Bar Flex Masonry Reinforcement Material


The University of Bath School of Architecture and Civil Engineering has performed independent tests on the Bar Flex material to ascertain it's tensile and shear loadings. A full report of this testing, including the methods employed, is available on request, but a summary is given in the table below. One of the properties of the Bar Flex material is that it performs in a similar manner to a strong coiled spring when it is stressed within it's elastic limit. All of the load calculations for design are based within this elastic limit.

Performance Table

Bar Flex Tensile kN Shear kN Cross Sectional Area mm²
6mm 9.75 8.1 < 8.2
8mm 11.67 9.2 < 11.2
10mm 14.51 10.5 < 14.2