RSJ Beams

A guide to RSJ Beams


From size to cost and project management insights, learn about RSJ beams in this blog to ensure a cost-effective, efficient, and safe construction process. RSJ beams and girders are an undeniable staple of steel construction and have helped establish and sustain entire cityscapes worldwide.

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What is the Best Tying Wire for Rebar?


Discover the best tie wire for your concrete construction project inside this blog, as we discuss rebar tying wire definitions with application instructions and a full product list. Reinforcement steel bars or mesh are only as secure as the tie wire fastening them together.

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What is a Reinforcement Bar?


The best concrete construction is nothing without reinforced steel. Explore reinforcement bar types, sizes, and weights to find the right rebar for your next project.    Many of us might look at concrete structures and only consider the concrete without appreciating the required reinforcement.

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The Best Types of Concrete Spacers to Support Your Construction Requirements


Which type of concrete spacer best serves your structural needs? Discover our range of spacers suiting mesh and steel reinforcement bars alongside horizontal and vertical applications. Based on cost and performance, reinforced concrete has become the most commonly used composite construction material worldwide.

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What is an Expansion Joint, and Why Do You Need Them in Concrete?


Do you need concrete expansion joints for your next construction project? Discover the best types and products available to ensure the integrity of your structure.  Whenever working with concrete, it’s vital to understand its altering condition and how that may affect the structural integrity of your construction.

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What is B785 Mesh, and is it Right for Your Project?


Discover why B785 mesh is a popular concrete reinforcement solution for commercial, domestic, and industrial-size projects.  Concrete construction owes its modern industry advance to reinforcement mesh and other reinforcement techniques.

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The Complete Guide to Steel Fabrication


Discover the definition of steel fabrication, the different types of products, structures, and methods, and how to estimate steel fabrication costs. As the forefather of steel production and fabrication during the Industrial Revolution, the UK gave birth to new metal manufacturing techniques, propelling the steel industry worldwide.

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Fence Post Reinforcement: Quick Fixes and Best Solutions


Fence post reinforcement is essential to keep fences standing strong over time. Discover how to fix fence posts and what materials offer the best results. The structural integrity of a fence depends on its design, installation, and post-reinforcement. Whether it's strong winds, livestock, or fallen branches, we invest in fences to withstand the elements and remain standing strong.

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The Different Types of Formwork for Concrete Shuttering


Concrete shuttering can be achieved with various materials, sizes, and specifications of formwork. Discover what it is, the differences, and which is best for your concrete construction project. On average, shuttering formwork amounts to around 20-25% of overall structural costs in concrete construction. But while most formwork remains hidden or works as a temporary mould, it nevertheless plays a vital role in the overall safety, stability, and longevity of a building.

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What Are Prefabricated Rebar Cages and Why Do You Need Them?


Prefabricated rebar cages are a versatile, quick, and reliable source for reinforcing concrete structures. This guide to prefabricated rebar cages provides in-depth properties, uses, and why we need it for modern construction.    Reinforced concrete is a central element in the construction industry. For a little perspective, the UK has produced between 300,000 and 450,000 metric tonnes year on year since 2009.

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A393 vs A142 Reinforcing Mesh


Both A393 and A142 steel reinforcement mesh are ideal for concrete construction, but which one best fits your building project? Discover the difference in size, price and project type in this handy guide.  Concrete has enabled mass global construction to dominate our landscapes due to its versatility, efficiency and durability. A staggering 4.4 billion tonnes of concrete are produced annually, making it the most widely used building material in the world.

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Is A393 Mesh the Right Reinforcement Mesh for My Project?


A393 mesh is one of the most popular types of reinforcement mesh on the market, but is it the perfect choice for your project? Discover everything you need to know in this blog. Reinforcement mesh is a popular and versatile reinforcement product used widely across the construction industry.