Bamboo Construction

Bamboo has been in wide usage since ancient times as a low-cost material for houses, bridges etc. Recently, it has started appearing in designer homes as flooring, walling and paneling material. But bamboo is viewed as a material preferred only by the poor or for temporary constructions.

Bamboo has good engineering properties and it is a feasible substitute for other materials for housing and construction sector.
• Bamboo has high tensile strength, very good strength to weight ratio. It can be easily worked upon by simple tools.
• It can resist forces created by high velocity wind and earthquake.
• Bamboo and components made of bamboo are environment friendly, energy efficient and cost effective.

Learn more about construction with bamboo in this document

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