We don’t compromise when it comes to the DURABILITY of our houses, so we use external charred timber cladding. With this ancient art of charring/burning technique, wood is exposed to a special process in order to make the it resistant to fire, rot, insects, fading and the UV effects of the sun.
We use only charred thermowood, because during the thermal modification procedure that preserves wood in its most natural and flawless state for a life-long journey. All the resins, sugars and tannins are removed resulting in a much-improved charred surface, eliminating the risk of the timber igniting when exposed to sparks or a flame.
Because of this IMPROVED PERFORMANCE in exterior applications, the wood is protected from decay and no ongoing maintenance is required.
From the inside out there is a thoughtful symbiosis between our three available colours—black, white and natural wood. We can adjust the colour palette between these three colours and make each Oikos house UNIQUE. The base colour of the walls, floor, ceiling and windows is always our signature larch, shining in its natural wood hue.