Do you want to give your home a unique look? Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban creates exclusive black cladding. This will give any house, office building or public building a characteristic, natural and warm appearance. The primal power of fire is reflected in the colour and texture of your black cladding. We burn various exclusive types of wood, each with its own structure and applications. Curious about the possibilities? Order a sample box.


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Black cladding

Black cladding according to Japanese tradition

The black cladding we offer owes its appearance to a black charcoal layer. Our fire masters apply this charcoal layer by burning the wood piece by piece in our own workshop in Leersum. 
Inspired by the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, each plank is given a durable and unique charcoal layer. And the wood is therefore better protected against moisture and insects.

Exclusive wood

As a team, we are constantly pioneering and innovating. We are looking for new ways of firing, new exclusive wood species and the best way to finish the wood. Within our range, you will find a variety of wood species suitable for cladding your facade. 
All wood species in our Zwarthout l Shou Sugi Ban collection have their own characteristic texture and appearance. Would you like to know more about the possibilities for your project? We will gladly advise you for the most beautiful, and technically best, result. 

Black cladding made of sustainable wood

Sustainability is very important to Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban. First of all, wood is itself a sustainable raw material and retains CO2. In addition, we only use wood from forests under supervision. In these forests, our suppliers replant trees.  
For every tree Zwarthout l Shou Sugi Ban uses, we replant trees. This replanting is done locally as much as possible: near Leersum, and partly in France. Our suppliers, including the Forestry Commission, also plant trees back for every tree we use. So all the wood burned and used by us is planted back! 
All our clients can plant back the wood they have bought during the annual Zwarthout Tree Planting Day in one of the estates around our company. This allows us and our clients to watch our 'own' trees grow over the years.


Black cladding made of sustainable wood

For the finest (and technically best) result

Our experts will be happy to advise you on the options for your black cladding. Do you have a specific product in mind? Then you can request a quote from us. We can also install the black cladding for you. Our experts install the wood in an invisible and durable manner. So you can enjoy the result for a long time. 


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