Bamboo Products Tag

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 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...

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...