ICR Studio Architectural design The e-house: affordable, modern and ecological housing plans Charred timber cladding

The ehouse experiment - Part 3

Fri April 22nd 2016

While the builders are on site busily erecting the sub-floor structure, the exterior rain screen is being pre-finished. The rain screen is Larch and is finished using a technique called Shou Sugi Ban, an ancient Japanese technique of charring the wood. The benefits of this type of finish are that there is no maintenance, insects don't like it, moss and mould doesn't like it. You get a beautiful sheen to the wood as opposed to the flat dull finish of using a wood stain.