Episode 68 - ‘Anything you can do with timber; you can do with Bamboo’ with Jennifer Snyders

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Jennifer Snyders from House of Bamboo

In this episode we talk about:

  • Jenn grew up in Sydney, and shares how her father started House of Bamboo in 1972, purely as a hobby.

  • The beginnings of House of Bamboo as a producer of internal wall coverings.

  • Bamboo is an interesting product and grow’s in bursts and the difference between running bamboo and clumping bamboo.

  • The harvest cycle means that bamboo is a highly sustainable product compared to pine, for example.

  • The Bamboo Project’ and the sourcing of bamboo.

  • The benefits of Bamboo for soil erosion and the rise-zone root system.

  • ‘Timber Bamboo decking’ products and the supply of the materials.

  • Stopping and asking how we can do things better, for the sake of our environment.

  • Engineered Bamboo is Jennifer’s favourite product.

  • ‘Anything you can do with timber, you can do with Bamboo’ says Jennifer.

  • The practicality of bamboo and its multiple applications.

  • Jenns involvement in creating Bamboo as a contemporary timber alternative, which performs like a hardwood.

  • The Hayman Island project and the platinum rating they achieved for the project.

  • The external applications for Bamboo and the oiling but minimal maintenance required.

  • The Future for House of Bamboo.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Jennifer Snyders from House of Bamboo. 


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