building material

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Noun1.building material - material used for constructing buildingsbuilding material - material used for constructing buildings
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
building block - a block of material used in construction work
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
bricks and mortar - building material consisting of bricks laid with mortar between them
cement - a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
covering material - a material used by builders to cover surfaces
fencing material, fencing - material for building fences
flooring - building material used in laying floors
gunite - a mixture of cement and sand and water that is sprayed on a surface under pneumatic pressure
insulant, insulating material, insulation - a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
lath and plaster - a building material consisting of thin strips of wood that provide a foundation for a coat of plaster
lumber, timber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
mortar - used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
roofing material - building material used in constructing roofs
shake, shingle - building material used as siding or roofing
siding - material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
staff - building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
sticks and stone - a general term for building materials
wattle and daub - building material consisting of interwoven rods and twigs covered with clay
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That quality has departed with the change of building material.
It stands, I am convinced, upon the ruins of ancient Berlin, the one time capital of the old German empire, but except for the old building material used in the new town there is no sign of the former city.
For instance, the building materials used in various ages can afford their own lessons to understanding eyes.
With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
Falling asleep, and leaving great blocks of building materials dangling in the air; waking again, to resume work and get them into their places.
The House itself was to be sold as old building materials and pulled down.
In England the masters alone usually leave the nest to collect building materials and food for themselves, their slaves and larvae.
The poet does not wait for the hero or the sage, but, as they act and think primarily, so he writes primarily what will and must be spoken, reckoning the others, though primaries also, yet, in respect to him, secondaries and servants; as sitters or models in the studio of a painter, or as assistants who bring building materials to an architect.
It looks as if Symond were a sparing man in his way and constructed his inn of old building materials which took kindly to the dry rot and to dirt and all things decaying and dismal, and perpetuated Symond's memory with congenial shabbiness.
The building material distribution centre, which is coming up in an area of 500,000 sq m, is being developed by Ningxia Ningqiao Commercial Investment and Operation Ltd.
The production of building material is part of the important elements in the life cycle of building materials.
The forum will focus on the major topics pertaining to the building material manufacturing and sustainable building material manufacturing in the GCC countries and Yemen.

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