Types of wall materials


The materials you use for the walls in your home will affect how your home looks (both inside and out), how it'll stand up to fires, wind and physical stress, and how energy efficient your home is as a whole.

Not many people are aware of just how many different types of wall materials are available. Read on to find out more about wall materials, and how they compare in terms of price and performance.

Framing materials

The different materials that can be used to create the frame or structure of a home will have a big impact on its strength, insulation and cost.

Internal wall materials

The materials used on the walls inside a home have to be safe, compatible with the lighting scheme, and easy to maintain and keep clean.

External wall materials

External wall materials

External walls need to be tough, but they also need to look good. Find out more about what sorts of materials are used on external walls.