Byakko – Burnt Larch White Shou Sugi Ban

White Shou Sugi Ban Charred timber cladding manufactured in the UK and supplied by leading timber suppliers like Lathams Ltd 

White charred timber

There is a comprehensive range of charred cladding products available now in the UK. The use of white shou sugi ban charred cladding types is still popular with Architects and Designers. This particular product should really only be used for the exterior of buildings due to a high moisture content. Siberian Larch has many uses and used in great number for cladding in the UK


white shou sugi ban charred cladding
white shou sugi ban charred cladding

Using modern manufacturing methods and reinventing the ancient Japanese methods of charring timber and now called Shou Sugi Ban  ‘Byakko’ – 白虎 ; known by many as Larch burnt white. This product has a natural aesthetic, a tactile feel and oozes a biophilic element to many projects. This bespoke art wall cladding is available and with 6 different processes in production, not easily replicated.

Created by Karl Harrison in 2005 as part of the original range of charred products in the UK. As a result it was soon specified for many projects. This multilayered cladding product has been used in many high quality projects. it is now being used for luxury apartments and for restaurants.

Using the Best fixings for charred cladding

The best fixings for charred cladding is stainless steel. These specialist screw fixings are best when specified with a No7 trim head. Carpenters Mate finishing screws are one the best choices.

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    • The process is where you char the timber in the first instance and then brush the timber back with a steel tines brush (or machine). This removes the surface charing in such a way that the winter growth of the grain is left which is still black. The rest of the timber appears in a natural colour after brushing. This is then painted white, the black grain retains it black colour and shows as a contrast to the painted surface… Do you like it?