Interior Charred Cladding for The Collective. Charred timber designed as part of the reception area for a new combined living building. Kebony timber, carefully charred and presented in a screwless system.
The Collective, one of London’s new combined or Co-Living buildings of its kind. Centrally located in Canary Wharf, it offers a contemporary way of living. Home to permanent residence and for guest staying in a hotel like situation.
The designers were keen on a charred timber; the surface texture on burnt Kebony was exactly what they were looking for.
Karl said “All timbers are unique, even more when you set them on fire… Wabi Sabi is one thing and the way different species of timber reacts to flame is another”.
The dimensions allowed for a smooth transition around the curves section of the reception area. The client added charred cladding to a rear bar area as a last-minute design change. It was at 03:00 in the morning and luckily there were sufficient materials onsite for this to happen… we completed the project on time.
Interior finishes for charred timber
Fire ratings are an ever increasingly important element of interior design. Should you require this, a Euro Code B certified finish is available.
Furthermore, if you don’t require a fire rated material make sure to choose the right finishing oil for your project, your client will want to clean the surface…
The best products for interior charred finishes are Accoya® and Kebony®; they’re the most durable compared to other timber species. Some species are far too soft and you shouldn’t place them where people can touch the surface. Shou Sugi Ban™ Cladding materials for this project have been supplied by Exterior Solutions Ltd.
Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd install cladding
We see Canary Wharf has become a regular location for the chaps at Karl Harrison Landscapes’, well versed as Landscapers, cladding has become an important part of their offering. They have been cladding buildings for the domestic and commercial sector for many years with dozens of projects under their belt.
If you are considering a cladding project and you require Euro Class A Fire Rating then do take a look at these timber veneered over aluminium products.
This project was completed in 2019 and photographed in 2019.