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The Japanese process of Yakisugi - IRO decking

Posted in: Ideas and Advice
5 October 2022

Find out more about IRO architectural timber, which is a new and exclusive range of timber cladding and decking products that have been developed by the UK’s largest sawmilling group, BSW Timber. IRO decking is low-maintenance and long-lasting. Furthermore, IRO timber is UV stable and 100% HVOC free, making it both pet and child friendly.

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Each and every piece of IRO architectural decking is created by combining the ancient Japanese process of Yakisugi with the latest timber technology. The result is a beautiful and uniquely coloured decking timber that will add charm and character to a range of outdoor spaces.

In addition to being a low-maintenance but long-lasting alternative to traditional decking, IRO architectural timber is UV stable and 100% HVOC-free, meaning the product is both child-friendly and pet-friendly. Vibrant colours such as lagoon blue and sunset orange allow the creation of bolder aesthetics too.

IRO decking is manufactured using a seven-step process that includes two stages of kiln drying as well as heat enhancement, making the product more resilient to rot and insect attack. High-pressure treatment and the application of a protective wood cream ensures that IRO decking is vibrant product with a longer-lasting, water-repellent surface.

Product information

Nominal size (mm) 32 x 150
Finished size (mm) 28 x 145
Length (mm) 4800
Use Class UC3
Profile Eased edge
Species Imported redwood
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