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You want your build or project to look beautiful, but you also want it to be durable and as low impact as possible. Too much to ask? We don’t think so.

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When you buy Brimstone, you can expect a hardy product that looks good and does good.

To produce Brimstone, we use thermal modification. A natural, toxin-free heating process which changes the cell structure of wood. The result gives you a more durable, stable and consistent material, with less risk of bending, warping and decay.

We also use fast-grown British hardwoods to create Brimstone, all drawn from UK-based woodlands. This means your materials haven’t travelled thousands of miles. And you’re helping to keep our own native flora and fauna thriving. Win, win.

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How it works

We source timber from our local woodlands and we transform it with intense heat. The process is called Thermal Modification.

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During our thermal modification process, we heat our wood to over 200 °C. This alters the cell structure and delivers a very low moisture level. Once modified, the wood can no longer absorb water, which makes it resistant to decay and a lot less likely to move and distort. The heating process also releases natural chemicals that darken the colour of the wood. This gives you a beautiful, consistent finish.

Want to know more about the science? Please get in touch.

No Chemicals Added

We add nothing nasty. Just wood and heat.

Greater Stability

This modified wood will stay flat and straight.

Consistent Colour

Dark and exotic is how we describe it.

Naturally Durable

Brimstone will last outside without treatment.

Purpose

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Being stable, durable and lightweight, Brimstone products are ideal for timber cladding. Because thermally modified wood is free from extractives, you can expect Brimstone wood cladding to weather more evenly than non-modified wood. You’ll also get less of the unsightly staining that affects species like cedar and oak.

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Need a stable and beautiful-looking wood for joinery? You’re in the right place. Brimstone ash and sycamore are a great choice for external joinery. As our products are hardy and free from extractives, you can be sure they’ll last. In cold climes, humid heat, or even polluted inner city areas, Brimstone stands the test of time.

Decking 2

Decking looks great when you finish the project. But later down the line it can warp and age. Brimstone ash is different. As it’s thermally modified, it gives you improved hardness, stability and durability. It also makes an ideal alternative to tropical hardwoods such as ipe.

Which species and why?

We offer three Brimstone options. Each wood has different qualities. Take a look to see which species might suit your project.

Ash sample

Brimstone Ash

  • Distinctive grain
  • Virtually knot-free
  • Hard
  • External cladding
  • Decking
  • Joinery
Poplar sample

Brimstone Poplar

  • Silky grain
  • Virtually knot-free
  • Lightweight
  • External cladding
Sycamore sample

Brimstone Sycamore

  • Silky grain
  • Virtually knot-free
  • Hard
  • External cladding
  • Internal panelling
  • Joinery

Projects with impact

Want to see how our clients are using Brimstone? Here are some recent projects that have had a positive impact on the world.

Wood Centre for Innovation
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Wood Centre for Innovation

Bringing natural beauty at an innovative Science Park
Lagom Scandinavian House
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Lagom Scandinavian House

Bringing scandi style to seaside home
Shropshire Affordable Housing
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Shropshire Affordable Housing

Offering style as well as substance
Malvern Hill House
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Malvern Hill House

Beautiful finishing touches to this Grand Design home
Grade II Listed Farmhouse
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Grade II Listed Farmhouse

Ticking all the boxes for this special farmhouse development
Isle of Man House
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Isle of Man House

Brimstone comes out top
Bath New Build
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Bath New Build

A quality material with conservation at its heart
Lighthouse Mews
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Lighthouse Mews

The natural choice for an ambitious North London development