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Building materials are products that are designed to construct buildings, houses and other structures. These are used in huge quantities such that they are typically designed to be economical, functional and standardized. Building materials include natural products such as wood, traditional products such as brick, chemical products such as varnish and engineered products such as fiber-reinforced plastic panels. The following are common examples of building materials.
Aluminum
Asphalt / Asphalt Shingles
Bamboo
Basalt
Brass
Brick veneer
Bricks
Carpet
Cement
Ceramic fiber insulation
Ceramic tiles
Clay tiles
Concrete / cement
Concrete blocks
Copper
Cork
Cross-laminated timber
Engineered siding
Engineered wood
Fiber cement siding
Fiberglass insulation
Foam board insulation
Galvanized steel
Glass
Glass blocks
Glass tiles
Glues
Granite
Gravel
Grout
Gypsum board / drywall
Hardwood
Iron
Plastic, PVC & vinyl
Iron pipes & fittings
Laminated glass
Laminated veneer lumber
Limestone
Lumber / dimensional lumber
Manufactured stone
Marble
Metal roofing
Mirrors
Mortar
Natural fiber insulation
Natural stone
Oriented strand board
Paint
Plaster
Plywood
Polycarbonate
Porcelain tiles
Pressure-treated wood
Rebar
Reflective insulation
Sand
Sheet metal
Slate
Stainless steel
Steel
Steel / structural steel
Stone
Stone veneer
Stucco
Tempered glass
Terra cotta
Timber
Varnish
Wood
Wood paneling
Wood shingles & shakes
Wrought iron
Cast iron
Paper / wallpaper
Building materials can also be sorted into basic types such as wood, metal, stone and glass products.
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