STANDARD FABRIC

The preferred fabrics are categorised as follows :

Type A Square Fabric 200 x 200mm spacing
Type B Rectangular Fabric 100mm main wire spacing, 200mm cross wire spacing
Type C Long Fabric 100mm main wire spacing, 400mm cross wire spacing
Type DA Small Square Fabric 100 x 100mm spacing

Metex Standard Fabrics could be selected from the table below.

Example :
Area of steel required in a slab design Specify B10

Main direction 751mm2/m 785mm2/m
Distribution direction 185mm2/m 252mm2/m
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
SQUARE FABRIC
A 13 664 664 13 13 200 200 10.43
A 12 566 566 12 12 8.89
A 11 475 475 11 11 7.46
A 10 393 393 10 10 6.16
A 9 318 318 9 9 4.99
A 8 252 252 8 8 3.95
A 7 193 193 7 7 3.02
A 6 142 142 6 6 2.22
A 5 98 98 5 5 1.54
A 4 63 63 4 4 0.99
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
RECTANGULAR FABRIC
B 13 1328 393 13 10 100 200 13.50
B 12 1131 252 12 8 10.90
B 11 950 252 11 8 9.43
B 10 785 252 10 8 8.14
B 9 636 252 10 8 6.97
B 8 503 252 8 8 5.93
B 7 385 193 7 7 4.53
B 6 283 193 6 7 3.73
B 5 196 193 5 7 3.05
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
LONG FABRIC
C 12 1131 126 12 8 100 400 9.87
C 11 950 126 11 8 8.44
C 10 785 71 10 6 6.72
C 9 635 71 9 6 5.55
C 8 503 49 8 5 4.34
C 7 385 49 7 5 3.41
C 6 283 49 6 5 2.61
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
SMALL SQUARE FABRIC
DA 13 1327 1327 13 13 100 100 20.86
DA 12 1131 1131 12 12 17.75
DA 11 950 950 11 11 14.91
DA 10 785 785 10 10 12.32
DA 9 636 636 9 9 9.98
DA 8 503 503 8 8 7.90
DA 7 385 385 7 7 6.04
DA 6 283 283 6 6 4.44
DA 5 196 196 5 5 3.08