Kebony extension transforms home

11 October 2019

A traditional 20th century house in Dorking, Surrey has been transformed with a contemporary extension designed by Lees Munday Architects.

The architects selected Kebony for the roof and exterior cladding, which proved easy to work with without splintering. The photovoltaic panels on the roof were combined with Kebony as a rainscreen system positioned over a mechanically fixed uPVC roof membrane to supply all the hot water for the property.

“We sought a single lightweight material that would be able to clad roofs as well as walls,” said architect David Lees. “After an extensive search for newly available modified woods, we were delighted to select Kebony with the knowledge that we could achieve our vision and leave the wood ‘authentically’ unfinished.”

Kebony cladding was used on the roofs and walls