Reinforcing Mesh

We supply 100% New Zealand made ductile and hard-drawn reinforcing mesh (compliant to NZS 3604:2011) 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 our national branch network.

Seismic 500E Grade
Ductile Mesh

Seismic 500E grade of reinforcing mesh designed to withstand the forces of seismic activity provides 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 reinforcement 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Grade 500E (seismic) as per AS/NZS 4671
  • Yield stress (MPa) >500 <600
  • Uniform Elongation (ductility) >10%
  • Tensile Ratio % >1.15 <1.40
  • Weight per m2 complies with NZS 3604:2011
  • Weld Shear Strength >5.9
  • Range of options to meet your requirements
  • Sheets individually tagged and test certificates available
DescriptionWire Diameter (mm)Centres (m²)Hard drawn Equivalent
SE62Res6.1200665
SE626.1200665
SE727.0200664
SE72DE*7.0200664
SE73DE7.5300665
SE828.0200662
SE82DE*8.0200662
SE8158.0150661
SE92DE *9.0200661
SE62Res

Wire Diameter (mm)

6.1

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

665

SE62

Wire Diameter (mm)

6.1

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

665

SE72

Wire Diameter (mm)

7.0

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

664

SE72DE*

Wire Diameter (mm)

7.0

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

664

SE73DE

Wire Diameter (mm)

7.5

Centres (m²)

300

Hard drawn Equivalent

665

SE82

Wire Diameter (mm)

8.0

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

662

SE82DE*

Wire Diameter (mm)

8.0

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

662

SE815

Wire Diameter (mm)

8.0

Centres (m²)

150

Hard drawn Equivalent

661

SE92DE *

Wire Diameter (mm)

9.0

Centres (m²)

200

Hard drawn Equivalent

661

Equivalents are based on the nominal sectional area of steel per metre width

*Note: Only supplied in the South Island

Hard Drawn (non-ductile) Mesh

Hard drawn mesh is more suitable for non-structural applications, such as driveways and footpaths. We offer a range of mesh sheet sizes to meet the needs of typical New Zealand applications.

Our range covers standard sheet sizes of 4.65m x 1.97m through to our larger economical sheets which are 6.15m x 2.42m. Centres are either 150 x150mm or the ‘step through’ option of 300 x 300mm.

DescriptionWire Diameter (mm)Centres (m2)
668L4.0150
84/105.6300
665L5.3150
147/107.5300
663L6.3150
668L

Wire Diameter (mm)

4.0

Centres (m2)

150

84/10

Wire Diameter (mm)

5.6

Centres (m2)

300

665L

Wire Diameter (mm)

5.3

Centres (m2)

150

147/10

Wire Diameter (mm)

7.5

Centres (m2)

300

663L

Wire Diameter (mm)

6.3

Centres (m2)

150

*Note: Additional meshes are available as a special order. Minimum order quantities will apply. Please contact your local Fletcher Reinforcing Branch for further details

Mesh Smartphone App

We deliver all the technical specifications and information you require while out on site, directly to your smartphone or iPad via our Mesh app.

Simply go to the Apple AppStore or Google Play from your device and search for Fletcher Reinforcing – the App is free.