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Bamboo Building Material: Ideal for Green Business

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

Take your Business Green with Bamboo Building Material

We have so many clients who want their businesses to be green.  As business people, we are always looking for options that provide the highest return on investment.  That is why we often suggest bamboo building material.   From the agencies we partner with to the type of paper we print on, cost effectiveness and value are two of the biggest concerns for companies.  It should be no different when it comes to how you design and decorate your work environments!

Why is design important?

We all know you can’t skimp on the design of your office (after all, that’s usually where your clients meet you for the first time!). But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank over time either.

Are you in the hospitality business? The look, feel and overall vibe of your hotels, restaurants, and venues are the very thing that you are selling your customers — an experience! It’s important to create a beautiful space. And it’s even more important to invest in design and decor materials that will last and provide you with a wonderful ROI.

Why is bamboo a smart investment?

In today’s blog post, we wanted to share with you the reasons we love using bamboo building material. It not only creates a beautiful environment for your customers and employees, but it is also not harsh on the environment. What could be better than that? Natural and synthetic versions make a lovely, renewable, and cost-effective addition to any business.

Why use bamboo building material?

Solid Bamboo

There are many kinds that are perfect for a variety of purposes. Tre-Gai and solid bamboo, in particular, provide the most bang for your buck when used for construction.

Tre-Gai bamboo has a very dense wall that keeps it from splitting as easily as other types of bamboo. It is great for use in high-traffic areas and can withstand nailing, bolting, and stapling.

Solid bamboo also has these dense walls, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. These types are extremely durable. They have even been used to build bridges in South America and are notoriously stable against earthquakes! Solid bamboo is tougher than red oak and maple and has better tensile and compression strength than steel and concrete.

The primary benefit of using bamboo building material:

With proper care, it will last a long time and save on the constant repairs and damage control of other building materials.

Why is bamboo good for the planet?

Solid Bamboo Construction
Apart from its durability, building with bamboo is also extraordinarily sustainable. It is a fast-growing plant. It doesn’t take nearly as long to come to full strength as more traditional timber used in construction.

When the mature plants are cut, their roots remain intact, allowing for swift regrowth. Its cultivation is also significantly less damaging to the environment. It does not require pesticides and harsh fertilizers to grow.

It consumes carbon dioxide (the primary contributor to global warming) at extremely rapid rates. Other trees used in construction can take up to 30 years to be grown and harvested while bamboo only requires five.

Why is bamboo good for your budget?

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Depending on the project, you may spend a little more on bamboo at first, but you save significantly in the long run. It has a lower cost of ownership. It’s a sustainable building material that is good for the planet and naturally beautiful. All without the help of costly paints and embellishments.

With proper care and treatment, your bamboo structure can last a lifetime. And with its strength and durability, it can save you the thousands of dollars in repairs that other traditional materials cost you.

Why NOT use bamboo in your office or venue? Your establishment will be the talk of the town, and the environment will thank you.

More benefits of bamboo

  • The species, Tre-Gai and Solid Bamboo, are versatile and sturdy.
  • Since amaZulu’s bamboo products are pressure treated they are also long-lasting.
  • If desired, fire retardant can be added at the time of pressure treating for extra safety.
  • It creates an authentic atmosphere for your installations.
  • Natural coloring also adds to that authenticity.

Are you ready to use bamboo?

If you’re interested in using this wonderful material, we would love to help you!

Contact us today for more information or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309.

Related content and products:

Construction Grade Bamboo
Bamboo: Going Straight to the Source
Products Made From Bamboo – Solid Bamboo Poles | Bamboo Slats | Bamboo Paneling
Product Spotlight: Bamboo Poles
The Origins of Bamboo

Watch our video explaining the comparisons of different types of bamboo and their construction application.

At amaZulu, we supply sustainable materials imported from countries all around the world. We are resource responsible to our vendors and ensure that environmental accountability and customer satisfaction are our top priorities!

If your company is thinking of using more sustainable materials such as bamboo, thatch, and eucalyptus in your next construction project, give amaZulu a call at 877-243-5309.

We would love to talk to you about how being green can help your business thrive!








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