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Reinforcing Mesh From Fletcher Reinforcing Used on Giant Auckland Projects

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 2:12PM
By Beckie Wright
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Fletcher Reinforcing’s reinforcing mesh has recently been employed on several projects in Auckland, including the New Lynn Rail Trench, Lion Nathan’s Project Century and the Auckland City Rail Link.

Fletcher Reinforcing supply 100% New Zealand made ductile and hard-drawn Reinforcing mesh required for the New Zealand construction and building industry. Manufactured in facilities around the country, then distributed through leading building material suppliers, or directly through their national branch network, their ductile reinforcing mesh is now certified to NZS4671:2001 by BSi.

Seismic 500E grade of reinforcing mesh is designed to withstand the forces of seismic activity, providing stronger reinforcement to concrete foundations. It was developed specifically to meet the amended residential building standards requirements that came into effect in February 2012. Development of the product involved an unwavering focus on research, in collaboration with Pacific Steel, as well as independent testing at the Pacific Steel test house.

All concrete floor slabs on ‘good ground’ are required to have reinforcing steel mesh, and all perimeter foundations are required to be tied to the concrete slab with reinforcing steel. The minimum reinforcment requirement as of 1 February 2012 is 2.27kg/m2 of Grade 500E reinforcing mesh fabric.

Seismic 500E mesh is available at PlaceMakers and other leading building products retailers nationwide, and for more information on reinforcing mesh, reinforcing steel mesh, reinforcing seismic mesh, Grade 500E mesh and ductile mesh please go to http://www.fletcherreinforcing.co.nz/page/max_frank/ .