Bamboo stick Guadua
South American Bamboo Stick Guadua is available in various diameters and lengths. Guadua bamboo is known as the strongest bamboo species in the world with an exceptionally high load-bearing capacity and a tensile strength higher than that of mild steel. These unique mechanical properties make Guadua bamboo poles the undisputed number one choice among innovative architects and engineers specialising in green and sustainable building of various structures.
We also have the Guadua poles in our showroom and inspiration garden. Here, you can view this Bamboo Stick Guadua and possibly pick and take it directly from our warehouse. Because we buy our materials directly from the source, you are assured of the best price and the most beautiful canes with us.
WORKING WITH BAMBOO
Bamboo canes can be connected in many different ways. Most techniques use rope and/or threaded ends. But more advanced methods, such as the fish-mouth connection or peg-and-hole connection, are also possible.
Of course, you can also screw down the bamboo stick. Here we recommend always pre-drilling to minimise the risk of cracks.
Cutting bamboo is best done with a Japanese saw. This special bamboo saw has small sharp teeth that allow you to cut easily, quickly and precisely.
If you wish to place bamboo sticks in the ground, we recommend applying Bamboo Ground Protector to the part to be placed in the ground. This special black coating preserves the bamboo and protects it from rot.
Each bamboo pole is unique. Colour differences and variations in the width of the bamboo canes are normal for this natural product. Vertical cracking is also a natural property of the material. Especially in the hot and dry months of the year, vertical cracks can appear in bamboo. In humid and cold weather, the cracks are smaller than in dry and hot weather. The cracking of bamboo does not directly affect its lifespan.
A natural property of bamboo poles is that the canes are thicker at the base than at the top. The gradient of the bamboo canes depends on the bamboo species and the length of the cane. Our indicated dimensions are always measured at the thickest end of the bamboo stick. Are you looking for a specific size? Feel free to visit us to pick out the bamboo sticks yourself.
Bamboo is a natural product, therefore bamboo poles are never 100% straight and there may be colour differences between them.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANINGAfter installing the Bamboo Stick Guadua, you can apply our Bamboo Protector. A specially developed colorless/transparent stain that protects the bamboo from tarnish and discoloration. With outdoor use bamboo will gray and discolor, just like any natural material. We therefore recommend to treat bamboo annually, preferably in spring, with our Bamboo Renovator, a specially developed stain that protects the bamboo and restores the color. Bamboo Renovator is easy to apply to cleaned bamboo using a brush. When doing so, use thin layers and spread Bamboo Renovator well. For cleaning bamboo you can use our Bamboo Cleaner. Possibly with stubborn dirt / deposits bamboo can also be sprayed off with a high pressure cleaner. But at an appropriate distance to avoid damage.
A SHINY RESULTThere is also an alternative maintenance product available. Bamboo Booster. BambooBooster is a natural oil that can easily be applied with a Maintenance Cloth. With this oil you get a nice shiny result. The oil protects and nourishes the bamboo, but does not slow down the process of discoloration. Bamboo Booster can be applied several times a year for optimal results. The oil can only not be combined with our Bamboo Protector and Bamboo Renovator stain.
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More about Bamboo
Bamboo & Environment
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change. Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent species of hardwood. This is due to its high growth rate and photosynthesis. Climate change has been an issue for several years, which is why bamboo could be included as a certified hardwood. Bamboo is also suitable for biomass production because it gives the second highest biomass on earth.
Bamboo & Cracks
A natural characteristic of bamboo is that cracks may appear vertically, this cannot be prevented. These are caused by differences in climate and humidity.
If you treat the bamboo poles with an oil or lacquer, the number of cracks will be less than if you do not apply a protective layer. But unfortunately this cannot be prevented 100%. The cracks can expand and shrink depending on the climate.
Protect the forest: build with bamboo
Every year more than 13 million hectares of forest are cut down.That's 1140 soccer fields every hour. Of course forests are planted, but the annual net loss of forest is over 7 million hectares, which is more than twice the area of Belgium. If those forests were not cut down, up to a quarter less CO2 would be released into the air.