Structural steel mats



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • Walls are not translucent
  • Model is made from recycled high density cardboard
  • Realistic colours
  • Material is colored through and through and does not fade easily
  • Already lightly weathered
  • Parts fit up to 0.1mm accurate


More information

Background information:
Reinforcement nets consist of welded steel wires that are used for pouring in concrete. This is because concrete can withstand compression force, but cannot withstand tensile and flexural force. Steel has opposite properties. By combining steel in concrete, the better properties of both materials are used, creating a constructively strong whole that can better withstand all forms of forces. Exactly what is required, especially in cantilevered floors, foundations and structural walls. The Markenburg reinforcement nets can be used well in combination with the Markenburg formwork walls.

Architectural details:
The reinforcement nets were already used around 1930. Sometimes twisted together by hand ("braided"). Hand braiding also happens regularly 80 years later, when reinforcement parts have to be connected to each other, often at the construction site. Reinforcement nets are also often laid down with a small overlap and then collapsed. That saves braid work. Although concrete has been developed since the year 2000 with numerous small pieces of reinforcement in it, so that it is no longer necessary to braid, the regular reinforcement nets can still often be found on the construction site in 2020. This is largely driven by the pricing.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
c.a. 12B x 16L x 0.4H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
c.a. 22B x 29L x 0.4H mm.
Number (kits) per package
1 set of 3 reinforcement meshes