Bamboo is beautiful
What better way of bringing the outdoors, indoor by decorating with the natural look and feel of bamboo. The delicate grain of bamboo, whether natural or amber-toned in color. The natural characteristics of Bamboo makes it a distinctive, elegant, and subtle material for everyday us.
Bamboo fencing is mostly used outdoors to create a barrier around gardens or to accent outdoor living spaces. Bamboo fencing for outdoors is long lasting and perfectly complements any outdoor space. As an example, Bamboo fencing can also be used indoors in a variety of ways. For instance, use this fencing to create a barrier within a room as a sort of sectional. Or cut a piece and hang it in the window to act as a natural and textured curtain. Bamboo fencing is not only popular with homeowners who enjoy a more natural feel to their living spaces, but also those who enjoy clean lines and unique looks to their homes.
Bamboo is strong
When it comes to strength and resilience, few things on earth rival the grace and splendor of the mighty Bamboo, It can withstand a great deal of use without damage. It’s stronger than oak and considered the most durable hardwood. When laminated, bamboo is nearly as strong as soft steel. Bamboo doesn’t swell or shrink as hardwoods do, making it ideal for furniture and floors. Bamboo's tensile strength is 28,000 per square inch versus 23,000 for steel. In the tropics is it possible to plant and grow your own bamboo home. In a plot 20m x 20m2, in the course of 5 years, two 8m x 8m homes can be constructed from the harvest. Every year after that, the yield is one additional house per plot.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant
Bamboo is considered a sustainable resource because itgrows faster than any other plant on earth. Various types of this woody grass can grow 3 feet or more per day.When grown commercially, it is grown like other horticultural crops and harvested annually.Bamboo is not
a tree—it’s a grass, and it grows like one.Many species of bamboo can grow two feet or more a day. When it’s harvested, it need not be replanted, because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. So bamboo renews itself readily, unlike hardwood trees, which, once cut, are gone forever. Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource.
Bamboo is an enduring natural resource
Bamboo regenerates without replanting and requires minimal fertilization and planting. It is also an important economic resource in less developed countries, improving the quality of life of those that are involved in the commercial growth and distribution. Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It takes in greenhouse gasses and produces oxygen. In fact 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stands of trees. It can also provide habitat for birds and animals (though our bamboo is not preferred by pandas, and is therefore pandasafe).
Bamboo is efficient
|As a construction material, bamboo’s chief advantages are that it’s lightweight, fibrous, and resilient. It has a strength rivaled only by much heavier lumber and highly manufactured metals and concrete. While nearly a billion people live in bamboo housing—many of them in Asia—bamboo’s advantages are only making their way slowly to North America. We now commonly see bamboo contemporary architecture and furniture design. Parts of the bamboo that aren’t suitable for furniture are used for many other products. Though the bamboo is fast-growing and renewable, we’re still committed to using each bamboo stem without waste.
Bamboo is a renewable resource
|Bamboo is a high-yield renewable resource. Bamboo is now being used for wall paneling and floor tiles; bamboo pulp for paper-making; briquettes for fuel, raw material for housing construction; and rebar for reinforced concrete beams. There are 1,500 species of bamboo on earth. This diversity makes bamboo adaptable to many environments. It can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-20 years for most softwood. Bamboo tolerates extremes of precipitation, from 30-250 inches of annual rainfall.
Bamboo is saving the Rainforest
|Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials. Bamboo’s tensile strength is 28,000 pounds per square inch versus 23,000 pounds per square inch for steel. In the tropics it is possible to plant and ‘grow your own home;. in Costa Rica, 1000 houses of bamboo are built annually with material coming only from a 60 hectare bamboo plantation. If an equivalent project used timber, it would require 500 of our diminishing tropical rainforests. Using bamboo to replace timber saves the rainforests. With a 10-30% annual increase in biomass versus 2 to 5% for trees, bamboo creates greater yields of raw material for use. One clump can produce 200 poles in the three to five years.