Hi folks, probably a simple question to most but not to me.
I am renovating a barn in France and am ready to lay the concrete floor
but don't know whether I need to reinforce with mesh or not, when is steel needed? The floor area is split level as the barn stands on a slight slope which means I have one area of 12m x 17m then a lower level of 7m x 17m. No load above as the mezzanine is suported by timber frame in floor on its own footings.
I'm planning on 100mm 0-20 hard core/sand/membrane/60mm polystyrene then 100mm or possibly 125mm of concrete. Is steel needed as money is tight so don't want to waste it but I do want to do a proper job. Don't know anything about the fibre method either not even sure if its available in France.
Any help or advice MUCH appreciated.
Thanks in advance.