Brimstone ash modified timber cladding at Lighthouse Mews
Modern Arc, a design and build company based in London, have collaborated with Vastern Timber on many projects. This project was possibly the most challenging, being in a tight spot in the centre of London. The client had decided upon a timber clad exterior but understood that many species can react badly to the pollution and shading common in the capital. Collectively the decision was made to use Brimstone ash because of it's natural durability, stability and it's tendency to weather well even in challenging conditions. Brimstone ash is thermally modified, British grown ash produced by Vastern Timber.
The cladding on this project consisted of a 20mm board and a 33mm fin fitted alternately. Doors and joinery were also produced from Brimstone ash.