The advantages of bamboo façade cladding

Bamboo offers several benefits over other cladding materials:

  • The natural appearance;
  • The high stability and hardness;
  • The fire resistant properties of the material reach fire class B-s1-d0 (EN 13501-1);
  • CO2 neutral MOSO® bamboo products contribute to sustainable building, including extra credits for LEED and BREEAM building certification.

Bamboo offers many benefits compared to other materials used as facade cladding:

Bamboo cladding in reality

Schoonschip calls itself “the most sustainable floating neighbourhood within Europe” and wants to act as a leader and pioneer, experimenting with the newest sustainability techniques and solutions. Literally, Schoonschip can be translated as clean ship. Sustainability naturally is the core value of the project which is home to 46 households. 6 houses are finished with MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® cladding and beams. The material is CO2 neutral or better over its entire life cycle and is highly suitable for use in humid environments due to its natural resistance to fungi and micro-organisms. An ideal and beautiful choice for the sustainably minded inhabitants!

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Bamboo X-treme cladding and furniture beams at Schoonschip Amsterdam

Bamboo outdoor façade cladding products

Bamboo wall cladding for outdoor use is available in the form of cladding boards or beams. MOSO® offers two collections for this purpose: Bamboo X-treme® and Bamboo N-finity:

"Although bamboo is heavier and must be taken into account in the design and balance, it is cheaper than wood. This is because - unlike larch wood - it does not need to be treated with fire retardants. Residents were also convinced because this fast-growing grass has a low CO2 footprint."

Martijn Braunstahl, MTB architects
Article (in Dutch)

Thermally treated bamboo cladding

Bamboo X-treme® is the most widely used exterior material in bamboo. More than 10 years after its introduction, the material has proven to be very durable and easy to maintain. Due to the Thermo-Density® production process, bamboo boards are preserved. The cladding boards can be installed untreated as building façade and require no finishing or maintenance. Bamboo X-treme® greys naturally and is extremely stable, which means that the boards remain nice and straight. Among the technical properties of Bamboo X-treme® cladding, the fire class B-s1-d0, use class 4 (EN 335) and durability class 1 (EN 350 tested according to CEN/TS 15083-2) are particularly appreciated.

Bamboo X-treme® cladding board
Bamboo cladding housing

Natural facades with bamboo beams

The Bamboo X-treme® range offers not only cladding boards but also beams in different dimensions. The beams can be installed in various forms as cladding. The creativity of the architect and the quality of the installation work determine the final beauty of the façade. The Bamboo X-treme® beams age naturally and are very stable, keeping them nicely straight and level.

Bamboo X-treme® beams
Bamboo cladding in Bo-og Nursing Home

Laminated bamboo cladding

Bamboo N-finity is laminated bamboo with a similar appearance to Side Pressed and Plain Pressed bamboo. The bamboo strips are connected with a patented hook joint, making Bamboo N-finity available in exceptional lengths. This material is impregnated during production to make it suitable for outdoor applications in use class 3 (EN 335). Bamboo N-finity lights up by UV radiation, which enhances its natural appearance. The material hardly works, so the boards remain straight and flat.

Bamboo N-finity cladding
Bamboo n-finity outdoor cladding in Villa in Eindhoven

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Would you like more information about Bamboo X-treme® Cladding? Please feel free to contact our MOSO® Bamboo experts or order samples of the materials suitable for you.

Jean Pascal Costa
Area Sales Manager MOSO International BV, France

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