Located in West Sussex, Barnsnap House is a modern five-bedroom property that was recently built on a woodland clearing site. To keep in tune with the natural surroundings of the previous woodland, timber cladding was used for the exterior façade of the family home.
The timber chosen was Accoya, which is made from acetylated wood. Accoya has exceptional dimensional stability, evident from its 50-year above-ground warranty, and many other qualities, as well as being sustainably sourced.
It was crucial for the client that the Accoya had a rustic finish with a coating that was easy to maintain and a colour that was between black and brown. James E. Hatch & Son supplied sawn-face Accoya cladding and produced an in house bespoke colour using a coating system from Anker Stuy Coatings to match the clients requests.
The client was able to select from three rustic timber finishes, each with slightly different shades and appearances.