What is PermaChar?

PermaChar® is timber that has undergone fire treatment to preserve it.

The process originated in Japan in the 18th century, primarily as a way to treat cedar cladding to make it weatherproof. The Japanese call it “Yakisugi (焼杉)” and it protects the wood against fire, wind, rain, rot and insects.

It also substantially extends the natural lifespan of the wood.

The technique involves charring a wood surface to render it a deep charcoal-black. PermaChar® is quickly becoming the go-to option for architects and specifiers looking to create a dramatic, contemporary facade.

We are currently offering this exciting new timber product at market beating prices.