Ignite Cladding


Hundreds of years ago, Japanese woodworkers discovered that they could prolong the life of wood by charring the exposed surface. This process, called yakisugi, created enviable, stunning results that are still highly in demand today.

Traditional yakisugi is beautiful, but using it can be problematic. Most yakisugi leaves only the charred surface resistant to rot. Ignite provides the look of yakisugi, with durability all the way to the core. And unlike charred wood, Ignite has no messy residue. Ignite by Thermory offers the shockingly realistic look of charred wood, without the flames.

The Look Without The Torch

Ignite by Thermory creates its signature dragon scale pattern by embossing and tinting thermally modified spruce. Unlike modern yakisugi, which is often created by hand with a torch, Ignite is created with a deceptively flame-free process.


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Charred wood look that lasts for longer

The charred surface of the cladding becomes tarnished over time and carbonised particles fall away. Cladding with this type of finish cannot be maintained as it is – it is meant to change over time. Ignite’s pattern is permanent, on the other hand, and the surface colour also lasts longer thanks to intensive thermal modification.

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Easy maintenance, ensuring the charred look for years

We recommend performing maintenance painting if the paint layer of the cladding board is worn over time and the appearance is uneven, but not less than:

  • For Ignite 5 after 5 years, with water-based Semi Translucent black paint.
  • For Ignite 7 after 7 years, with water-based Opaque (full coating) RAL9005 paint.

Re-covering the boards with black paint preserves the effect of the burnt surface of the wood.

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The Performance Of Thermory

Ignite provides a bold look that’ll set your project on fire. But it also offers the stability and durability Thermory is known for. In fact, Ignite comes with a 25+ year rot resistance rating!

That’s because like all Thermory products, Ignite undergoes our expert thermal modification process. Thermory naturally enhances wood, using using only heat and steam, for results that are unequalled in rot resistance and dimensional stability.


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