Wood Elements Shou Sugi Ban Cladding

Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding is a complete solution for any exterior wall, offering not just a precision milled piece of charred timber cladding but also the detailed trims to ensure a streamline finish and watertight result.

Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban

Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding combines the ancient Japanese craft of fire treatment with a precision milled, architectonic cladding profile. It is a complete solution for any exterior wall, offering not just the cladding but a selection of customised trims to ensure a streamline execution and watertight result.

Durable Australian Hardwoods are available as species selected to manufacture Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban which is ethically sourced and processed by Hurford’s locally owned and operated facility in Queensland, Australia.  Applying the fire treatment forces an additional barrier of protection against insect attack and decay, furthermore increasing the species overall durability.

Hurford’s uses a modernised Shou Sugi Ban technique, that evenly chars the face of the board. Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding is supplied pre-oiled to assist in the protection from aging and colour change. During installation it is required you coat any sawn cut exposed ends with Feast Watson Timber and Deck Stain, Black Japan.

Once Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding is installed, you need to apply a second coat of Feast Watson Timber and Deck Stain, Black Japan.

Hurford’s Shou Sugi Ban Refined Architectural Cladding, is an aesthetically pleasing yet durable façade option.

Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban. A Brief History.

Shou Sugi Ban, also known as Yakisugi, derives from an ancient Japanese exterior cladding treatment used to preserve wood by charring it with fire. The treatment was introduced after Japan fell into short supply of driftwood which was collected from the coastlines for its prized appearance and durability after enduring a natural treatment process of saltwater, surf and sun.

Traditionally the timber used for charring was ‘Sugi’ wood, Cryptomeria, commonly known as Japanese Cedar which was used for residential exterior cladding, fencing and decking applications.

The term Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 simply translates to ‘burnt cedar board’.


134.5mm (Cover Size 115mm) x 21mm

Designer Profile

Designer Profile

Shou Sugi Ban is simply a finishing option within the WOOD ELEMENTS range and as such reflects all the same specifications. The designer profile collective features include; a straight-line edging process to ensure the cladding is machined to a fine tolerance; relief grooves which are designed to take the stress out of the cladding; a specially designed ridge locater connects with the overlap line controlling the expansion allowance for any timber movement.

Design Points

Design Points

Shou Sugi Ban in our WOOD ELEMENTS range is a natural product, a renewable resource, providing an environmental advantage over common building materials. Timber will only perform within the limits of its natural properties, when specifying, it’s critical that the characteristics and properties of the timber are considered and determine how they will respond to the environment they are placed in.

Desginer Trims

Designer Trims

WOOD ELEMENTS trims which are also used for Shou Sugi Ban cladding provide a streamline finish and play an integral part in ensuring a water tight finish. All aluminium trims are factory fitted with waterproof gaskets*, designed to decrease the on-site sealing process, and delivery of loose materials. WOOD ELEMENTS trims are available in a black powder coated chromate treated aluminium.