Enhanced grain is the timber finish that normally catches the eye. Pre-weathered in a contemporary finish, light grey, sharp edges and millimetre perfect installation… cladding is evolving and it starts right here.

The project intention was for a jet black modernist cladding. However, the planner convinced the Architect a subtler finish should be considered. A consideration for natural timber, first discussed but as this style of cladding would go grey eventually it was decided to use a solid grey coloured Kebony®.


Kebony specialist grey cladding

The Hijo Ni Mirikiteki Na grey enhanced grain cladding finish gave a clever dynamic to the building, further it works well with the aluminium flashings. We also selected colours from the same RAL palette. It’s because of this the fascia’s contrasted with the cladding and with the reflective statement of the glazing. Further, the aluminium was RAL 7016 gloss finish, horizontal and vertical metal work which included the balcony platform.

Specified by the Structural Engineer, the SFS Intec 185mm hidden head screws. Much needed fixings to support the weight of this complex timber façade.

The cladding is acting as a second layer because the primary layer has Medite Tricoya Extreme panels at 15mm. Shou Sugi Ban® coated the panels in their Buckinghamshire workshops. Owatrol Aquadeks in “Old Wood Grey” is a proven oil for this application.

Internal cladding and balcony decking

Exterpark Magnet decking was a key choice for this project. Kebony Radiata installed with Pedestals and Exterpark aluminium joists makes for a sensible decking build up. The timber planks are then fixed with the invisible clips for the Exterpark Magnet system.

We used Kebony in the Exterpark Magnet system for cladding. The cladding installation was fast using this method.

Furthermore, Shou Sugi Ban® is a specialist manufacturer of charred timber, it is responsible for creating the largest range of charred timber and specialist cladding products for commercial works.

Cladding consultation and design in Amersham

Should you decide that your project requires cladding do come see the team in Sky House Design Centre in Raans Road, Amersham – Usually by appointment, but we are there most working hours of the week.

Timber, charred, Technowood®, Kebony®, Accoya®, Millboard and many other cladding options… we have experience in them all for private, domestic and commercial projects.

Credits and Further information

Installed by        Decorum.London

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

How we can help you?

We adapt to the needs of every client, fluent in a combination of traditional techniques ensuring the hard landscaping works in harmony with the soft planting, garden art and style in your garden.

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