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Bio-based and geosourced materials: renewable products used in construction
The steel frame house: advantages and disadvantages
What is a bio-based material, what are the materials concerned? Why are they used more and more in construction in France?
If the individual wooden houses are talked about more and more, in a context of sustainable development particularly media, wooden buildings remain unrecognized. For good reason: they are still in France to this day, non-existent. However, the lines should soon change: a series of spectacular projects are underway.
If concrete has long symbolized the industrial revolution and economic prosperity, it is now one of the materials in the crosshairs of sustainable development.
Hemp has reappeared thanks to the miracle of sustainable development: it has begun to reclaim it and return to favor. Come and find out everything you need to know about this eco-material to integrate into your future projects.
Steel is not strictly speaking a new material, mastered by man since the Iron Age. Amplified during the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution, the use of steel has continued until today, remaining one of the most widely used materials for construction by developed countries.
Cement concrete is still by far the most widely used material in construction, with 100 tonnes produced every second worldwide, and the same amount of CO2 released.
Construction represents one of the main challenges of sustainable development, with the need to use materials that pollute much less than concrete. The brick is making a comeback ...
At the start of the 2010s, it was just one more new trend: building your house out of straw, an eco-friendly act that smacks of a return to nature, with vaguely baba-cool hints. From now on, in a foggy socio-economic context, it is serious, with the key to resolutely concrete and pragmatic interests, which are expressed in terms of energy bill, carbon footprint or even energy saving work. energy.
Almost disappeared in the twentieth century, hemp has made a strong comeback in construction in recent years, thanks to its excellent insulating properties.
Bamboo construction has been on the rise in recent years, fueled by the chain of global laws in favor of sustainable development.
An “ecological concrete”, here is what could surprise on behalf of this assembly of materials, generally pointed out as terribly energy-consuming and polluting. However, there are alternatives to cement concrete made from mineral materials: earthen concrete.
While clay bricks can be relatively environmentally friendly, concrete blocks are, on the other hand, among the materials least in line with the wave of sustainable development.
The weekend of September 20 took place the Habitat & Bois Fair at the Epinal Congress Center. The living room was already celebrating its 36th edition, but a fresh wind blowing in allied exhibitors, in a rapidly changing sector. If it is still struggling to attract young apprentices to get started, customers are however more and more attracted by wooden buildings. Why ? The answer is invariable: sustainable development and (or) economies.
Moussa Thiam, a young Malian expatriate in Canada came up with the idea of inventing a new type of ecological cement, based on sand, gravel and plastic waste. Concrete is one of the most used mineral assemblies of man.
Transforming a bathroom into a warm and modern room is not that complicated. You just need to choose the right materials. If the wood has long been left out, the water-repellent treatments now allow it to invite itself into the water features.
Faced with the imperatives of sustainable development, since the 2000s, good ideas for environmentally friendly materials have multiplied.
Building a stone house, in the light of human history, is anything but a new idea. This process has come back in force in recent years with, since the 2000s, the promotion of ecological trends on the international scene.
Today, wood is making a strong comeback in major projects that are part of sustainable development.