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Buildings and Building materials: Everything you need to know

The concrete jungle has evolved rapidly in the last few decades. With its branches touching the sky, as humans have evolved vastly from living in real jungles to sipping coffee at heights, one had slightly imagined. While some may find it comfortable to stay close to their parents, with ambitions as high as these buildings, the millennial have started to live in the megacities of tomorrow with the hope of getting the best services at their disposal.

But what makes these cities unique are the building materials itself. The advancements in the construction technology have led architectural wonders like the Burj Khalifa and the Twin Towers of Singapore. One can moved out of the age of clay and twigs, but as always the basics remain the same. Gravel, soil, sand, and others remain the basic roots of these sky-scrappers.

Here is a small introduction of what building materials are currently used and what role do they play in building a strong house of yours:

  1. Sand –

Sand is one of the traditional building blocks of homes. It combines with cement, and sometimes lime to create plaster and mortar for masonry.

  • Concrete –

Concrete is a composite building material made from the combination of aggregate and binder such as cement.

  • Bricks and rocks –

Bricks and rocks give shape to your dream. They form the structure you want to give to your building. They vary in various forms, from clay-based bricks to fly ash based bricks. The choice of bricks or rocks is important as it is the building that has to suffer the harsh weather conditions and natural calamities for ages to come.

  • Metal –

Metal is used as a structural framework for buildings or as an external surface covering. While steel is the basic choice for most of the works, lower density metals like aluminum and copper are also used to build infrastructures.

  • Glass –

Glass panes have always provided humans with the ability to both let light into rooms while at the same time keeping rough weather outside.

The selection of the right set of materials might be overwhelming, and hence require the attention of experts. People who have spent decades in the construction business. People with the right skills and focus. People who can turn your dream home into a reality. But not all things can be built from the ground up.

Sometimes things need to be demolished to cherish your future aspirations. This further deepens the need for qualified and experienced excavators to build your dream home from the ground up. No matter how big or how small your next project may sound, the need for qualified personnel heightens up with each phase.  

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