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A modern barn type house covered with Shou Sugi Ban boards by Wood of Fire.

What characterizes a modern barn house?

We usually define a modern barn as single-block buildings covered with a gable roof. Classic designs of barn houses are created with the assumption of the highest energy efficiency. A special feature that connects the vast majority of these buildings is the gable roof and rectangular shape. L-shaped or T-shaped designs are rare. In modern barns, balconies or terraces are rare. Houses with such simple shapes, apart from being the warmest, are also the cheapest to build. Barn-type houses are also distinguished by panoramic glazing, which gives them an original look.

Currently, it is very fashionable to combine at least two types of materials on the facade. Wood and stone or their imitations, clinker and plastics are fashionable. However, thanks to its nobility, wood will stand out from the whole range of materials that can be used as a facade of a modern barn house.

It all depends on the individual idea of ​​the designer and his arrangements with the client. It is possible to use a wooden facade on the entire surface of the building or only individual decorations. A popular solution is to lay boards on the front wall of the building or decorate the walls inside the terrace or atrium with them.

A barn-type house with a Wood of Fire facade.

The use of an appropriate facade will emphasize the unique simple form of a modern barn house. Currently, designers place quite a lot of emphasis on sustainable development and care for the environment. The interest in the Yakisugi technique follows this trend. Burned wood is fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly. The façade of fired wood is not only durability and additional security, it is also a unique style that makes the houses such as a modern barn covered with Shou Sugi Ban board eye-catching with their amazing appearance

There are many options for finishing the wood, from MAZURIA boards, which are characterized by a light tan with a clearly burnt, hard wood structure, to a dark, heavily charred SILESIA board.

Boards fired using traditional Japanese technique become very resistant to external factors and maintain their appearance for 40-50 years.