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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...

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...