A stunning urban home renovation in Camden, NW London
Type of Cladding: Accoya® Shizen charred timber cladding, supplied by Exterior Solutions Ltd.
Construction Company: Optimal Build Ltd
Architect: Cw2 Architects
The Exterior Solutions team has received images of a stylish charred timber clad extension; part of a large refurbishment of a 4-bed semi-detached home in North West London.
The Dartmouth Park area of London is a conservation area, with an active resident’s association. Any planning applications are considered for their ability to preserve and enhance the local area.
There is a history of including dark stained timbers in Camden architecture. The use of charred timbers ties into this tradition, delivering a timeless finish that compliments the local area. The tone also blends well with the dark brick used to construct the original property.
The architect recommended charred timber cladding as the ideal building material for the extension. Accoya® Shizen was selected by the client. It is a light brushed cladding option from our Shou Sugi Ban® range, which offers subtle grain definition. The dark finish is ingrained in the timber, rather than being a surface application, so it will retain its appearance with minimal maintenance.
London based construction company Optimal Build Ltd completed all of the building works on this residential property. This included structural changes, the refurbishment of 3 bathrooms and the large timber-clad extension.
The company had never worked with charred cladding before, but describe it as:
‘A very good product that looks great. We will recommend this on other projects’
We thank Eljon Xeka from Optimal Build Ltd for the images and feedback.
The sensitive renovation adds a contemporary twist to the property. Opening up the doors on this extension creates a natural flow between the internal and external spaces. We can understand why the client is delighted.
To order samples of charred timber cladding for your clients, please contact Exterior Solutions on 01494 711800