A new workshop and events space for a family in south Wales
Designed and built by members of Croft, this simple space gave us a chance to develop our Timber Framing knowledge and skills.
Using locally sourced Douglas Fir, we used the Japanese technique of charring wood, known as Shou-Sugi-Ban, to preserve the cladding. When timber is burnt in this way, the black charring creates a naturally protective outer layer. The same process has been used for centuries in Japan to protect the timber on their buildings.
The charring process can also create a beautiful mottled black effect that can give a distinctive modern look without the use of paint.
The workshop, now complete, has seen a couple of good parties and is a versatile space in which to create!
Project Stage: Completed 2018
Location: Llansteffan, Pembrookshire
Architectural Consultant: Croft Design Collective
Builders: Croft Design Collective
Project Cost: £4500 (Material costs only)