Australia’s largest supplier of certified engineered bamboo and rattan.
What type of maintenance is required for organic bamboo and your natural materials?

Any ‘natural material’ e.g. the leather of shoes or handbags, when exposed to the outdoor elements will be affected in some way.

The material may dry out and appear grey, crack or in some instances attract mould (due to bamboo’s high starch content) and turn ‘black’ when regularly exposed to rain.

This can be prevented in most cases, with regular and proper maintenance. Most importantly fading and cracking does not impact on the integrity of the material.

Organic Bamboo maintenance

Many people love the silvery-grey colour which happens naturally in timbers and bamboo over time. You can delay the greying process or completely restore colour using our specially formulated bamboo protector and rejuvenator. As with any outdoor product, maintenance on a regular basis is recommended.

Natureed® maintenance

Natureed® naturally fades over time with exposure to sunlight. We recommend the application of Sikkens decking oil in teak or oak if you wish to maintain the original colour.

What type of maintenance is required for engineered bamboo materials?

All exterior building materials require cleaning and maintenance, the frequency will depend on orientation and climate. Maintenance will directly affect the lifespan of the material.

If cutting engineered bamboo during installation, exposed ends should be sealed immediately. Our product is pre-oiled with Woca Oil.

The appearance and colour of bamboo (like timber) may change depending on the extent of UV light exposed to the material. We recommended cleaning and application of Woca Oil to ensure the rich vibrant colours of your bamboo are retained. Frequency of maintenance will depend on exposure to the sun and appearance of mould spores. Flat surfaces are more prone to irregularities in the surface but this may be reduced by oiling and sealing 1-2 times per year.

How should I store my bamboo materials?

Bamboo is a natural material and proper care should be taken during handling and storage.

Co-ordinate material delivery for just-in-time installation. Materials should be stored indoors, if possible, in a well-ventilated area. If storing externally ensure material is on a flat surface that is raised at least 150mm off the ground and the surface is dry, even ground that does not hold water. Cover the materials with a waterproof wrap that allows air circulation around the bamboo to prevent a buildup of moisture under the cover. When the wrap is opened, it should be opened in such a manner that prevents rain penetration and encourages drainage and drying. Do not allow water to pool on the wrap. Inspect materials regularly to prevent moisture accumulation. Prolonged wetting of engineered bamboo may cause staining and mould.

Are House of Bamboo® materials suitable for DIY projects?

Most of our products can be used for DIY projects but we recommend talking to our Design Consultants first to discuss installation requirements.

Can House of Bamboo® assist in installation of their materials?

Yes, House of Bamboo® can arrange for installation in the Sydney area for most project applications.

Can House of Bamboo® materials be shipped to my home?

We ship throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Does bamboo split and is there a way to prevent that from happening?

Bamboo is a natural product and a feature of bamboo is that it may occasionally split or crack. Please note that splitting and cracking does not change the structural characteristics of bamboo and is more common in larger poles than in smaller poles.

How is Natureed® different from similar products?

Handmade from the finest quality water reeds, Natureed® contains up to 50% more reeds than similar products. We are proud to be the exclusive supplier of genuine Natureed® across Australia. 

What are the typical substrates that House of Bamboo® materials screen and clad?

House of Bamboo® materials are used to clad paling and metal fences, wire mesh, lattice, brushwood fences, brick and concrete walls, garage walls, above ground pools, rain water tanks, pool filters, air conditioners and deck and pool surrounds.

They are used for shading and cooling varied roofing structures and outdoor areas.

Can I get a refund?

All our products are natural materials and variations in colour occur due to harvest conditions. For our full refund and returns policy, please read our Terms & Conditions.

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