Substituting Mesh For Bar

  • In some circumstances such as building slabs, reinforcing bar can be substituted with welded mesh.
  • There are substantial savings in labour and time that can be gained by using welded mesh instead of tied re-bar.

  • The quick reference conversion chart below, makes allowance for the differences in design strengths of 500 grade and 300 grade re-bar and the 485 proof stress of hard drawn reinforcing wire.