Trends In Building Materials

Trends In Building Materials

In recent years, a change is taking place in construction and architecture due to social awareness and new advances in sustainability, respect for the environment, ecology and energy efficiency. Society demands buildings with a minimum of environmental impact and maximum respect for our planet, but also follow trends in building materials.

We are faced with important changes and new trends when it comes to choosing building materials for buildings, whether in structures, facades or interiors, so architecture takes on a significant role.

In ACH today we bring you the trends in building materials that are already being implemented in the buildings of the 5 continents.

This also includes knowing the trends in construction for this year and that intend to be implemented in the future as another tool. We expose some of the most significant trends, among them, leaving paper aside and managing documents through software to avoid excessive costs in money and especially on paper; using 3D printers as the future of construction to save costs and care for the environment; professional qualification with new materials and new technologies as something of everyday life; ecology and care for the environment as a major theme within construction and finally, safety and protection of workers to prevent accidents.

But in this case, we are going to focus on trends in building materials. Do you want to know what they are? We leave you a list with the most used this year and some with a view to the future by builders for new buildings. It takes on great importance as it is a vital part of architecture and even interior decoration. Next we see the list:

Wood, a material used par excellence due to its low cost and cosy appearance that is always present, in addition to being a product of natural origin, recyclable and renewable. As insulation is recommended, both thermally and acoustically and is widely used for its durability and because it is easy to find. As far as aesthetics are concerned, there are different shapes and finishes, which allows for a lot of variety.

De-toned oxides, with various finishes, ideal for exteriors and bathrooms because it is non-slip. It provides a modern style, so it is one of the favorites for architects and designers for places that move away from the classic.

White marble in various formats and with special pieces, since in this material returns. Another one of the most used for its resistance, its simple and elegant tones. Suitable for interiors, exteriors and facades.

Brick type finishes, to give an industrial environment or unfinished work aspect, as well as insulation capacity. Within this material, we also talk about ecological bricks, with great advantages towards the care of the environment.

Looking to the future, we find solar paint, a spray that transforms any surface into a solar energy panel due to perovskite, a mineral that absorbs light. This trend is not yet fully consolidated, we will have to wait to give it approval.

Synthetic shingles are made of limestone and recycled plastics, have a useful life of more than 50 years and are cheaper than traditional shingles, sustainable and recyclable – all advantages!

Another of the future-oriented implementations is the inorganic geopolymer, considered similar to granite but with improvements, such as greater resistance and humidity levels regulator. The greatest advantage is that the higher the temperature, the more solid it becomes, so in extreme heat situations buildings built with this material would not crack like the rest.

And we could not miss in material trends for our products that are always trend by their need for any type of construction. Here are some examples.

Something essential in construction and that we must keep in mind, are our different types of ACH Sandwich Panels as an ideal material for insulation in industrial works.
Profiled sheets are also widely used as a complementary service to the panels in the current market.

The application of these materials is based on three fundamentals: environmental protection, comfort and/or high aesthetic value. The latest trends in building materials will allow you in many cases greater savings and advantages in costs, insulation and increase the architectural value of your project.

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