Are you looking for an original cladding for a home or business premises? Then we offer you our products made with a Japanese technique, a durable and unique material. As the first European manufacturer, we decided to burn wood, as has been done in Japan for centuries. The wood we choose and the Shou Sugi ban burning technique we use determine the end result. Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban supplies this unique and sustainable building material to construction companies and architects, as well as to private individuals.

Shou Sugi Ban is a sustainable choice

The unique production method not only benefits the appearance of our blackwood. With their special woodworking technique, the Japanese found a way to make wood more sustainable. In fact, burning the wood makes it more resistant to insects and fungi. In addition, burning the wood creates a fire-retardant coal layer. There are even temples in Japan that have been standing for 1,000 years.
Wood stores CO2 and is therefore a sustainable material for cladding. At Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban, we also use wood from sustainably managed forests. New trees are planted for the trees we use. 


What other advantages does black burned wood have?

Black burned wood is very durable, but has even more advantages. For example, the wood has a unique appearance. Worldwide, we have burnt for unique projects over the past 10 years. From houses, schools, fire stations, apartment buildings to business premises. Each with its own design and look. Because what is unique is that each board has a different pattern. This makes every facade of our black burned wood different.
This therefore makes it the ideal material for creating a unique project. And to perfectly attach the wood to your facade, we have our own installation team. They are specialists in mounting Shou Sugi Ban wood.

We offer various options

Zwarthout l Shou Sugi Ban works according to the traditional Shou Sugi Ban technique combined with modern tehcnology. At the workshop in Leersum, the fire masters burn all the wood in a controlled way - piece by piece - in the oven they developed themselves.
The oven is set to a different temperature and speed for each type of wood. We also have charred and brushed varieties. With the charred variants, you see a scaled structure, while with the brushed variants you see a flame or line pattern.

Would you like to order black burned wood?

Are you also going for a unique and exclusive look for your home or property? Then get a quote from Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban! You will soon have a clear overview of the costs. Not sure which type of wood best suits your needs? Then we recommend ordering a sample box so that you can compare the options. We will be happy to advise you. 


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