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Bamboo Building Materials

If your project involves creating an authentic-looking tropical environment, your guests and customers are likely expecting bamboo. This sustainable evergreen plant is highly flexible for a number of applications both outdoors and indoors.

BYXS Commercial offers a range of bamboo building materials, available to purchase in bulk, for your next big project. Whether you are building or renovating, our quality natural wholesale bamboo can help you decorate or build the structures you need. Our extensive B2B background includes partnering with zoos, resorts, restaurants, spas and other businesses, so our technically experienced team has worked in the commercial marketplace and is already familiar with code compliance and other business concerns. Our service solutions include installation, fabrication, design assistance and more.

Reasons to Build With Bamboo Materials

 

Reasons to Build With Bamboo Materials

The uses of bamboo are virtually endless, but one of its most popular applications is as a building material, where it is valued for its strength, light weight and flexibility. Learn more about the benefits of building with this unique material, the types of bamboo you can build with and some tips on how to best use bamboo in your business.

Benefits of Building With Bamboo 

Bamboo is by no means a new building material. It has long been valued for the various benefits it offers, particularly its strength, as it has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than concrete or steel. Other benefits of bamboo in construction include the following.

1. Sustainability

As people become increasingly concerned with climate change, the use of bamboo in construction is becoming more common due in part to its sustainability. Several factors contribute to this, including the abundance of bamboo. There are 45 genera of bamboo, including 1,200 species, and there are an estimated 30 million hectares of land worldwide with bamboo growing on it. Other factors that make bamboo sustainable include:

  • It grows in many different areas around the world: Bamboo thrives in many tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • It grows rapidly: In the correct conditions, bamboo grows very fast, with one species growing nearly three feet in a single day. Although not all bamboo species grow this fast, they all are able to rejuvenate forests very quickly after being harvested since they can reach maturity in just three to eight years after being planted. This is much faster than hardwoods, which can take 80 to 100 years to reach maturity. Because bamboo can replace a forested area more quickly, it can help reduce the effects of deforestation.
  • It can grow in nutrient-poor soil: Bamboo can grow in poor soil, which can help reclaim land lost due to overworking the soil.
  • Plant renewal happens quickly: Bamboo is technically a grass, which means various types grow from runners connecting all of the plants in a grove. New shoots can develop from the old growth’s roots. Because the runners stay underground, the soil has fewer disturbances during the harvest of the mature bamboo, thereby preventing erosion and keeping nutrients in the soil for the following generation.

2. Environmental Friendliness

Bamboo forests produce significantly more oxygen than trees. Therefore, they can reduce pollution at a greater rate as well. Some other ways in which bamboo is eco-friendly include:

  • Absorbing more carbon dioxide than other plant species: Due to their rapid growth rates, giant woody bamboos already are considered to be effective absorbers of carbon dioxide, not just in AGC (above ground carbon), but also in BGC (below ground carbon) such as rhizomes and roots. Carbon can further be sequestered in durable harvested bamboo products and, if bamboo products take the place of carbon-intensive, non-renewable alternatives, it’s possible to reduce carbon emissions even more.
  • Helping to prevent erosion: Due to the extensive root system, bamboo helps to keep soil in place, which can help reduce the effects of erosion and runoff.
  • Helping to reduce water pollution: Since bamboo can grow without pesticides or other fertilizers, these chemicals do not enter the water supply.
  • Serving as greenspaces for wildlife: By planting bamboo forests, endangered species such as pandas can travel from one protected region to another.
  • Helping to recover soil that has been overgrazed: Just as bamboo is able to grow in soil that has been depleted of its nutrients due to agricultural overuse, it can also improve the fertility of the soil. This means bamboo may be able to help the environment by reducing the effects of land overuse by livestock. Generally, this type of land has few trees, which makes it more susceptible to floods and erosion during torrential rainfall. However, the root structure of bamboo can keep the earth in place during heavy rain, which further preserves the environment.

Types of Bamboo Building Materials

If your project involves creating an authentic-looking tropical environment, your guests and customers are likely expecting bamboo. This sustainable evergreen plant is highly flexible for a number of applications both outdoors and indoors.

BYXS Commercial offers a range of bamboo building materials, available to purchase in bulk, for your next big project. Whether you are building or renovating, our quality natural wholesale bamboo can help you decorate or build the structures you need. Our extensive B2B background includes partnering with zoos, resorts, restaurants, spas and other businesses, so our technically experienced team has worked in the commercial marketplace and is already familiar with code compliance and other business concerns. Our service solutions include installation, fabrication, design assistance and more.

Types of Bamboo Building Materials

 

Solid Bamboo

BYXS Commercial offers solid Tam Vong bamboo, which is the strongest species available and is in fact a product with a greater tensile strength than steel. For commercial applications, this species of solid bamboo is ideal because it will not split even when exposed to heat and the elements, the way lower-quality and residential-grade bamboo can.

Ideal for fencing, trim, ceilings, rails, fixtures, wall cladding, posts and other uses indoors and outdoors, solid bamboo from BYXS Commercial is available in lengths of 6’ to 14’ and diameters ranging from 3/4″ to 2.5″ and with the fire rating you need.

Tre-Gai Bamboo

The Tre-Gai species of bamboo is known for its visual beauty, uniform appearance and its larger size. The wall thickness of this species is up to 95% of the overall pole, so this bamboo can be used for support columns both indoors and outdoors. The BYXS Commercial team can help you ensure your bamboo meets the fire rating requirements for your applications. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Tonkin Bamboo Poles

 

Tonkin Bamboo Poles

The Tonkin species of bamboo is lightweight and comes in shades ranging from light honey to dark brown, which is why it is often used for decorative applications indoors. It is also freer of exceptions and imperfections when compared with other species.

