Rebar (short for reinforcing bar) is also known as reinforcing steel, high tensile steel bar or deformed bar, and is commonly used to provide reinforcement or additional strength to concrete and masonry structures. Cured Concrete is dense and performs well under compressive loads but is relatively weak in tension. To counter this imbalance, Rebar components are cast into the concrete to carry the tensile loads. Rebar is usually produced from carbon steel and formed with ribs for better mechanical anchoring into concrete.

BRC West Indies Ltd. carries in stock a wide range of British Standard Rebar (BS4449) Grade 460 high yield deformed, usually denoted with Y, and Grade 250 smooth / mild steel, usually denoted with R.

BRC West Indies Ltd. also supplies high yield deformed Rebar to the American Standard ASTM A615 Grade 60 in limited sizes. ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials

Diameter   No. Bars/MT  Nominal Weight
BS:4449 6m 12m   kg/m lb/ft
6mm* 750 375 0.222 0.149
8mm** 421 210 0.395 0.265
10mm 270 135 0.616 0.414
12mm 187 93 0.888 0.597
16mm 105 52 1.579 1.061
20mm 67 33 2.466 1.657
25mm 43 22 3.854 2.59
32mm 26 13 6.313 4.242
9.5mm 298 149 0.56 0.376
12mm 187 93 0.994 0.668
16mm 107 53 1.552 1.043

* Stocked in Mild Steel only for this size
** A cold drawn deformed bar to BS4461:1978 is offered as a substitute to high yield BS4449:1997

Typical uses include the reinforcement of: foundations, columns, beams, slabs, walls, cantilevers, bridges, parking garages, sea walls, etc.