Building is an expensive endeavour, and sourcing all of your materials is a big part of the expense. This is why using cheap, abundant, locally sourced materials is such a good option. People often overlook the possibility of using locally sourced materials to build their home, and instead go for the more traditional building materials which are manufactured in one part of the world and then transported to the next…. Read Article →
Continuing on with our recent theme of using natural materials to substitute for the more traditional man-made options, we’ll be talking about clay. Anybody who has worked with both clay and plaster will notice the similarities between the two different materials, and they are actually interchangeable when talking about applying to walls. Plaster serves a lot of purposes in buildings, including as a fire-retardant. For homes which are made mainly… Read Article →
There are lots of reasons why somebody could be convinced that using real, natural wool as a method of insulation is the way to go. It has a lot of the same benefits that the most up-to-date man-made insulation has, but unlike a lot of them, wool is very easy to manage with absolutely no risk to human health, unlike a lot of the glass-fibre based man-made insulation materials, which… Read Article →
Another example is linoleum and other man-made replacements of natural wood. Wood can be expensive, particularly when it comes down to certain varieties like mahogany or even birch, so having a ‘fake’ replacement for that can definitely end up cheaper. Linoleum is also better able to deal with wet conditions. All that’s been said about the comparison thus far is basically in support of the artificial copies; I mean, who… Read Article →
There are a lot of examples, in the building construction world, of artificial copies replacing the older and natural materials, such as with linoleum which looks like wooden floors, or fake roof thatching. There are a lot of reasons for why this is so in the various cases where it has occurred, but it usually comes down to cost. Artificially producing something which looks the same as a more expensive… Read Article →
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