The first thing to consider when planning a building project is the type of building materials you decide to use. The building material you choose will affect the durability of your building.
The materials must be decided by consulting the architects and civil engineers depending on the load-bearing capabilities of those materials. The most widely used materials are cement, steel, wood, and stone, each having different strengths, weights, and durability. It’s also important to maintain the materials’ quality, as it differs from dealer to dealer. There are national standards and testing methods to maintain the integrity of the construction industry.
Here are 5 essential building material options to consider :
Steel is traditionally used in industrial and commercial architectures. Now it’s extremely popular in residential construction projects to choose superior durability, easy-to-use, and modifiable nature. Stainless steel is also anti-corrosive, making it perfect use for structural framework. It has high strength, weight and is also cost-effective.
Bricks are a common building material that’s been in used from a long time. It is super durable, energy-efficient, low in maintenance and sustainable in nature. Bricks are easily available and used as building blocks.
Concrete is a composition of the fine and coarse aggregate of materials like sand, stone, binders and cement. It is used as a framework for its ability to withstand heavy weight and surrounding environmental forces.
To increase its tensile strength, engineers reinforce concrete with TMT bars.
Stone is an easily available building material used to fireproof, give protection against vermin. Natural stones have a low environmental impact and are a traditional building material that is very much still in use.
Cement composites are diluted with water as cement paste, used for binding bricks and woods. Cement paste naturally has compatible binding properties with various building materials.
These are some of the essential building materials used in the construction industry.
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