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The near limitless potential of bamboo is starting to be utilized in the construction field. For many years, bamboo has been relegated to the role of cosmetic wood product. They make chopsticks out of them, right? However, bamboo's natural properties are making it a valuable asset in several facets of construction.

Heavy Lifting

Compressed bamboo has a tensile strength that is stronger than steel. It can be compressed and used for such construction needs as heavy lifting and transport. For years, hardwoods have been used to support items like hydraulic jacks. The jacks need a sturdy base to exert upon as they lift heavy objects high in the air.

The process involves steaming bamboo cane in an oven, and then molding the fibers with special resin. After the steaming, you can compress the cane and bake it in an oven at high temperatures. The process yields a beam that is 95 percent fibre and 5 percent resin. That's one strong piece of lumber.

Support Beams

Bamboo beams can also be used in structures to enhance their durability. In most cases the bamboo lumber is far stronger than hardwoods. This makes it the perfect wood for support beams to a structure. Whether supporting the rafters of your ceiling, or the walls of your home, you want these sturdy beams in your home.

Cost Prohibitive

For some purposes where steel isn't required, the cost of making bamboo beams can be far less than the cost of a metal counterpart. This makes it a perfect building material for the construction site that needs strength on a tight budget. Factor in that the crop yields more than hardwood and takes less time to regrow, and you have a powerful tool in any construction companies belt.

Strength From Beauty

Few plants offer the strength and beauty that bamboo does. It is truly a plant of emmaculate design.

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We are dedicated to the promotion and use of bamboo throughout the world. Bamboo is a plant that offers limitless potential for the future. It offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and a green alternative.

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