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Types of Building Materials

With blueprints for a new home, you don't worry about insulation or decor. First, you consider what building materials to use. There are many options to choose from. If you are constructing a house, the following information will be helpful in purchasing supplies from a materials merchant.

  • Concrete – A combination of aggregate and a binder, usually cement. While it dries as hard as stone, concrete actually has a low tensile strength so it is reinforced when used in construction.
  • Brick – The second material we will discuss is brick, a ceramic block used in construction in combination with mortar. It is considered one of the longest lasting and strongest products for homebuilding.
  • Vinyl – Manufactured from mainly polyvinyl chloride, this plastic product is used on the exterior of a building for decoration as well as waterproofing. It has been used on houses since the late ‘50s, but the new emerging Green movement is voicing concern about the issues in making and disposing of this material.
  • Reclaimed Lumber – This is one of the best Green materials available on the market. Reclaimed lumber is wood that is taken from the walls of condemned or abandoned buildings and used in a new construction. Because of the nature of the lumber, the stock you will find depends on the size of the building that was torn down.
  • Bamboo – This product can be used for almost anything from cabinetry and flooring to constructing an entire house. It is considered a sustainable material because the plant can quickly replenish the amount that was lost during harvest time. In fact, some varieties can grow more than 39 inches a day.
  • Cork - Another green material, this is made out of the bark of trees. This means that no trees have to be cut down to produce this textile.
    North American Building Material
    Chicago, IL 60611
    As the premiere destination for building materials, we pride ourselves on supplying nothing less than the best contractors. Find out how to order the best construction material to your company with our help.
    National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assn.
    Washington, DC 20036
    No matter how small or large your construction project is, we can help connect you with the right building materials companies. As a national association, we'll help you find the companies with the supplies you need.
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    Cook Covert & Simonis Custom Building and Remodeli
    114 Old Mill Run Rd, Altoona, PA 16601
    New Homes and Additions, Custom Kitchen & Bathrooms, Custom-Built Furniture & Built-Ins, Marble, Tile, & Hardwood Flooring and Much More.
    (814) 943-3809
    Kephart Hardware Co
    422 N Centre St, Philipsburg, PA 16866
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    (814) 342-3080
    User Review: "Great hometown hardware store, great selection, helpful employees, even have rental equipment." - Ned (PA)
    Nature's Blend Wood Products
    717 1st Ave, Ford City, PA 16226
    We are a manufacture of kitchen and bath cabinetry. We also produce fireplace surrounds, custom steps, handrails, bookcases and other custom wood products as well. We produce quality products at factory direct pricing.
    (724) 763-7057
    Your Building Centers Inc
    2607 Beale Ave, Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 944-0802
    Alexander Architectural Products Inc
    800 N 3rd Ave, Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 941-0200
    Orr Lumber & Building Supply
    416 7th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 943-8183
    801 31st St, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 942-4306
    Seymore Brothers Inc Concrete Block
    4221 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 944-2074
    Home Depot
    1676 Osgood Dr, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 944-1326
    Contract Hardware & Supply Company
    601 Sprankle Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 941-2340
    Helsel Hardware
    225 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 944-0371
    Tanner's Hardware & Building Supplies
    432 Main St, Bellwood, PA 16617
    (814) 742-8800
    Kohl Building Products
    412 Kuhn Ln, Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 695-9277
    Houston Starr Company
    992 Old Route 22, Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 696-8411
    Grainger Industrial Supply
    261 Patchway Rd, Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 693-1560

    If you are looking to build a new home or improve an old building, you will need all sorts of building materials for your construction. Building materials is a broad term used to encompass all sorts of tools and supplies needed for construction. This can include everything from concrete blocks and stone slates, to ceramic slabs and wood panels. In ancient times, building materials were generally naturally occurring and could include everything from green leaves to mud sand. However, more and more materials are now man-made for added durability and convenience. Building materials do not only include the supplies necessary for the model construction of a house, but also the granite, ceramic, porcelain, and travertine stones used for both outside and inside applications. They are used for pools and walkways, as well as for kitchens and bathrooms. There are also green building supply stores that specialize in more environmentally sustainable materials. Building materials can also be used for interior work, to help the design of the home stand out. Masonry, carpentry, and roofing work use many of the same wood supply and tools that turn a house into a home. If you are interested in building materials for various projects, consider doing some research about the industry beforehand. Access your favorite online search engine and type in related keywords such as building material, model home construction, sustainable catalog, laminate tiles and others. Think about a specific project and research how many materials you will need, what types of supplies are best, and what costs are. Embarking on a building project can be a fun adventure, just make sure you are well informed before starting.
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