Charred Timber Cladding

Charred timber cladding is a stunning and durable choice for modern architectural projects, offering a unique and refined aesthetic. At The Larch Cladding Company, we specialise in charred Larch cladding and burnt timber cladding that enhances the design of any building.

Charred Timber Cladding Sourced in Wales

Charred Timber Cladding, also known as Burnt Timber Cladding, is created through a traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban. This process involves carefully charring the surface of the wood to enhance its durability and resistance to weathering and pests. Our Charred Larch Cladding provides a distinctive blackened finish that not only protects the wood but also creates a striking visual impact, making it ideal for both contemporary and traditional designs.

At The Larch Cladding Company, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality Burnt Larch Cladding that combines beauty with longevity. Our Charred Timber Cladding is sourced from sustainably managed forests and treated to ensure it withstands the elements while maintaining its elegant appearance. Whether you are looking to enhance the exterior of a residential property or add a unique feature to a commercial building, our charred wood products provide an exceptional solution.

– British larch sourced in Wales
– From FSC managed forests 
– Overall finished widths 70mm / 95mm / 145mm
– Supplied uncoated

We offer a range of timer cladding profiles that can be viewed on our timber cladding profile page.

Benefits of Charred Larch Cladding

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Increased Resistance to Rot

The charring process enhances the wood's resistance to rot, making Charred Timber Cladding a durable choice for various climatic conditions.

Absence of Pests and Other Insects

Charred Timber Cladding naturally deters pests and insects, reducing the need for chemical treatments and ensuring a healthier environment.
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Long Life and Minimal Maintenance

With its robust and resilient finish, Charred Timber Cladding offers a long service life and requires minimal maintenance, providing an economical and practical solution for building exteriors.
Charred Timber Finishes Explained

Charred Timber Cladding can be customized to achieve different levels of charring, often referred to as rare, medium, and well-done finishes. Each level offers a unique aesthetic and degree of protection for the wood.


Appearance: A rare burn provides a light charring that retains much of the wood’s natural grain and texture. The finish is subtle, with a slightly darkened surface that highlights the wood’s inherent beauty.

Benefits: This level of charring offers moderate protection against weathering and insects while maintaining a more natural look. It is ideal for those who want a touch of the charred effect without completely altering the wood’s original appearance.


Appearance: A medium burn results in a more pronounced blackened finish while still allowing some of the wood’s grain to show through. The surface is darker and more uniform compared to a rare burn.

Benefits: Medium charring enhances the wood’s resistance to rot, pests, and weathering more effectively than a rare burn. It provides a balanced combination of aesthetic appeal and durability, making it suitable for a wide range of architectural styles.

Well Done

Appearance: A well-done burn creates a deep, blackened surface with a strong, textured finish. The wood’s grain is heavily charred, resulting in a dramatic and bold look.

Benefits: This level of charring offers the highest degree of protection against environmental factors, including moisture, UV radiation, and pests. The robust finish ensures long-lasting durability and minimal maintenance, perfect for those seeking a striking and resilient cladding option.

Charred Timber Cladding FAQ

Charred Timber Cladding, also known as Burnt Timber Cladding, is a type of wood cladding that has been treated using a traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban. This process involves charring the surface of the wood to enhance its durability and create a distinctive blackened finish.

Yes, Charred Timber Cladding is highly durable. The charring process increases the wood’s resistance to weathering, rot, and insects, ensuring a long-lasting and low-maintenance exterior for your building.

Charred Timber Cladding requires minimal maintenance. Its natural resistance to decay and pests means that it does not need frequent treatments or upkeep. Occasional cleaning with a soft brush or water can help maintain its appearance.

Yes, Charred Timber Cladding is an eco-friendly choice. Our timber sourced from sustainably managed forests, and the charring process eliminates the need for chemical treatments, making it a responsible and sustainable option for building exteriors.

Our Reviews

glen britton
glen britton
The service and quality of the timber outstanding
Nick Woodcock
Nick Woodcock
Very help and will be ordering soon
Rob Monshin
Rob Monshin
As always fantastic service , timber cut to size perfectly , delivered on time .
Peggy Romer
Peggy Romer
Possibly the most friendly and helpful company I've used. Always kept me up to date and provided useful advice. Will be using them again soon!
Lloyd English
Lloyd English
Super company to work with. I found Mathew and his team really helpful, and the examples they have of different cladding helps no end when deciding what to go for. Great value and the fact the wood is grown, felled and sawed in Wales proves it truly is a local product. Highly recommend this company.
James Scott-Cook
James Scott-Cook
Bought some waney Edge larch cladding from this company good price, good quality did two gable ends with it looks great