John Ruskin Street wins award for Housing Exterior Surface at Surface Design Awards

London: 8 February 2018, John Ruskin Street has been announced as a winner at the prestigious 2018 Surface Awards for the category, Housing Exterior Surface. The awards recognise the most innovative design and use of materials in construction projects internationally and entries are judged on the use of materials, the type of surface and the aesthetic design of the project.

Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban was selected to provide a long-lasting and attractive timber finish for both the rear and side extension of a ground floor flat located on John Ruskin Street, in the vibrant London Borough of Southwark. By adding a striking timber-clad extension, owners and award-winning architects, David Stanley and Romy Grabosch, transformed the flat into their dream home, fit for modern day.

Timber cladding was selected by David Stanley and Romy Grabosch for the exterior surface as it was well suited to the realisation of the distinctive geometry aspired for the extension. The decision to use charred Kebony cladding by Shou Sugi Ban for the cladding provided an environmentally friendly material that exceeded the expectations of the architects. The cladding has been praised by the architects as an extremely easy material to work with as an exterior surface.

The Surface Design Show was this year held from Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th February 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London. The event is the perfect place to find new and innovative surface solutions, materials and products, featuring the latest materials and products from over 170 exhibitors.