Bamboo is to the environment as penicillin is to the human race. It literally protects and heals the earth while growing! Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen and absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses than an equivalent size stand of trees. Its widespread root system reduces soil erosion and its nitrogen absorption helps mitigate water pollution and in turn the soil as well. Bamboo is self-sustainable. After the bamboo plant perishes, its root system survives and becomes stronger…
A recent composite decking installation in Val De Vie in Paarl, Western Cape by our installation partner Bamboo Warehouse. Once more showing how bamboo can create, transform and inspire.  
More great news out of Africa as 18 African countries have so far joined INBAR in promoting & developing Bamboo as a sustainable resource. "To tap into this lucrative green economy, African governments and the private sector have begun positioning themselves to commercialize bamboo. The profit potential has become even greater as environmentalists link bamboo with climate change mitigation, and the possibility of increased income through carbon credits. So far 18 African countries with natural bamboo—Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia,…
Another example of the many uses of the wonder plant bamboo. This time in Hong Kong where they use it as scaffolding in construction projects, with many reaching as high as 90 levels. Because its hollow and strong bamboo is lighter and cheaper than metal scaffolding, acccoring to the local experts. Even the Great Wall of China was built using bamboo! In Africa it is also being used in construction projects, mostly in Nigeria, in small scale construction projects. 
When it comes to renovating or building our homes, we can all agree that one of the most difficult decisions to make are which floors to lay down. There are countless different options; laminate, tiles, hardwood, carpets, bamboo. Not to mention the variance in price, advantages, shortcomings,. , an endless list! We have to take all these factors into account and play a game of risk management. Below we take a look at the benefits of laminate vs bamboo vs…
Architects are making great use of thie eco-friendly and self-sustainable product. Letting their creativity run wild. These architects are creating transformative spaces that can only be described as a work of art. Bamboo is uniquely strong with and creative edge. Its versatility allows captivating creations.   Click here to view our complete bamboo board on Pinterest for more inspiring ideas and for the orginal links to the images above      
   How Bamboo Grows Frist growth season (3-4 seasons):Reaches full height and width Third Year: The culm fully hardens and the bamboo shoot is considered fully mature Compared to 3 years for bamboo, hardwood takes 30-50 years to mature! Bamboo is clearly the best eco-friendly option for your home or office. Contact us today to request a quote or find out more about this amazing product  
Bamboo is changing lives all over the world and as this recent CNN Africa video shows it has also created a whole new industry in Ethiopia. The bamboo trade is growing in size there and some of the products being produces includes bamboo flooring, toothpics and even curtains. Bamboo is also a more sustainability resource than traditional materials such as timber and other hardwoods.  Click below to view the full CNN Africa article plus video: Ethiopian bamboo: The new green gold of Africa?…
We've already highlighted the many advantages of our composite decking over other plastic decking but below we wish to show you some of the stunning installations done by our installation agent, Bamboo Warehouse, in South Africa. Our durable and low-maintenance decking boards come in a variety of colors and its ease of installation makes almost any deck design idea possible. Composite Decking Installation Our decking boards can transform any area into a stunning living space as shown by the transformation…
Flood Proof Bamboo Houses H&P Architects designs house build to withstand flooding: The architects used tightly-packed rows of bamboo cane to build the walls, floors and roof of the Blooming Bamboo Home, along with bamboo wattle, fibreboard and coconut leaves. Click here for full article.  Bali Bamboo House Of Dreams Green Village Bali is an eco initiative led by Ubud’s Elora Hardy and her team at Ibuku – architects, designers and master craftsmen who pioneer all-new approaches to bamboo architecture and…

 

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