Building and construction materials Building material is any material used for construction purpose such as materials for house building. Wood, cement, aggregates, metals, bricks, concrete, clay are the most common type of building material used in construction. The choice of these are based on their cost effectiveness for building projects.
Many naturally occurring substances, such as clay, sand, wood and rocks, 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, plumbing, roofing and insulation work. This reference deals with habitats and structures including homes.
This Sourcing Guide is intended to provide information on aggregates, bricks, pavers, flags, roofing materials, precast concrete components, steel building components, access floors, cladding, fiber cement products, concrete form work shutters, drainage systems, recycled and engineered stone, composite concrete floors, hollow core and slab manufacturing equipment, masonry and concrete reinforcement materials….
This guide does not provide a complete and exhaustive list of suppliers of each product based in the Flanders region.
This guide is by no means a complete and exhaustive list of suppliers of each commodity based in Flanders.
By no means is it. In fact, this guide is merely the first “installment” in what should be the definitive guide to finding suppliers of high-performance building materials in the Flanders region.
Still can’t find what you’re looking for?
Looking for more information on construction and building materials and technologies “from Flanders”? Or would you like to know more about our partnering meetings on construction?
At the end of this book, in both sections of “Meet the Builders at Building Events in Flanders, “you will find details of construction-related organizations committed to providing the right answers and where to meet with them. Of course, you can also rely on the solid foundation provided by Flanders Investment & Trade.