A bespoke Garden Shed has recently been manufactured by Parry Joinery and received a radical finish with a timber charred look created by an ancient Japanese practice of charring wood surfaces known as shou-sugi-ban.
This technique is valued because it wraps up wood in a layer of carbon that’s highly resistant to mould, insects, water and even fire. It also creates a powerful visual effect.
The shed was manufactured from Siberian Larch which is often used for cladding due to the fact that it is extremely versatile and suitable for most external timber cladding applications. Siberian Larch has natural properties that make it low maintenance.
The resin in the wood means it has a natural protection against rot and decay. The fact it is so dense for a softwood also means it requires less maintenance. This is further enhanced by the process of charring the timber, which helps to protect it further.