Professionals reveal the eco-friendly building materials for 2020

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One of the biggest developments in the property industry has been that of eco-friendly building materials. Materials which essentially reduce the harmful environmental impact of building operations.

Interested in sustainable building, Sell House Fast surveyed 582 architects, engineers and construction (AEC) professionals to identify the eco-friendly building materials they expect the property (commercial as well as non-commercial) industry to increase using in 2020.

The eco-friendly building materials AEC professionals predict will see the biggest increase in usage within the property industry during 2020

Bamboo 74%

Straw Bales 69%

Timbercrete 61%

Recycled Plastics 56%

Ferrock 47%

Hempcrete 44%

Cork 38%

Sell House Fast found that the majority of experts believe bamboo (74%) is the eco-friendly building material that will experience the greatest increase in usage within the property industry next year.

Thereafter, 69% expect straw bales to have a strong inclusion in construction projects scheduled in 2020. Whilst slightly less feel the same way about timbercrete (61%).

Contrastingly, cork (38%) is the eco-friendly building material that experts predict will be utilised the least by the property industry over the course of 2020.

Robby du Toit, the Managing Director of Sell House Fast commented: “The property industry is more eco-conscious than ever before. This has led to a surge in the innovation and development of eco-friendly building materials. As professionals become better acquainted with the properties and benefits of different eco-friendly building materials, their adoption rate in construction projects can expect to see a positive increase. This research certainly highlights the eco-friendly building materials that will have a big impact in 2020”.