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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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    Taylor Clay Products Inc.
    Salisbury, NC 28147
    Choose from a range of colored and architectural bricks at Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury, NC. Contact us at (980) 330-6257.
    (980) 330-6257
    Fourtees Inc
    3924 Mt Olive Church Rd, Newton, NC 28658
    Since 2001, Fourtees Inc has specialized in Custom Home Building and Home Improvements including Home Renovations, Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels, and Outdoor Living in the Lake Norman NC area. Our cove
    (704) 966-9302
    3 Rivers Building Supply
    152 Mack Hampton Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
    Enhance your next project with quality building materials and supplies. Visit our store in Blowing Rock, NC, to view our ever-expanding assortment.
    (828) 263-4554
    K & G Building Materials & Salvage
    10300 Nc 67 Hwy, East Bend, NC 27018
    (336) 699-2124
    East Bend Hardware Archery Shop
    329 W Main St, East Bend, NC 27018
    (336) 699-3557
    HKS Hardware & Hollow Metal Inc
    6637 E Old Us 421 Hwy, East Bend, NC 27018
    (336) 699-3782
    Puryear Builders
    3016 Twins Pl, Boonville, NC 27011
    (336) 468-8605
    Discount Builders & Supply Co Inc
    1275 W Dodson Mill Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    (336) 368-3000
    Discount Utility Buildings & Carports
    1285 W Dodson Mill Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    (336) 368-9482
    Lowes Recycling
    707 W Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    (336) 368-8803
    Smith Guano & Hardware Co
    128 W Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    (336) 368-4459
    Garanco Inc
    618 W Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    (336) 368-2989
    Riverside Building Supply
    535 E Pine St # Frnt, Mount Airy, NC 27030
    (336) 789-2141
    Lowes Foods
    715 W Independence Blvd, Mount Airy, NC 27030
    (336) 719-6578
    Schafer Building Supply Inc
    131 W Pine St, Mount Airy, NC 27030
    (336) 786-4111

    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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