Being “green” is the trend these days, and many commodities have taken the sustainable route. From buildings and transportation to machinery and devices, becoming more eco-friendly has become the name of the game.
One eco-friendly material that’s worth venturing into is bamboo. For thousands of years, bamboo has been used widely in Asian cultures as a building material, but it was only a few years ago that the west became aware of its benefits. Yet, despite just a short amount of time, bamboo has become a serious contender in the world construction market. Strong, flexible and versatile, bamboo gives you plenty of reasons to start going “green”.
Benefits of Bamboo
A study being conducted by the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in the Singapore-ETH Centre is currently looking at bamboo as a possible replacement for steel and concrete as a reinforcement material in building construction. “Bamboo has long been recognised in many building traditions around the world for its outstanding mechanical and physical properties,” according to Alireza Javadian, Doctoral Researcher from the FCL chair of architecture and construction, in a recent Sourceable.com article.
He adds, “Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth, is self-regenerative, easy to obtain and therefore is very inexpensive,” and proceeds to describe it as ‘the super-fibre of the 21st century.’
Installing Bamboo Fences
As bamboo’s popularity increases, it’s being used in more and more items, creating plenty of opportunities for you to make your home “green”. Bamboo can be found in a wide range of products, including furniture, sheets, blocks, paper, helmets, skateboards, and fences. Bamboo fences, in particular, provide numerous benefits to your home. They provide privacy without ruining the home’s aesthetic appeal. They can transform a drab backyard or an unpainted wall into some sort of urban oasis. They are termite-resistant as well.
If you’re looking for a highly sustainable way to protect your home and premises, contacting a fence company in Greeley about installing a fence made of bamboo is something you should seriously consider. Fence companies that promote “green” practices, like Altitude Fence and Deck, are known for quality materials and superior workmanship in construction projects, including bamboo fences.
Clearly, bamboo has come a long way, and it looks like it’s time you introduced this sturdy and sustainable material into your home. Contact a fence contractor in Greeley for the best bamboo fence and installation work you won’t find anywhere else.
The Bamboo Revival: Green Structures, Sourceable, Mar. 12, 2015
7 Eco-Friendly Reasons to Go Retro With Bamboo, Gaiam Life