Traditional Western houses need a multitude of materials to build them. First of all, you will need to create foundations so you will need concrete, and all of the peripherals involved in digging out the footings.
To actually build the house you will need some kind of brick or stone and the mortar to keep them all together. In order to create this structure you will need a variety of tools from small things like a spirit level, to big things such as scaffolding.
Once the basic structure is in place, you will need wood or UVPC to create doors and windows; the glass to glaze them; and the putty to keep the glass within the frames, although you can order these pre-made.
You will need tiles for the roof, wooden joists, wooden floorboards for upstairs and either wood or concrete for the floors downstairs. Externally, you will need guttering and downspouts.
You will need a variety of different cables so that all the electricity and heating can be installed. An assortment of different pipes and ducts will be necessary, again for the heating system, but also for all of the plumbing and waste disposal that the house will need.
The internal walls will need to be plastered so you will need all of the materials for that, and then of course, you will need to paint or paper the walls. Fittings and fixtures will be needed, such as the kitchen units and bathroom suite, but before you rush off to the builder’s yard, the most important thing that you need to build a house are planning permission and lots of money.