Timber cladding can be understated and assumed to be a simple additive to a new build. This project demanded presence and as the planner stipulate a timber facard Shou Sugi Ban was consulted to provide a solution. The Hijo Ni Mirikiteki Na grey enhanced grain cladding finish gave a sophisticated and precise wall covering.

The RAL 7016 gloss finish aluminium fascias contrasted with the timber and added to the reflective qualities of the glazing. Horizontal and vertical detailing culminating with a solid platform for the balconies.

The primary structure was fixed using SFS Intec specialist 185mm hidden head screws. Essential fixings due to the extreme weight of this facard, specified by the Structural Engineer of course.

The cladding is acting as a second layer to this facard, the primary layer is with 15mm Medite Tricoya Extreme panels, these were factory coated by Shou Sugi Ban in the Amersham workshops. Owatrol Aquadeks in “Old Wood Grey” is the wood stain of choice.

Karl Harrison said ”The Carpenters Mate stainless fixings have starred again, the grey head on the screws make them almost invisible”

Exterpark Magnet decking also featured on this project. 21 x 144 Kebony Radiata installed over Pedestals, aluminium joist and fixed with the specialist invisible clips for the Magnet system. The parapet walls also featured Kebony in the Exterpark Magnet system which can be used for cladding, in this instance proved a speedy installation of the 68mm wide boards.

Shou Sugi Ban is a specialist manufacturer of charred timber and also focus on many different timber finishes. Painted coatings, pre-aged grey finishes and many custom-made solutions for timber products for the specification arena. They also supply multiple timber species in natural finish for cladding or decking supplied across the UK and Europe.

If you want something different, contact Shou Sugi Ban…

Credits and Further information

Installed by                 Decorum.London

Location                      Tyers Gate, SE1

Architect                     Studio Partington

Backing board            Medite Tricoya Extreme

Cladding                      Kebony Timber Radiata Enhanced Grain (Grey) – Hijō ni mirikiteki na

Completed                  2018


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