Usually 7mm (RF72)
- House Slabs: 7mm or 8mm. (RF72 or RF82)
- Slabs For Water Tanks: Usually 6 or 7mm (RF62 or RF72)
The codes used to distinguish reinforcing mesh refer to the Australian Standards. The first number refers to the diameter of the steel (5, 6, 7 & 8 all refer to mm). The second number (2) refers to the grid size, in this case 2 is 200mm or 20 cm.