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What are advantages of bamboo construction

Posted on: May 12th, 2021

Pandas are often pictured munching on bamboo. This fast-growing plant is much more than just a snack food for zoo animals. It’s also a great construction building material. There are over 3000 species of bamboo! amaZulu, Inc. imports two species that have been certified as environmentally friendly construction grade material.  Solid bamboo and Tre-Gai Bamboo. See the many advantages of using bamboo construction materials.

Building With Bamboo

Every material has its pros and cons. What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using bamboo as a building material?

Advantages of Bamboo Construction

  • Tensile strength: The fibers in a bamboo pole run axially, creating amazing strength. In fact, bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel.
  • Weight: Bamboo is relatively light. This makes it easy to transport and install.
  • Elasticity: Bamboo doesn’t snap at the first sign of stress. Its elasticity allows it to weather storms and earthquakes that would break or crumble other building materials.
  • Fire resistance: Thanks to its high composition of water and silicate acid, bamboo has natural fire resistance. It can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees Celsius. Special organic treatments can improve this natural resistance.
  • Compressive strength: Bamboo is a sturdy material. Our two favorite species of bamboo are solid bamboo poles and Tre-Gai bamboo poles. Bamboo is often used as weight-bearing beams. Even slender poles can shoulder a surprising amount of weight without buckling.
  • Safety: Bamboo is a very safe building material. Working with it is fairly easy and doesn’t carry the risks that some more hazardous construction materials like asbestos do.
  • Durability issues: Bamboo can be vulnerable to insect and fungus attacks. Special treatments are needed to preserve and protect it. All of our bamboos are pressure treated against infestation.

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Incorporating Bamboo in your next project

How can you utilize bamboo as a construction material in your next project? With bamboo construction, the possibilities are amazing. Bamboo can be used for everything from flooring to roofing. It comes in various sizes and finishes. Check out this bamboo poles comparison chart to find the right product for your project. With thousands of species of bamboo, not all of them will have the same characteristics. It’s important to work with an experienced and trusted bamboo supplier to deliver a high-quality bamboo product.

Bamboo Construction Supplier

For almost 20 years, amaZulu Inc. has been supplying natural and synthetic construction grade bamboo materials. We’ve traveled the world to locate amazing, rapidly renewable bamboo products. Our bamboo is sustainable, sturdy, safe and ready for commercial construction. amaZulu has years of experience consulting for companies interested in bamboo construction. Our team of experts will help you find the right bamboo products for your project. If you don’t see what you need, we can work with you to create a customized solution. Contact us today.

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