Natural Material Tag

Congratulations to Sara Correia from Tempest Landscapes for her award-winning entry in the Balcony Garden Competition at the 2020 Melbourne International Flower Show. Sara chose a theme of ECO APARTMENT LIVING blending innovative sustainability, texture and minimalism in her award-winning entry.  This naturally led to featured engineered bamboo.  Sara’s vision was for a low maintenance space that created solitude and privacy and promoted wellbeing. Her design was a balance of organic and geometric forms featuring a sustainable bamboo sliding screen that softened the hard edges of the space by curving into the corner.The other thoughtful style elements of the design helped to blend...

This Friday 18th September is  World Bamboo Day! It’s time to champion bamboo,  it’s got the beauty and the brains!     No other plant has the potential to have such a positive impact on our planet and our future than bamboo. As the world’s most sustainable building material, bamboo gives back more to the earth than it takes. It’s the fastest growing plant on earth, soaking up 4 times as much CO2 as it grows than timber does. It also produces 35% more oxygen than timber. You can harvest bamboo after just 6-7 years, so it produces 10 harvests for everyone harvest you get from a timber...

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...

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