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Bamboo is used in areas where the wood grows, where the climate allows the use of lightweight materials

The Bamboo Construction

Bamboo is one of the most interesting materials that exist today. Tough, durable and sustainable raw material is used as flooring, paneling and furniture. The most important thing is that they increasingly used in home construction. Is so strong and flexible steel is called the plant is five times stronger than concrete.

Bamboo is used in light construction, in areas where the wood grows, where the climate allows the use of lightweight materials. The flexibility of the wood gives seismic characteristics. . Here are some of the great advantages for use in building homes that have become the favorite material of architects and builders.

Characteristics of bamboo:
Bamboo is lightweight, flexible, low cost. It is not very durable. It requires skilled labor for use in buildings. It has good resistance to earthquakes, but very bad with the rains, hurricanes, insects. It is suitable for hot and humid climates.

Is possible to use bamboo in many sectors of construction, which is not exposed to water or excessive heat, but usually it is used in combination with other materials such as other wood, clay, lime, cement, galvanized iron, palm leaves.

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