Building materials

Building materials:

      Building material is any material which is used for construction purposes. Many naturally occurring substances, such as clay, rocks, sand, and wood, even twigs and leaves, have been used to construct buildings. Apart from naturally occurring materials, many man-made products are in use, some more and some less synthetic. The manufacture of building materials is an established industry in many countries and the use of these materials is typically segmented into specific specialty trades, such as carpentry, insulation, plumbing, and roofing work.

Natural and artificial materials and products used for the construction and repair of buildings and structures. The many different purposes and operating conditions of buildings and structures account for the variety of demands placed on building materials and for the great diversity of available materials. Two basic categories of building materials are recognized: general-purpose materials, such as cement, concrete, and timber, used in the construction of various types of structures, and special-purpose materials, such as acoustic, insulating, and refractory materials. Depending on the degree of preparation before use, building materials are conventionally classified as building materials proper, such as binders and aggregates, and structural components, which are prefabricated units and elements to be installed in buildings at the construction site, such as reinforced-concrete panels, toilet stalls, and door and window units.

Industrialization and the expansion of modern construction have led to an increased share of prefabricated structural components in the total production volume of building materials. The greater output of building materials in the form of almost totally prefabricated items makes it possible to increase labor productivity, decrease costs, and accelerate construction work


        Adhesives & Sealants
        Bricks & Blocks
        Plasterboard & Plaster
        Timber & Sheet
        Bonding Agents & Admixes
        Cement, Concrete & Mortar Stain Clean
        Fire Cement & Intumescent Pads
        Line Marking Paint & Applicators
        Damp Proof Course & Membrane

Here is a listing of other building materials suppliers you may need to locate in assembling your materials cost estimate:


  • Concrete
  • Masonry Products
  • Sand and Gravel
  • Steel
  • Trusses
  • Windows and Doors
  • Trim Materials
  • Hardware
  • Garage Door
  • Appliances
  • Prefab Stairs
  • Cabinets and Vanities
  • Glass and Mirrors
  • Floor Coverings
  • Nursery (Landscape Materials)
  • Construction Rental Equipment

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