BYXS Commercial offers both split and full round lengths of up to 5” and 16’. We can also work with you to achieve the fire rating you need.

Guadua Bamboo Poles

The Guadua species is attractive and sturdy, making it ideal for supports, furniture and a variety of uses indoor and outdoor. It can meet the International Building Code (IBC), required fire ratings and environmental regulations. This species has more nodes, which some designers prefer, and is available in diameters of 7 inches. BYXS Commercial may help you special order even thicker diameters as well.

Bamboo Slats

Slats from BYXS Commercial are made from the Tonkin, making them very durable. Carefully milled, these slats have a uniform appearance so they can be used for interior and exterior walls, trim, moldings, wainscoting and ceilings.

Bamboo Tambour Paneling

For this paneling, thin but durable strips of the outdoor part of bamboo are attached to a mesh backing. This paneling is sturdy enough for heavy customer traffic yet easy to install, even on curved surfaces. Installation is quick with pin nails and a chemical adhesive and a variety of looks are possible with different finishes and colors.

If you’re looking for commercial bamboo building material and quality take-off services, installation, design solutions, fabrication and more, contact BYXS Commercial for a free estimate or samples. If you have any questions, call our team at 877.625.9001.

Applications for Bamboo Building Materials

Applications for Bamboo Building Materials

Bamboo building materials have many structural and decorative applications. For instance, they are ideal for creating a tropical atmosphere, especially if you install bamboo with a rougher finish. If you are trying for a more elegant environment, look for bamboo materials with a lacquered, sleek finish.

Some popular applications of bamboo building materials include:

Tropical-Themed Theme Parks and Water Parks

Bamboo and other tropical materials offer lots of visual appeal and durability that is suitable for many types of amusement park applications. You can incorporate bamboo into places like concession stands, pool areas, ride enclosures and retail structures. Some other bamboo applications for theme and water parks include:

  • Structures: Bamboo both promotes a tropical atmosphere and also serves a practical purpose, as it can support exterior structures and also function as structural columns.
  • Dividers and fences: Bamboo can also be used to outline spaces in the park. You can easily give your chain link fence a visual upgrade simply by covering it with bamboo.
  • Theming: Bamboo can serve as a distinctive visual component for making a themed environment. Examples include Tiki huts, shade structures and themed dining areas.
  • Millwork: Bamboo ceilings, walls and railings with bamboo matting add a nice finishing touch.

Interior Tropical Environments

If you would like to add a tropical feeling to a room, bamboo can be used as ceiling and wall accents, which can complement the interior design and give the room a cohesive look. You can cover a wall with bamboo poles, creating a backdrop that serves as a focal point in the room. A couple of other ideas for incorporating bamboo into your commercial decor include:

  • Dividers: Bamboo can be used for practical or decorative dividers. It has sufficient structural integrity for a functional divider, and its distinct appearance means it can be a beautiful statement divider as well.
  • Decorative accents: Use some bamboo poles for an elaborate ceiling application to provide a refined, custom millwork appearance.

Hotels and Hospitality

If you are looking to add more of a visual theme to a new hotel or remodel, you can integrate bamboo in many ways. For instance, bamboo poles can be used in structural elements such as overhangs and shade structures that provide both beauty and functionality. You can also use bamboo for cladding for ceilings, walls, fencing and various other surfaces.

Aquariums and Zoos

If you own an aquarium or zoo, bamboo can serve many practical and decorative purposes, such as with visitor centers, exhibits and high-traffic areas. Some general types of structures you can make include:

  • Fence and enclosures: Bamboo is more than strong enough for enclosures and fences.
  • Shade structures: Bamboo poles can be combined with thatch to make attractive shade structures for the animals in an enclosure as well as for guests around the park.

How to Install Bamboo Building Materials

At BYXS Commercial, we have an experienced team of artisans and craftsmen who are well-versed in the latest techniques for installing bamboo structures. We offer a turn-key service, meaning we will take care of everything, including the materials, fabrication and installation. We can provide a complete fabrication and installation for projects of any size, and all installations come with a one-year workmanship warranty.

Alternatively, if you already have a team to install your bamboo structure but would still like a little bit of assistance, you can also take advantage of our on-site training and project management services. We’ll help your team through the fabrication/installation process and make sure your project is delivered successfully.

Our one-year workmanship warranty provides extra protection for your installation project as well. Having your bamboo structure installed professionally will provide your business with even more protection. How products are added to your property matters in terms of warranties, requirements, codes and, in the end, your liability. At BYXS Commercial, our experts use only installation practices and materials that are up to code and that will protect any warranties you have for items in your space.

Having your bamboo structure professionally installed also allows you to focus your time on what matters — creating an environment that attracts customers. With the help of trained experts, you can spend more energy on greeting customers and other activities that help build your business.

Also, keep in mind that having your installation done professionally will disrupt your business less. No matter what type of business you own, be it a contracting firm, design company, architecture business, zoo, spa or any other operation, you do not want to have to close your doors and lose revenue. By partnering with professionals, your installation will be fast and efficient, and you will have as little disruption as possible.

When you work with BYXS Commercial, our team will go over what to expect from our installation, and we offer solutions to keep downtime to a minimum.

Choose BYXS Commercial for Your Next Building Project

 

Choose BYXS Commercial for Your Next Building Project

Ready to find the bamboo you need to give your commercial location a tropical or elegant upgrade? To learn more about our commercial installation services, call us at 877-625-9001.