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NEWS: Concrete Contraction Joints

When you think of concrete, movement is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But despite being a strong, solid material, concrete expands and contracts with temperature changes. This is called thermal movement, and if it isn’t controlled, the concrete can become damaged and lead to further problems... Continue reading
Concrete Contraction Joints

NEWS: Concrete Isolation Joints

Thermal movement in concrete slabs (the expansion and contraction of the concrete due to temperature changes) must be taken into account when pouring the concrete to prevent excessive or unwanted cracking. This is usually done with expansion or contraction joints that allow the slab to move. However, there are other situations... Continue reading
Concrete Isolation Joints

NEWS: Concrete Expansion Joints

Despite being a strong, heavy material, concrete does actually expand and contract throughout its lifespan. However, because concrete isn’t an elastic material, it doesn’t bend or stretch easily. So, when this expansion and contraction occurs, joints are required to make sure the concrete isn’t damaged. Why Are Expansion Joints... Continue reading
Concrete Expansion Joints

NEWS: Understanding Rebar Weights

No matter what type of construction project you are considering, the chances are that you will need rebar or reinforcement mesh products to provide tensile strength to any poured concrete or slab elements of your build. Whilst concrete itself has high compressive strength, it is relatively weak when it... Continue reading
Understanding Rebar Weights

NEWS: Steel Mesh Prices in July 2021

Few in the construction sector and related industries will be unaware of the recent price volatility affecting global steel markets currently. Whilst 2020 was undoubtedly a turbulent time for many sectors, 2021 has very definitely picked up the pace, with steel prices fluctuating wildly, and on an almost daily... Continue reading
Steel Mesh Prices in July 2021

NEWS: What Are Starter Bars?

Construction projects of all types and sizes routinely need to produce concrete slabs and walls, as well as masonry walls, and it’s vital that these slabs and walls are structurally sound and strong enough to meet all project requirements. Steel reinforcement of concrete and masonry is a routine part... Continue reading
What Are Starter Bars?

NEWS: Rebar Sizes: A Complete Breakdown

If you’re preparing to begin a concrete construction project, you may have determined that rebars will be necessary while planning and purchasing materials. When reinforced bars are used in concrete construction projects, reinforced concrete is created. Whether the project includes posts, walls or floor slabs, using rebars can help... Continue reading
Rebar Sizes: A Complete Breakdown

NEWS: Challenges for the Reinforcement Industry Related To Strengthening Of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Context Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures represent a significant percentage of existing infrastructures in the United Kingdom. It is therefore expected that costs related to maintenance and repair or strengthening these constructions represent an increasing percentage of total infrastructure costs allocated by government entities and private owners. Moreover, the... Continue reading
Challenges for the Reinforcement Industry Related To Strengthening Of Reinforced Concrete Structures

NEWS: Raft Foundations for Home Extensions Explained

Raft Foundations for Home Extensions Explained As the base on which your new home extension will sit, its foundations are incredibly important, even if they aren’t the most exciting part of the build project. If you’re planning on a DIY approach for your extension, or at least for... Continue reading
Raft Foundations for Home Extensions Explained

NEWS: Improve On-Site Productivity by Utilising Prefabricated Steel Reinforcement

Improve On-Site Productivity by Utilizing Prefabricated Steel Reinforcement Anyone who has had experience of working in the UK construction industry recently can see that times are changing and there is no longer a glut of skilled construction workers for construction companies to employ. As a nation, our productivity... Continue reading
Improve On-Site Productivity by Utilising Prefabricated Steel Reinforcement

NEWS: Lapping Mesh Reinforcement: How to Calculate Overlap

Reinforcement mesh overlapping  Use of Reinforcement Mesh Reinforcement mesh is commonly used in plate-type reinforced concrete (RC) members either horizontal, such as superstructure slabs and raft foundation slabs, or vertical, such as shear walls and core walls around stair cases or elevators. The use of such reinforcement is justified by... Continue reading
Lapping Mesh Reinforcement: How to Calculate Overlap

NEWS: 5 Ingenious Ways To Use Steel Reinforcement In Interior Design

From public buildings and retail stores to private homes, steel reinforcement has found its way into the world of interior design. In some cases, it is being used in conjunction with concrete but in others, it is being used on its own to create exciting and original effects. Here... Continue reading
5 Ingenious Ways To Use Steel Reinforcement In Interior Design

NEWS: Construction News Update - October 2018

October looks set to be another interesting month for the construction industry, with both good and bad news for the sector, as Brexit looms. Continue reading → Continue reading
Construction News Update - October 2018