Using the ancient Japanese art of burning timer to create a beautiful and long-lasting end product, our charred timber cladding has a variety of finishes and textures to suit both interior and exterior projects.

Why charred timber cladding?

Known as Shou Sugi Ban, this long-established technique enables us to produce timber cladding that has many advantages over more conventional cladding.

This traditional art form also results in a stunning effect that works well on both commercial and residential buildings alike and can be adapted to suit your taste.

Kenworthy-Road_house-extension_Chris-Dyson-Architects_East-London_charred-cedarExclusive end product

Here at Exterior Solutions, we use traditional techniques which result in unique features on each individual project.

We can provide our clients with a variety of different finishes and textures, from the traditional highly charred look to a sleek and contemporary finish. After manufacture, Shou Sugi Ban charred timber can actually be left completely untouched. As it’s so hard-wearing, it does not need any further coatings at all.

Natural protection from UV rays

The charring process provides the timber cladding with natural protection from UV rays. This means that the charred timber cladding should last much longer than other types of cladding, without the need for repeatedly adding protective coats.

Extremely tough and durable

Charred timber cladding could last for around 80 years with hardly any maintenance. This makes it not only less time consuming than having a treated or painted finish but could also save you money in maintenance costs in the future.

millboard-charred-06(1)Fire resistant

The charred surface means that Shou Sugi Ban charred timber cladding is resistant to fire, giving you that extra peace of mind.

Pest resistant

It is also said to be more pest resistant, as the layer of char is not favoured by insects looking to eat your wood cladding or make their home in there!

A natural way to protect and preserve your wood cladding

Using this traditional Japanese technique to create this finish on wood, eliminates the need for many of the chemicals used to protect other timber cladding.


Why source your charred timber cladding from Exterior Solutions?

With 8 years expertise in the UK manufacture, design and installation of Shou Sugi Ban timber cladding, we have perfected this detailed, accurate and dangerous manufacturing process.
As well as supplying our clients with standard and bespoke profiles with multiple timber species, we have our own invisible fixing system, in addition to more conventional cladding fixing systems.

To find out more about our Shou Sugi Ban timber cladding and the finishes available or to order some samples, please get in touch with our team on 01494 711800. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website.


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