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How is traditional Shou Sugi Ban wood made?

Monday, December 18, 2023

Shou Sugi Ban has been used for centuries. Not only for aesthetic reasons, but originally mainly to make wood more durable. At Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, we keep the tradition of this technique alive. Traditionally, how is this technique actually applied? We would like to take you through it.

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What is the history and origin of Shou Sugi Ban?

Monday, December 4, 2023

Shou Sugi Ban is a popular woodworking technique that involves burning the top layer of the wood. This creates a black plank with a beautiful coal layer on its surface. The wood is used for both interior and facade cladding. However, Shou Sugi Ban is not only a durable and stylish choice, but also has an ancient history. At Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, we will be happy to tell you more about it.

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Examples of sustainable Shou Sugi Ban house

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Shou Sugi Ban is a special technique for charring wood. The result is a durable and natural charcoal layer that can be perfectly used for a sustainable home. Are you an architect or a construction company looking to offer your customers something unique? We are happy to give you some examples of Shou Sugi Ban for a sustainable house, so you can get inspiration for your own projects. Discover the power of Shou Sugi Ban!

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What types of facades are there?

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Facades come in different shapes and sizes. We are talking about the shape, the material as well as the finish. In this article, we will discuss various facade types and also give you tips on finishing the facade. Perfect if you want to create a new look! Read about the possibilities and get inspired.

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Ideas for a modern black house

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Do you love a modern home? Black and clean, so that the house exudes pure elegance? Or do you prefer to let the colour black reflect in the details? In this blog, we like to list ideas for a modern black house, both for the exterior and the interior. Get inspired and go for the perfect finish for your modern black home!

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What materials can be used for a sustainable building?

Friday, May 12, 2023

When designing and building new homes, offices, schools or other buildings, more and more consideration is given to the impact on our planet. Choosing sustainable building materials are an essential part of this. But which building materials are sustainable? In this blog, we name some examples.

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The advantages of wooden cladding

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Wooden cladding is becoming increasingly popular. Not only among architects and contractors, but also among private individuals. Are you curious about the advantages of wooden cladding? We list them for you in this blog.

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What is circular building?

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Sustainability is a concept we can no longer ignore. Even in construction, concessions have to be made to achieve a green future. Circular construction is a form of building that supports this. But how exactly does it work? We will explain you this.

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5 tips for a modern country interior

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Creating a warm and, at the same time, modern atmosphere in your home? Then choose a modern country interior. In this blog, we would like to give you 5 important tips for transforming the interior of your home into modern and rural.

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The 5 best tips for a Japanese interior

Monday, January 30, 2023

The look of a calm and natural Japanese interior is becoming increasingly popular. But how do you create this look? We explain it to you in this blog.

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