Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforcing concrete is a composite material which has additional fibres included to improve concrete’s relatively low tensile strength and ductility.  Bonded together, the materials can withstand a variety of applied forces such as heavy loads, vibrations and adverse weather conditions.

We offer fibre reinforced concrete in all our mixes where it is required to fit the application which can be a cost saving alternative to installing wire mesh and bars.

Sectors

These products are suitable for:

Micro Fibres

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Benefits

  • Increased impact and abrasion resistance
  • Increased concrete durability
  • No risk of rust and corrosion
  • Reduced plastic settlement
  • Reduced plastic shrinkage cracking
  • Reduced plastic settlement
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Improved freeze thaw resistance
  • Reduced construction and labour time
Micro Fibres

These polypropylene mono-filament fibres are used as a crack controlling additive for concrete and not for structural reinforcement. It is used to prevent small cracks appearing which can occur through plastic shrinkage, premature drying and early thermal changes.

The uses of such fibres include concrete slabs, pavements, driveways, curbs, pipes, shotcrete and sprayed concrete, marine applications, water retaining structures and heavy industrial floors

Macro Fibres

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Benefits

  • Improved load capacity
  • Reduced plastic shrinkage cracking
  • Reduced settlement and bleed
  • Improved surface durability
  • Increased impact and abrasion resistance
  • Increased fire resistance
  • Reduces potential for incorrect installation and handling of steel mesh
  • Fitting of welded mesh and light reinforcement bars not required saving time and cost.
Macro Fibres

Macro synthetic fibres are made from a blend of polymers which can be used to prevent post cracking in the concrete plus provide additional strength for load bearing applications.

Some applications include flooring, paving, reinforced concrete topping and foundations.

Steel Fibres

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Benefits

  • Increased crack control
  • Increased surface abrasion resistance
  • Increased impact resistance
  • Increased performance under intense loading conditions
  • Reduces potential for incorrect installation and handling of steel mesh
  • Fitting of welded mesh and light reinforcement bars not required saving time and cost.
Steel Fibres

Structural steel fibres are manufactured in various grades and sizes to suit most concrete applications. Once mixed into the concrete, Steel fibres bridge the crack at very small crack openings, transfer stresses and develop post crack strength in the concrete.

Steel fibres are commonly used in suspended slabs, metal decking, heavy trafficked areas eg scrap yards and waste transfer sites, industrial ground bearing slabs, floors without joints.

Reinforced Products Available

Coloured Concrete

Coloured Concrete

RMX Ezi-Flo Pour

Easy Pouring Concrete

JODA Freight Skipton Concrete Pour

External Use Concrete

Agricultural Building

Farm & Agricultural Concrete

Foundation Concrete

Foundation Concrete

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Industrial Flooring Concrete

Underwater Concrete

Underwater Concrete

Underground Car Park

Watertight Concrete

Reinforcing Steel Mesh & Fixing

An alternative to using reinforced concrete is to use reinforced steel fixing or mesh with a fibreless concrete.  Steel mesh sheets are embedded in such a manner that the two materials will work together in resisting forces. The reinforcing steel absorbs the tensile, shear, and sometimes the compressive stresses in a concrete structure. Steel mesh comes in a wide array of profiles with varying mesh sizes and wire sizes.

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