The Japanese invented this technique hundreds of years ago, calling it “shou sugi ban” or “yakisugi”.
The idea is to burn the surface of wood to a varying degree of char. An important influence in modern exterior timber cladding design, the blackened effect is achieved through a process involving the use of an open fire to leave timber with a charred, blackish finish. Abodo use industrial blowtorches to replicate this effect.
The charred surface can be left completely untouched, can be heavily or lightly brushed, and can be sealed with a clear coat or oil. This charred surface is then decay, insect, weather, UV and fire resistant – but most importantly, aesthetically unique, striking and beautiful.
Charred, or blackened timber is now trending in exterior cladding design and is achieved in different ways. When used for multi-depth cladding, it simultaneously conveys rustic charm while accentuating the contemporary lines of a structure.
See some example houses clad with charred timber:
Abodo’s Alpine Eco Villas at Cardrona have achieved Homestar 7 certification from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Abodo are pleased to announce the appointment of Corell as an architectural specification partner in Ireland, specialising in the feature timber market.
Abodo are pleased to announce the appointment of Russwood as an architectural specification partner in the UK, specialising in the feature timber market.
Featuring Abodo Vulcan cladding, battens and interior panelling, this new showcase in partnership with Selah Homes provides a quintessential, in-situ example of our eco-timber products.