|Materials include manufactured products such as components, fittings, items of equipment and systems; naturally occurring materials such as stone, timber and thatch; and backfilling for excavations in connection with building work.|
Narrower definitions of materials such as 'physical substances that things can be made from' would seem to exclude manufactured products such as components, fittings, items of equipment and systems. For example, steel is a material, whereas a steel beam is a product.
Some of the more commonly used construction materials that might be considered to fall within this narrower definition are listed below. For a wider list, including products and components see: Products and components.
- Advanced phase change materials
- Aerogel insulation for buildings
- Alkali-activated binder
- Architectural fabrics
- Ash deafening
- Bulk filling materials
- Carbon fibre
- Cavity wall insulation
- Coal ash
- Concrete fibre
- Fibre cement
- Glass for buildings
- Glass reinforced concrete
- Glass reinforced plastic GRP
- Grouting in civil engineering
- High alumina cement
- Icynene spray foam insulation
- Lead in construction
- Mastic sealant
- Natural gas
- Non-combustible material
- Oak wood properties
- Oil - a global perspective
- Paints and coatings
- Phase change materials
- Phenolic foam insulation
- Polyamide intermediates
- Polyurethane spray foam in structurally insulated panels and composite structures
- Polyvinyl chloride PVC
- Precast concrete
- Prestressed concrete
- R22 phase out
- Recyclable construction materials
- Refrigerants in buildings
- Reinforced concrete
- Renewable chemicals
- Shale gas
- Solid wall insulation
- Stainless steel in construction
- Structural steelwork
- Sustainable materials
- Thermoplastic materials in buildings
- Topmix Permeable
- Tradical Hemcrete
- Transparent insulation
- Wrought iron
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