Hasni Suryani Mat Hasan, Lilawati Ab Wahab, Dzulkarnaen Ismail, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim, Hasni Suhana Mat Hasan
Malaysia is rich in valuable heritage buildings. Many of the buildings have wonderful traits such as history and culture influences from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as multicultural architectural legacy and significant Islamic, Chinese, and Western influences. The building materials were enhanced once the nation was colonized. Numerous new building materials were developed and processed in accordance with the suitability of the buildings that were to be constructed at the time. As a result, the heritage buildings are varieties in architecture with different design and materials used. The objective of this study is to identify the main building materials used in the heritage buildings in Malaysia. In order to achieve the objective, document analysis was done. Secondary data was obtained from journal articles of previous researches. It is believed that this study can help organizations or individuals and ease them in conservation of heritage building. Due to the lack of available literature pertinent to building materials used in heritage buildings, this paper provides an update to the literature body by reviewing and discussing the general theories of evaluation. The findings reveals that the main materials used in most heritage buildings in Malaysia are timber, clay and lime plaster. The outcome of the study is hoped to be future reference for the organizations or individuals interested in conservation of heritage buildings.
Material, Timber, Clay, Limestone, Heritage Building, Malaysia
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Hasni Suryani Mat Hasan, Lilawati Ab Wahab, Dzulkarnaen Ismail, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim, Hasni Suhana Mat Hasan. (2022) Main Construction Materials used in Malaysian Heritage Buildings. International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 7, 69-74