Black Accoya cladding, A Japanese influence for Architects

The charred Accoya has been manufactured in multiple profiles, every section is a different dimension and angle. Complicated in thought process, creative in process which has delivered a contemporary cladding facade… it looks simple but it isn’t. This is a clever design with an equally clever product and accurate installation.

Cladding is a material that allows the Architect to get creative, it’s a blank canvass and can be moulded into just about any size or shape. It can be simple or it can disrupt…

The concept was clever, it was clear. The client approved and the project was refined. The planning committee agreed and the consultant was engaged. The manufacturing was commissioned. The installation was accurate and on time.

Clear Architects are the creators and designers for this new build project.

“Where else have you seen a cladding design like this…?”

The Accoya cladding panels are 44mm thick; each profile in different angles, widths and the arrangement looks random but every piece had its own position on the project.

Each piece of the cladding has its own design and is set out to millimetre pride of place with the specialist fixings.

Architectural cladding
Charred Accoya Shizen 自然

Cladding Installation

Decorum.London created this installation whilst working with the material manufacturer at ShouSugiBan®. Aluminium framework by Nvelope® 6 and installed by the team at Decorum.London. The brackets were fitted with precision between the aluminium rail system, cold bridging plates and Use Class 3 treated timber battens.

The specialist oils created specifically for this material use by Owatrol.

A detailed manufacturing process was required; due to the profile detail of the Accoya, Exterior Solutions Ltd have an experienced production ability, it was a slow process due the many different angles and accuracy required. The ShouSugiBan®, created with Charred Accoya in the Shizen 自然 finish is quite a neat finish.

The cladding covered an area of over 600 sqm, no concession, no interruptions and certainly not installed in haste.

charred accoya cladding
Black Charred Cladding with Accoya

Construction Project Management

Regular site meetings between the Architect and Decorum ensured a well organised project. There were also many extra over (not contracted) works undertaken by Decorum, the main contractor had the works schedule and as Decorum had the ability this kept the project flowing.

Furthermore, Decorum.London has a substantial cladding portfolio, this sits within a well-established history of professional Garden design and Landscaping. Decorum.London are a team of capable tradesmen with experience.

Charred Accoya Cladding Black
Charred Accoya Shizen 自然 for Architects

Credits and Further information

Project            Wyvern House

Location         North East London

Client               Private

Materials       Charred Accoya Shizen  自然

Completed     2019

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