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The 5 Best Materials For Your Next Building Project

With the pandemic still causing havoc for people's lives, home improvement and construction industries are busier than ever, with more people at home. Whether that be furlough or working from home, more people are looking at expanding their property or having renovation work done. 

For building and construction companies this means there is usually more work around, but what about those doing DIY? No matter if you work for a building company or looking to do some DIY work, you will need some handy materials to help you make your project a reality. Not only have we included the best materials to consider, you can also find a list of some common uses for those particular materials, if you require any inspiration.

1. Concrete

Concrete is a great starting material for projects and has so many benefits, hence why it is such a popular material across the world for all building companies. It is cost-effective too and delivers great strength, longevity and security. You will find concrete being used in your everyday life. 

Common Uses for Concrete: 

  • Driveways 
  • Hot Tub & Shed Bases
  • Extensions
  • Garden Decorations

2. Steel

Just like concrete, steel is used for so many different applications in a variety of industries, particularly the automotive, aerospace and appliance industries. Not only is steel hugely recyclable, and therefore sustainable, the aesthetic appeal is a huge positive for projects if you are looking to craft something that looks amazing. If you are looking for steel Bristol you can contact your local steel stockholder and provide them with your requirements.

Common Uses for Steel: 

  • Builders Beams
  • Ornaments
  • Structures 
  • Water Features
  • Storage

3. Stone

Stone is used all over the world because of its diversity in look and application. Although known to be quite heavy, due to the variety available, many people choose to opt in for this material. Stone is used across more random and diverse projects than other materials as there are so many different types that can be used, such as natural stone and decorative stone.

Common Uses for Stone:

  • Garden 
  • Wall Structures
  • Statues 
  • Flooring
  • Paving 

4. Plastic

Plastic is one of the least sustainable materials, which isn’t the best, but that doesn’t render it useless. If you need to save on costs and are looking for a short-term solution for the project or piece you are creating, plastic could be the way to go. The production for most plastics is actually not as intensive if you compare this to some metals, paper and similar materials.

Common Uses for Plastic:

  • Cycling Gear
  • Electronics 
  • Packaging
  • Insulation
  • Signage 

5. Brick

You just can’t leave out bricks. Used for virtually all kinds of house building and construction, bricks can be used to create fantastic structures. They have so many benefits such as energy efficiency, lack of maintenance (perfect for all users) and they are also weatherproof, so can be used in virtually any project.

Common Uses for Brick:

  • Housing
  • Construction
  • Walls
  • Pavements
  • Masonry 

Get started on your new project with one of those materials today! Alternatively, research into all of them and look at ways in which you can make use of the different available options. Make your next project exciting. 

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