Choice of grating length and layout

When establishing layout drawings the panel size should be based on the standard width of the grating (1000 mm) to achieve best possible economy.

If the grating is to be laid across a number of support beams, choose a length of grating that spans across as many supports as possible. This results in less deflection under load, you get a pleasant overall pattern and a minimum number of joints.

Avoid square shaped gratings to avoid incorrect positioning of the load bearing bars (the load bearing part of the grating).