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Building Materials

There are so many different building materials to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Deciding which suits you the best is one of the most important steps in home construction.

Concrete

Concrete

Concrete is a strong and diverse building material. It can be used in so many ways, including slabs, poured, formed with fabrics, ferrocement, laminated ferrocement, and mixed with acrylic for super thin and lightweight applications.

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Dirt

Dirt

Dirt is one of the most readily available and versatile materials. And cheap too. There's adobe, brick, rammed, earthbag, rapidobe, and more.

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Metal

Metal

Though more expensive than many other materials, metal is strong, quick and useful, whether for framing, roof or walls.

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Wood

Wood

Wood is a useful building material, especially for shelving and quick, temporary buildings.

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Fabric

Fabric

The uses of fabrics within building are extensive, often limited only by the imagination. They can be forms, retainers, temporary shelter, flooring, the foundation for acrylic concrete. The list goes on.

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Rock

Rock

Rock is a cheap and beautiful material, though time consuming. When you have more energy and time than money, this may be the perfect option.It's also great for swales and retaining walls.

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