Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban)

Inherent beauty highlighted by fire





We took the ancient methods of Japanese burnt timber cladding and applied modern technology to create different timber profiles and styles. Each finish results in a unique look and style. We offer all popular weatherboard profiles in Japanese charred timber finishes from Shiplap to bevel back. 

Take a look at our burnt timber finishes  below Suyaki - Full char, Gendai - charred and brushed and Pika Pika charred and double brushed. 



Traditional full char timber cladding.

Suyaki is the traditional finish for Shou Sugi Ban (YakiSugi) with the timber cladding showing the original char. 


This Japanese charred finish is a stunning alligator pattern that is highly textural. Charred at 1250c then spritzed at the moment it leaves the fires to temper the char and grain below.


We factory oil coat the burnt timber cladding  to lock in the char particles and give the burnt char a longer life.


Over many years this will gradually erode away evolving into more beautiful stages slowly show more grain below. Eventually to reveal the beautiful wood grain patterns of a Gendai finish.


However with a reapplication of our char oil this finish will last a lifetime.


Suyaki Yakisugi shou sugi ban full char New Zealand
Yakisugi Shou sugi ban Charred and brushed New Zealand


 Charred and brushed timber cladding

Gendai is our most popular charred timber finish which has been sizzled at 1250 degrees C for 2 minutes then spritzed before going to the cooling racks.


Then the Japanese burned timber is brushed once through our high speed triple head char brushing unit.  

Gendai is a polished finish with a textural look highlighting the inner beauty of the wood grain while retaining the satin black char.

This comes as natural brushed wood or finished with factory coated oil stain in either clear or black.


Oiling improves the life of the Yakisugi timber and highlights an underlying beautiful wood grain.

However, you can leave this to enjoy the changes colour over time or restain every 5 years to keep it looking ebony black.


Pika Pika.

Charred and double brushed timber cladding

Pika Pika is made with a single intense burn and double brushed. This is made to order is a breathtakingly stunning finish. 

The second brush is a specialist head that deepens the timber textures while further cleaning the char from the charred timber's early growth bringing back the natural timber colour. The harder high ridges of the winter grain holds its black. 

Pika Pika presents you with both a textural finish, and a stunning contrast.

This charred and brushed timber cladding finish allows the introduction of coloured stains. It takes on oil stains well and highlights the inner  beauty. 

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