Shou Sugi Ban Siding

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Charred Wood Siding

Enhanced grain burnt to perfection

Due to Accoya’s outstanding stability, this Japanese burnt wood siding process works well. Shou Sugi Ban siding boards don’t twist, distort or warp when subjected to charring, making it ideal for ease of installation on a building site.

Durability is not only enhanced when using Accoya but the charring prolongs any finish making it long lasting even with the additional stability of Accoya once in situ.

An additional feature of Accoya, a solid wood, is that the grain is emphasized much more than any other timber due to how well the process chars Accoya. The process makes it an attractive timber for exterior siding and even internal feature walls.

To specify Accoya charred siding in your next project, head to our Architect Zone to learn more.

Highly Durable

Highly durable

Exceptional durability, with resistance to distortion, rot and insect attack. A great choice for your Accoya charred wood siding.

Non Toxic

Non toxic

Accoya is recyclable and not harmful to the environment. Safe for your family and the planet, ideal for burnt wood siding.


Real wood

Accoya is real wood, ideal for Shou Sugi Ban as the charring process will elevate the natural grain, giving you a beautiful yet natural look.

Highly Stable

Highly stable

Your Accoya wood will withstand even harsh weather conditions and last for many years to come so its perfect for a demanding application like charred siding.

What is Shou Sugi Ban?

What is Shou Sugi Ban?

In recent years an ancient Japanese burnt wood technique, Shou sugi ban, has been rediscovered and is now often referred to as charred wood.

Shou sugi ban is the traditional art of charring cedar, originally a way of preserving the wood, essentially making it more durable. Typically used for cladding, architects and designers across the world are specifying charred timber and are no longer restricted to species. Accoya is ideal for charring.

Where to Buy
Meadows Passive House

Case Study

Meadows Passive House

The Meadows Passive House was designed as a primary residence for a family in Park City, Utah. The local studio Klima Architecture aspired to built this three-story home with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.

The home is PHIUS+ certified and includes solar power sources, minimal heating/cooling systems, triple pane windows, recycled materials, and other energy saving appliances.

The exterior is wrapped in charred Accoya wood, fitting the eco-conscious theme. Accoya wood is designed to last, providing stability throughout the seasonal changes in Utah. The charring “improves the longevity of the wood, and inherently has a distinct aesthetic that we liked,” says Klima Architecture founder, Chris Price. This charred Accoya is finished and provided by Accoya approved manufacturer, Delta Millworks.



Over the past two decades, Accoya wood has been tested extensively by 3rd parties. Their reports showcase the excellent performance and outstanding benefits of Accoya wood, and, in particular, Accoya siding.

For more information, head to our siding page.

To specify Accoya charred siding in your next project, head to our Architect Zone to learn more.

Siding Applications

Accoya siding is very versatile, discover some additional uses here.

Imagine Accoya for your siding project

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