Building material cover a wide range of construction products like concrete, sand, clay, bricks, plaster, adobe, tiles, reinforced concrete, shotcrete, aggregate, wattle and daub, lath, gypsum plaster, plaster of paris, mortar, slab, siding, clapboard, asphalt tile, plastering sand, UPVC windows, asbestos, marbles, steel etc. Buildings materials is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a wide range of materials that are required for the construction of a building. There are basically two types of building materials such as natural and synthetic materials. Natural building materials are clay, sand and rocks, and synthetic building materials are materials like plastic that have gone through human processing. Some of the most commonly used building materials are steel, steel bars, concrete, cement, gravel, prefabricated concrete, readymade concrete, aluminum, glass and plastic.
Steel is one of the most commonly used building materials in the UAE. Steel has a high tensile strength that makes it the apt metal to be utilized in the manufacture of bars that are placed in concrete blocks to improve the tensile strength of concrete. Aluminum is also a material that is used vastly in the UAE. Aluminum sheets are used to insulate the building as aluminum does not allow the warm air from outside to enter the building and restricts the cool air from inside the building to escape. Thereby, the power consumed by the building is reduced to a great extent. Concrete and concrete products are another major building material. Concrete is a solid mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water. Some of the most popular locations in UAE to get in touch with manufacturers and suppliers of all types of building materials are Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah, Al Quoz 2 in Dubai, and Mussafah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi.