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When it comes to reinforcing concrete, steel reinforcement bar is an essential component when prolonging the life of the structure. When looking to reinforce concrete slabs and other structures, steel reinforcement bars do just the job, adding tensile strength and durability. Our steel rebar is suitable for cast concrete application, to ensure the structural rigidity of any construction project. 

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Reinforcement Bars

Reinforcement steel bars otherwise referred to as 'steel rebar', are high-tensile steel rods typically made from carbon steel. Within the construction industry, rebar is relied upon as a tension device to reinforce concrete and masonry structures, particularly concrete slabs. 

The reinforcement process of concrete slabs sees rebars applied across the length and width of the slab at regular intervals.

Despite its high compressive strength, concrete, with its brittle makeup, is as vulnerable to compressive stresses as many other materials. Utilising a reinforcing bar during the concrete pouring process enhances the lateral strength of the overall building project, providing structural rigidity. 

Reinforcing Bar Applications


Steel rebar is used in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures. 

Let's outline a few of these concrete structures below: 

Beams

Slabs

Floors 

Bridges 

What Qualities Make Steel A Suitable Reinforcement Material? 


Flexibility – Concrete reinforcing steel bar is highly flexible and performs well under compressive stresses. Unlike the majority of steel products, reinforcing steel can be bent after being manufactured. This simplifies the construction and provides for rapid delivery of fabricated materials.

Durability– Thanks to its flexibility, reinforcing steel is able to bend and buckle with the compressive stresses that come with construction.

Sustainable– When its construction lifetime has been exhausted, reinforcing steel products can be retrieved and recycled for another lease of life. 

Compatibility With Concrete - Thanks to their similar thermal coefficients, concrete and reinforcing steel bar make a very compatible couple indeed. Married together, they are able to weather the typical rigours of construction. 

Frequently Asked Reinforcement Bars Questions

How Else Are Reinforcing Steel Bars Referred To?


  • Steel reinforcing 

  • Cut & bent 

  • Straight bar 

  • Rebar 

  • Steel rod 

  • Steel bar 

Can Steel Rebar Be Cut? 


Yes, steel rebar can be cut to the desired size with reciprocating saws with either a bi-metal or diamond grit blade. Due to rebar's tough composition, cutting should only be attempted with the appropriate cutting tools, equipment and PPE. 

Which Applications Require Reinforcement? 


To put it simply, any structural concrete application that demands a high degree of load-bearing should be reinforced. 


Let's outline a few examples below: 

  • Footings

  • Foundations 

  • Slabs 

  • Columns

Here at Materials Market, we stock an extensive range of reinforcing products from bars and mesh to reinforcement coils. Our metalwork range aims to extend the life of your concrete projects, so you can have confidence in your project, no matter the application. 

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