Charred Accoya® cladding is the centre of the cladding specification, single lengths and invisible fixings.

Slate tiles, corrugated steel, stark black timber with a splash of white forms the lines between the darkness that hides this dwelling against the forest backdrop. This creates the exterior palette for this refurbished and extended structure. It certainly pays homage to the agricultural vernacular… except for the interior courtyard.

Charred Accoya Barn conversion daytime

Hidden from the exterior view is a centrally located courtyard. A change of materials offers a softer palette which gives a more homely feel… the raw unfinished cedar does have a lovely fragrance… a house with constructionoroma… who would have thought?

The Architect said “Construction has just completed for this project comprising the partial rebuilding, extension and conversion of an agricultural building to form a single dwelling. The main steel-framed barn has been retained as a double height space and re-clad in corrugated steel, whilst the lower wings have been rebuilt in a courtyard arrangement and clad in charred Accoya®. Large openings have been introduced to frame views and form a strong connection with the wider landscape from within”.

Barn conversation clad in western red cedar and Charred Accoya

Where to buy Shou Sugi Ban®?

James Latham supply the full range of charred timber cladding products manufactured by Shou Sugi Ban®. They also carry the exclusive range of Yukari, a traditional range of charred cladding products, specifically designed for Lathams. They have a network of sales staff that covers the UK and Ireland, and with 10 nationwide depots, and showrooms in London and Manchester, they are well equipped to lead all elements of cladding specifications.

charred accoya close up by shousugiban®

Credits and Further information

Materials 1 Charred Accoya® charred cladding “Shosai
Materials 2 CWR Cedar No 2 Clear and Better (untreated)
Supplier James Lathams Ltd
Contractor Arnold & Willis Construction
Location Hare Park, Newmarket
Architect NP Architects
Completed 2019
Photography Matthew Smith Architectural Photography