House of Bamboo

  You’ve finished landscaping your garden and installing a barbecue pit in your yard. When you step back and look at your property, however, you can’t help feeling that it’s still missing the finishing touches to make your property private, stylish, and welcoming all at once.  Here’s an idea worth trying: how about putting up some stylish timber screens?  Timber is a classic screening material, and for good reason. Versatile timber designs can range from rustic to elegant to modern. Plus, depending on the type of wood used, a timber screen can prove to be surprisingly rugged! Here’s everything you need to know...

Bamboo is an amazing plant. When you look at all its properties, it is more sustainable, uses less of the earth’s precious resources, is kinder to the soil and consumes less energy in harvesting and transport. Where do all the wonders of bamboo begin? Well for a start, it’s the fastest growing plant on earth. Growing faster means it is ready for use more quickly than timber which saves on the earth’s precious resources. Bamboo grows with minimal energy needs, essentially all it needs is sunlight and water of which it consumes far less during its rapid growth. Bamboo is happy to grow...

Bamboo is such a versatile material, it’s almost easier to think of all the things you can’t make with it, than it is to list all of the things you can make with it. In its most simple form, cut down as a pole, bamboo can be used to construct housing, walls, piers, fences, innumerable forms of shelter. This is the way it’s been used for thousands of years. It can also be used to help construct buildings made of other materials. You often see bamboo being used for scaffolding instead of steel in many large Asian cities, helping to build buildings rising...

Bamboo is already an amazing product. For thousands of years it has been used all over the world as a building material, as fibre for clothing, made into household utensils or even used as food. It’s hard to imagine there is anything new that could be done with one of the world’s most sustainable building materials. But there is. Bamboo has a unique combination of strength, flexibility and lightness that cannot be matched by any other material on earth. Now new technological innovations in engineered bamboo mean it is being turned into something quite remarkable – timber-like slats that are as versatile as...

With everything bamboo has going for it, it’s no surprise that wood pales by comparison. For a start, bamboo grows up to 10 times faster than wood. As the fastest growing plant on earth, that’s no surprise. This means bamboo can be ready for use in as little as 1-5 years, instead of up to 40-60 years for many hardwoods. So, bamboo converts the sunlight, water and nutrients it consumes to grow into a useable material faster. That’s better for the environment, making bamboo far more sustainable. On another level of sustainability, bamboo also outshines wood. As it grows, bamboo stores 5 times more...

You may have read one or two reasons why bamboo is such a wonderful material for a world threatened with severe climate change. But you might not know all the reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why bamboo can quite rightly claim the title of the most sustainable building material on earth. [gallery link="none" columns="2" size="full" ids="17640,17639"] 1.     Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth Bamboo is a not a tree, it’s a grass. Like any grass it grows very quickly. How quick? Some species grow up to 1 metre in a day! When you grow that fast you consume much less of the...

[video poster="https://houseofbamboo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/190723_ARD_pots_27411-EDIT.jpeg" width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://houseofbamboo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HOB_ARD.mp4"][/video] Just released. An exciting new collaboration between the House of Bamboo and Adam Robinson Design The PLEAT collection is for everyone who loves the sustainable qualities of bamboo but has been looking for something more contemporary in garden pots, troughs and wall screens. It features a range of pots that are modern and simple with smart architectural detailing. They consist of a square and round pot in two sizes, and a rounded trough also in two sizes, all with a natural finish. The collection is the result of a collaboration between Adam Robinson, a leading Sydney Landscape Designer and...

Want to make your garden stand out? Try installing a timber screen. There are many styles available  on the market today, so they can be perfectly matched with any property. You’ll find screens made of kempas, merbau, white oak, or other timber varieties. Plus, they can serve a surprising number of purposes! To get you started, here are 8 creative ways to use timber screens in your garden. 8 Creative Ways to Use Timber Screens in Your Garden 1. Unite Indoors and Outdoors Do your garden and backyard feel too separate from the house? Set up timber screens that carry your indoor finish...

The increasing number of homeowners moving into sustainability has resulted into the evolution of bamboo as one of the most viable flooring options. In a short span of time, the green trend has catapulted the eco-friendly material to take up a significant part of the wood flooring industry. Similar to the traditional materials used in the home – granite, marble and hardwood – bamboo is a natural product sourced from the earth. Although it shares many similarities with hardwood, it is actually a type of grass that offers a lot of benefits many homeowners are now profiting from. The more you...