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November 14, 2018

Top Economical Building Materials


Construction is no easy task and building your dream home or a much-needed outbuilding can quickly become very expensive. The material you choose to construct the building from is going to be one of the most important decisions you make. Here is a quick guide for the best and most economical building materials you can choose for your project.
Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood is not just a brilliant eco-friendly option, it is a great way to make your building look far more expensive than it actually is. Every piece will be unique and will make your building extremely eye-catching and interesting from every angle.
The older the timber is, the more durable it is and the least likely it is to warp like new timber will. It is a fantastic option for anyone considering a stylish and modern eco-home.
Steel
Steel buildings are another very trendy and modern building alternative. Ideal for anyone looking for a new outbuilding, they create extremely flexible buildings which have a whole host of different uses. 
If you purchase a steel building kit, you will get everything you need to put up the building. You can hire either a contractor or do it yourself. Soon you will have your own amazing steel building on your property, ready for whatever you need it to do.
Brick
Brick homes have been extremely popular for centuries and are the ideal option if you are wanting to build or restore a property you intend to live in for decades. Just like with reclaimed wood, reclaimed brick can be a brilliant eco alternative.
They create very distinctive buildings which everyone loves while also coming with some added benefits like being fireproof and sound-muffling.
Straw
Again, if you are looking for a cheap material which is also eco-friendly, you might consider straw. While not the best for particularly rainy or humid climates, straw will create a well-insulated and snug home with thick walls to keep out the weather. 
It can also be sourced from a local farmer at a much cheaper price than going to a building supplier. If you wish to support businesses in your area with your construction project, straw might be the right way for you to go. 
Earth
If you can’t go up, why not go down? Take inspiration from the hobbits of Middle Earth and carve your own amazing hope into the side of a hill. These unique homes are brilliant since you won’t need the same amount of building materials as a traditional home and the earth removed during the excavation can be packed tight and repurposed for the walls. An earth home will always be a cosy and warm choice and the insulation from the hill above makes it yet another fantastic eco-friendly option.
You may not always have the budget for a grand design but that does not mean you have to sacrifice having a stylish living space. Make smart and affordable choices with your building materials and you will soon have the building of your dreams.

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