Timber cladding can be understated and assumed to be a simple additive to a new build. This project demanded presence and as the planner stipulated a timber facade, 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.

Grey Enhanced Grain Kebony Cladding

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.

Grey enhanced grain cladding used in Tyers Gate

The cladding is acting as a second layer to this facade. The primary layer has 15mm Medite Tricoya Extreme panels that were factory coated by Shou Sugi Ban® in the Exterior Solutions Ltd. Aston Clinton workshops. Owatrol Aquadeks in “Old Wood Grey” was the wood stain of choice.

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

Detail shot of the grey enhanced grain cladding

Exterpark Magnet decking was also featured on this project. 21 x 144 Kebony Radiata installed over Pedestals and aluminium joists, then 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.

Grey enhanced grain cladding next to blue sky

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 finishes 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 Exterior Solutions Ltd.
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