Strictly speaking, thermo bamboo is not wood. But it does have the outstanding qualities of hardwood, and it is a particularly sustainable alternative to the tropical wood varieties that are becoming more and more scarce. Furthermore, bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. So it is an abundantly-available construction material.
Gaining up to a metre per day, bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant. Harvesting takes place after five years – and since it does not harm the rootstock, a new stem emerges in place of the previous one. So bamboo can be considered a limitless resource.
With its extremely fast rate of growth and virtually limitless availability, all around the world bamboo is increasingly seen as natural resource with plenty of potential for scaled-up implementation.
Harvested bamboo is sawn into strips and peeled. The strips are then compressed and heat-treated without using chemicals. After the patented thermal treatment, which takes place at 200°C, bamboo is not only extremely hard and very stable but also completely resistant to mould. Bamboo is a limitless natural resource with countless applications as a building material. Make sure to have a look at our beautiful HOTwood bamboo decking boards and thermo bamboo cladding in the Bamboo X-treme® collection by Moso®. As shown in the figure below, they are even more durable than the strongest tropical hardwoods.
HOTwood bamboo achieves a B-s1, d0 (EN 13501-1) fire rating without flame-retardant treatment. Durable, safe and stylish!
Thermo bamboo is PEFC and/or FSC® certified.
The extreme stability of the material ensures a very durable bamboo deck or bamboo façade with the natural appearance of hardwood. Moreover, with a warranty of 25 years you can rest assured that our HOTwood bamboo decking boards and thermo bamboo cladding are guaranteed to last. Please note: board ends not covered by a fascia must always be protected with wax oil to avoid cracking and splitting. Would you prefer a wood protection? We offer bamboo boards that are ideal as decking fascia or as a finish for window and door frames.
To help protect our planet from the effects of climate change, we are planting trees that will make a real impact.
Through the Go Forest organisation, locals in the Peruvian Amazonia are planting bamboo on our behalf. The favourable climate in the region means that bamboo grows quickly and will soon have a positive impact on biodiversity, CO2 absorption and local economies.
This is how we are trying to do our bit towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that the UN hopes to achieve throughout the world by 2030. We are doing this as part of the Voka Charter.
We have also been named an SDG Pioneer by UNITAR. This prestigious certificate is a great reward for our work towards sustainability, which is part of our DNA.