Building Materials

What are Building Materials

Building materials are materials that are used for construction purposes. Building materials  can be naturally occurring substances (e.g. wood, stone or other natural materials). The most commonly used building materials are concrete, steel, concrete blocks, bricks, glass, metal and similar materials.

Apart from naturally occurring materials, man-made products/synthetic, with the same character as naturally occurring building materials are used in production.

Building materials are a multi-billion dollar industry, and the use of natural building materials and synthetic materials in the construction industry is widespread worldwide.