Sustainable Architectural Materials For A Better Home And A Better World
Building a house is tantamount to securing the future of your family. Yet, the future everyone looks forward to continues to look bleak with the degrading condition of our planet. The sad fact is that the building of houses, and even the existing houses, largely contribute to carbon- emissions in the atmosphere.
There is no need to fret, though. Sustainable architecture is here to make it possible for you to have a home without causing harm to our one planet. Sustainable architecture, also known as green architecture, is about coming up with efficient building designs, which have little or no negative impact on the environment. It utilizes energy-saving and sustainable architectural materials.
What Exactly Are Sustainable Architectural Materials?
Sustainable architectural materials do not just pertain to recycled or re-used building products like sand stone. They also come from renewable sources, which means they can be replenished or grown faster like bamboo. Unlike hardwood, which takes decades to be full-grown, bamboo, a type of grass, can be harvested in three years. Hence, it is becoming a popular choice for home floorings.
It is also essential that a building material use less or no energy for its transportation. Hence, sustainable architectural materials are sourced locally. An example is adobe which uses little or sometimes no energy in transporting since it’s found anywhere even in the building site.
Breaking Misconceptions About Sustainable Architectural Materials
Despite more builders embracing green architecture, many homeowners are wary about going “green” mainly due to several misconceptions. One is that using recycled building materials result to less durable homes. Busting this misconception is Jonite, which is reconstituted stone, used as grates. Though created from recycled stones, Jonite is as durable as steel.
Then, there’s the thought that sustainable architectural materials result to less elegant structures. Homes with bamboo or cork flooring exude the same elegance as hardwood flooring. Bamboo floors even cool the house by letting air seep in.
Using sustainable architectural materials for your home ensures the safety not only of your family but also of the planet. It would not hurt to go green and join everyone in saving the planet, would it?
Why Choose Jonite?
We produced architectural gratings which are developed from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers. Our architectural grates provide a finishing which is both natural to feel and magnificent. These extraordinary qualities of our grating products help our grates to reduce corrosion and rust - Our Jonite range of grating products are developed to endure a lifetime for either indoor and outdoor usage.
Jonite's grates are additionally "theft resistant" as compared to regular cast iron and steel grates which are vulnerable to theft because of the rising scrap value. Our hardscape grates do not present any value for scrap due to their high stone material integrity compared to typical steel and cast iron drain covers.
The natural matte and rough exterior allow maximum slip resistance that is tested by international classifications. Safety of our products is of paramount importance to us - and our customers who are in the schools and hospitals segment. More than just engineers, our crew at Jonite are designers and craftsmen, our goal to help our clients build what they can conceive of. Our idea is this - If you can imagine it - we can produce it. The design potentials with our architectural grates are limitless. Our grates can be found in a wide variety of conventional colors and more specialised colours are achievable with infinite colour customisation which enables our architectural products to be customised to any hue or shade our customers demand.
We accomplish this by reinforcing our stone grates with specially treated steel frames - in fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is originated by Jonite over the previous 2 decades. Our range of architectural grates is compliant to international load standards.
These special characteristics of our grating products make it possible for our grates to avoid corrosion and rust - Our Jonite variety of grating products are made to endure a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor usage. Jonite's grates are also "theft resistant" compared to traditional cast iron and steel grates which are vulnerable to theft due to the rising scrap value.
We attain this by reinforcing our stone grates with uniquely treated steel frames - in fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is created by Jonite over the previous 2 decades.
Jonite's Collection of Grating Products
Channel/ Trench Drain Grates
Our channel drain grates (trench drain grates) have redefined the notion of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, architects and designers can now feature unlimited design features into landscape design with our drainage gratings. Channel drain cover is used commonly in the United Kingdom and in the United States, channel drain grating is commonly known or referred to as "trench grilles", "trench drainage grate", "trench drain cover", "trench grate", "trench grating" and "trench cover"
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A vast range of designs for architects to select from. Custom design solutions available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was developed by Jonite. We strive to design floor drain covers that match any type of floorings. Large range of colours readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
A lot more than just a facility, swimming pools are a part of any beautiful landscape, Jonite designs and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and superb slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we make every effort to offer a new idea of street furniture by challenging the perception of traditional massive and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide functionality, style, and security and are crafted to be utilized on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage. Our Sump covers come in a Wide range of standard sizes.
Toilet Grates (shower/ bathroom floor drain gratings).
Redefining how public lavatories are seen, our variety of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary designs. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our wide variety of tree gratings that are readily available in a large collection of sizes, designs, and shapes, our tree grates integrate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a corporate insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your setting, giving an exclusive image to the location.
USA Decorative Grates
All our Jonite USA decorative grates (trench gratings) have adjoining patterns crafted to perfectly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also created to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our unique material combined with our originality makes it possible for enable us maximum design flexibility to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can customise and create any grating products to your landscaping needs. The flexibility of customization in our special material allows our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors. Find out more about our custom design services.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide selection of designs for architects to choose from. We aim to design floor drain covers that fit into any type of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.