Global warming has fostered the growth of sustainable construction materials all around the world. Sustainable construction encourages the use of environmentally friendly material and energy-saving solutions to minimise the impact on the environment whilst increasing efficiency, functionality, aesthetics and economic benefits.
Green building (sustainable construction) is now an inevitable trend in countries around the world. Building materials typically considered to be ‘green’ include renewable plant materials like straw and mud brick, timber from forests certified to be sustainably managed, recycled materials and other products that are non-toxic, reusable and renewable.
Green building products and materials Building Materials Derived from Soil such as unburnt bricks and clay materials. Common clay house bricks as a building material have the advantage of high thermal mass, so they can be used to store or absorb heat to help provide temperature stability inside a home.
Bamboo is a material used in construction works in many countries for thousands of years however, it’s always been underutilized. Recent structures show an increased influx of this traditional building material due to its eco-friendly nature. Bamboo is also easily grown and harvested, allowing it to become one of the most cost-effective construction materials to date.
HempCrete is the newest material in the building industry because of its quick growth and replenishment ability. A simple mix of hemp woody interior with lime and water becomes an airtight, breathable yet flexible insulator. The HempCrete is a mold-free, pest resistant and almost fireproof combination.
Timbercrete is another combination on the rise, which mixes timber wastes together for a lighter and greener concrete accompanied by greater strength and insulating capabilities when compared with regular concrete. The timbercrete is extremely user friendly, which can be nailed and even sawn easily by anyone.
Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Blocks is a relatively new building system that started in Australia with thermacell blocks. These are made from expanded polystyrene foam and are hollow inside, which can later be filled with concrete. They are like giant toy blocks that provide thermal insulation as well as are non-combustible.
If you are looking for a construction company to build your house with sustainable building materials, get in touch with Pulis Constructions at 8390 7759 or 0429 192 529.