Natural Material Tag

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...

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...

Here at the House of Bamboo showroom in Botany, we chat with lots of people about their fencing projects. Many individuals find it hard deciding which one of our beautiful materials to choose and some couples like different products to each other. The solution? Mix it up! [caption id="attachment_15979" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Black Bamboo Rod Screens combo fence[/caption]   Some of our most stunning fence projects blend a mixture of materials to create diversity and a point of interest which takes fence design to another level, and the most popular product to combine with is kempas. [gallery link="none" size="full" columns="2" ids="3122,4353"] Kempas Plantation Timber These projects utilise plantation hardwood timber,...