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How we do what we do

Carbon By Design brings to you an innovation in an ancient method, adopting the Yakasugi  way and we have perfected and diversified what was already a truly outstanding and visually stunning process.

Brought to you by our gifted and passionate team of craftsmen we fabricate, colourise and manipulate wood through our keen eye for detail accentuating the beauty of the natural grains and highlighting the idiosyncrasies that only wood can provide. if you want the wow factor then then you have come to the right place we can offer bespoke designs to match into existing themes or you can look at our “off-shelf” designs or simply speak to one of our team. Our product ranges are varied so whether you are looking for some external or internal cladding, a new worktop for the kitchen of some one of a kind furniture then Carbon by Design are here for you.

Our Products

from £47 per m²

Our Wood Types


Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood. Created from sustainably sourced softwood; it matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods.

Siberian Larch

Grown in Europe (Alps), the UK and Western Russia, this timber is one of the toughest and most durable softwoods available. It features a pale red-brown to brick red colour, straight grain and fine texture.

European Oak

Grown in the UK and Europe the high strength and durability of Oak proves it popular for furniture & construction work. The timber consists of a yellowish brown colour, strait grain and medium to coarse texture.

West Red Cedar

Grown in Canada/North America this timber is very popular for its natural durability, pleasant aroma and is mainly used for external projects such as cladding. Colour ranges from a reddish-brown to a silver-grey featuring a straight grain and coarse texture.

The History of Yakasugi

A long time ago in the land of the rising sun Japanese ancestors were combing the beaches for drift wood that had been weathered by the sea and scorched by the sun. they had realised that this wood made a great waterproof solution to the external of the houses the sun-scorched wood was waterproof, pest proof and harder to burn due to the effects of the sun, that is until they needed more and there is only so much driftwood..!

Then one day on a far off Japanese beach one of those ancestors is heating a piece of steel over a crucible being fired by the most intricately made bellow he heats the steel to a searing red hot plate and applies it to the face of the most ancient of Japanese cedars, alas YAKASUGI is born.

Yakasugi history can be traced back over a 1000 years this shows how effective this natural treatment of timber is and has continued to be, not only are you buying a solution that is great for the environment, not only are you buying a product that is naturally stunning but you are buying into an ancient and noble tradition that stretches far back through the ages.

How We Use Yakasugi

Grand Designs

As seen on Channel 4’s award winning TV show


A stunning Oak floor in Yakasugi Burnt Larch


Accoya, Oak or Larch can be used for all kinds of installation even Decking

Panel Cladding

This stunning house has been finished using Siberian Larch in our Shadow finish

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Unit 11, Shay Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6QU




0800 206 2256

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