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25 October 2023 | Product story

Good for people and planet

Carpentier recently expanded its HOTwood bamboo range. This ecological material is easy to clean and maintain, making it a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood.

Bamboo is considered a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, with producers hailing it as a new super material. As the fastest-growing plant on Earth − some bamboo species can grow more than 1 metre per day − this unique grass is an abundantly available, inexhaustible resource. Thanks to a patented thermal treatment without chemicals, bamboo strips can be transformed into extremely hard planks. “Heat treatment dramatically increases the density of bamboo so it absorbs little water, dries very quickly and remains very stable. What’s more, it’s fireproof (fire class B) and ages just like wood.
Because of bamboo’s ecological, low-maintenance properties, we were able to significantly expand our patio and façade cladding range, in addition to offering a 25-year warranty,” says Heidi Carpentier of the eponymous company.
The material is good for people and the planet, but so is its installation. “We are the only Belgian company to combine HOTwood planks with Grad’s smart, invisible fastening system. The bamboo planks are easy to click in place thanks to the aluminium substructure, with pre-mounted clips that are spaced apart at the right distance, ensuring they are perfectly installed in no time at all. What’s more, the system can be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere, without damage. So you can see how this system is perfectly consistent with the principles of the circular economy,” says Carpentier.

About NOA:

NOA outdoor living is an experience park for outdoor design in Kruisem. In the theme gardens, you can find inspiration to decorate your garden. These gardens combine architecture, landscape, and interior, and welcome architects, landscape architects, designers, and contractors as well as private prospects. In this inspiration park, you will find luxurious garden furniture and designs by more than 30 high-end partners, who are happy to advise you as you bring your dream garden to life. Moreover, the park is the perfect professional networking location; the conference rooms, covered patio, spacious showroom, and plaza of NOA outdoor living are the ideal setting for your conference, product presentation, or product launch.

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