Treated bamboo

 

For several reasons, treated bamboo is a very appropriate construction material in Madagascar.

The treatment process, with a very salty solution, reduces insect attack and improves moisture resistance, increasing the lifespan up to 30 years without negatively affecting the structural properties of the bamboo. This is a proven method which is already used in several countries, the method is affordable and with a low environmental impact. In addition to the treatment process, the right choice of bamboo species and a proper design, in which the bamboo is protected from rain and sunshine, is of great importance.