In The Press

Shou Sugi Ban® Featured on Grand Designs

Did you catch Grand Designs on Wednesday 22 September? We are delighted to share that Sayang House, a Malaysian inspired architectural design featured our Shou Sugi Ban® charred timbers.

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Shou Sugi Ban® Used in Vehicle Restoration

The beautiful restoration of a 1960’s Ford Ranchero is one example. How would tinted charred timbers add the finishing touches to this classic American pickup truck?

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A Celebration of Charred Timber Projects

Exterior Solutions supplies our Shou Sugi Ban® range of charred timber cladding to projects across the UK and beyond. Inspired by the traditional techniques of wood preservation in Japan, our charring processes creates a desirable timber range.

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RIBA Award-winning Properties with Charred Timber Cladding

Our Shou Sugi Ban® charred timber cladding has been specified by many architects for unique development projects. These include private new builds, property retrofits and heritage renovations, all of which demand a quality finish.

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Shou Sugi Ban® Charred Timber

Shou Sugi Ban® is the construction material of choice for many architectural designs including several RIBA Award-winning properties and public buildings including Eton College’s Sports Pavilion, and Nottingham Castle.

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How to Incorporate Charred Timbers into your Property

Textured matt black finish or a brushed charred timber with a deep grain, clients and architects love Shou Sugi Ban®. In this article, we explore ways of adding the traditional art of yakisugi (charring timbers) to your property.

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5 Benefits of Charred Timber Cladding

For the past century, brick and concrete construction have been the primary building materials. Before this, wooden beams and timber cladding were far more commonplace across Europe and Asia.

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Using Charred Timbers in Biophilic Design

So many of us have enjoyed more time in the garden, local parks and natural countryside in 2020. With few other options, the great outdoors has provided an escape from the confines of all living under one roof.

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Charred Wood; Damaged or More Resilient?

As the manufacturer and supplier of specialist charred timbers, we receive sample requests for a diverse range of projects. One of the surprising enquiries came not from an architect, builder or interior designer, but a poet.

If you would like to request a sample of Shou Sugi Ban® charred timber to inspire your project, please contact Exterior Solutions on 01494 711800.

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Karafurutaiga wood cladding – Residential project in Guernsey

This is Karafurutaiga (Larch Coloured) used on a residential project in Guernsey.

Credits and Further Information

Project Karafurutaiga (Larch Coloured)
Location Guernsey
Cladding Hijo Ni Mirikiteki Na

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The client said,

“Kebony enhanced grain grey (Hijo Ni Mirikiteki Na) was the perfect timber cladding for our large home extension project. Rather than a strong contrast, we were looking for a finish that would blend with both the original property and the new exterior paving. I would certainly recommend Exterior Solutions as a timber cladding supplier. They answered our questions, provided samples and helped us to make the right choice. We are delighted with the quality of the timber cladding, the level of service and the end result.” – Harmeet Assi

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The Sunday Times features Shou Sugi Ban®

Neil Dusheiko’s Black Ridge House was featured in The Sunday Times’ article entitled ‘Inspiring extension designs that won’t blow the budget‘.

We’ve written about this project, which was completed using Charred Kebony cladding which shows a high level of durability.

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The Complete Guide to Cladding by Mark Brinkley

A comprehensive guide to cladding on, featuring a Shou Sugi Ban® project.

“The charred timber finish Shou Sugi Ban® is used to finish the western red cedar rain screen on this Chris Dyson Architects project in East London.”

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Daily Telegraph Burn, baby, burn

The Daily Telegraph featured Shou Sugi Ban® in its property supplement on 29th September 2018.

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Grand Designs Magazine August Issue

First look at a RIBA Award-Winning House

Featuring Shou Sugi Ban®

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The winners of the RIBA South Awards 2016 have been announced

WINNER!! House 19

Featuring Shou Sugi Ban®

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House & Garden Trends 2015

Shou Sugi Ban® featured on the front cover of the Spring Summer 2015 Trends Supplement

This stunning supplement reveals the latest design trends, alongside industry insight.

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Chris Dyson Architects adds two Shou Sugi Ban® covered extentions to a London terraced house …

The refurbishment to the Kenworthy Road home in Hackney was designed to maximise the restricted space and increase natural daylight into the rear of the property.

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Black Beauty, spotted by Kevin McCloud and featured in the April edition of the Grand Designs Magazine

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TV Architect Oliver Heath ‘Into the Woods and Faraway’

‘Into the Woods and Faraway’ seeks to soothe the visitor within a hotel room designed to improve health and well being by strengthening their connection with nature. This space uses a combination of direct and indirect natural references, both material and technological, to tap into the Biophilic touchstones within us all.

Shou Sugi Ban® worked closely with the design team to select and provide the incredible scorched larch wooden cladding used on this wonderful project.

Designed and completed by Oliver Heath, Kirsty Parker, Elly Deakin and Elevation Design

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Claridge Architects insert timber-clad house behind north London mansion block …

London studio Claridge Architects designed the wooden house, named Oak Hill, for the grounds of a Victorian mansion block in north London.

The residence takes the place of a grassy mound that once sloped against the rear of the block.

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