Chartek are New Zealand's only commercial-scale timber charring company. Driven by our country’s love of all things black and a preference for awesome looking buildings; we wanted to bring charred timber cladding to the masses. Simply because we believe it looks incredible.
The Japanese practice of “Shou-Sugi-Ban” is ancient, they have been charring wood to waterproof homes for centuries, but for some reason, it was still incredibly expensive here. We needed to reduce the cost but maintain the quality finish.
Combining our skills in construction, engineering and material science; we discovered new ways to burn the wood at speed and with consistency.
At last charred wood is accessible to all.
We’re based in Christchurch, happily providing a charring service to architects, developers, builders and homeowners across NZ.
We are the only NZ based commercial wood charring operation. No more dealing with overseas suppliers or big timber operations.
Because we are NZ based, we can turn around projects with tight timelines and you won’t have to worry about delays caused by importation problems.
Charring wood is all that we do. We love it. We’re not builders trying it out. We’re not a timber company, we don’t make a cut on the timber you send us to char.
We are a family-owned business, with family values and a focus on customer service. We are here to look after you and your project.