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Charred Timber Cladding Panels at Oxford L&M 


BCL have recently completed installation of the beautiful charred wood cladding panels at The Oxford Life & Mind Building for Wates Construction. The external timber cladding panels have undergone the traditional Japanese 'Shou-sugi-ban' process, whereby the timber's surface is charred to offer greater durability and fire performance (essentially making the top layer of wood inert). 

BCL wooden cladding panels have been prefabricated off-site using secret fixings, removing any weaknesses to the timbers surface, allowing superior durability and ageing of the timber slats. 

BCL wood cladding panels at Oxford Life and Mind Building

BCL's timber slatted panels were chosen due to the combination of secret fixings, full design service and direct installation offered for an end-to-end delivery for Wates construction. We are also fully FSC certified and offer full systems fire testing to EN13501-1 of our wood panels

For more information on our wooden slatted panels, or to discuss some of the design or efficiency benefits of using BCL slatted panels, please contact us today on 01189 344 155. 


Installation Update: 8 Bishopsgate 


BCL's wood ceilings are almost fully installed to the reception area at 8 Bishopsgate - allowing the first glimpses of this striking new office space, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, in the heart of the City. The timber slat ceiling design involves a layout of intersecting and overlapping planes with integrated lighting tracks, all prefabricated off-site by BCL, to create a dramatic slatted wood panel feature and texture to the space, whilst also reducing on site waste and installation time. 

The wooden panels use solid FSC certified Sweet Chestnut, grown in the EU and supplied by BCL's key supply chain partner, Vincent Timber - who worked closely with us to help quality check timber for grade and defects at multiple points along the manufacturing chain, resulting in a fantastic end product. 

BCL wood ceilings at 8 Bishopsgate


Acoustic wood panels were pressure impregnated for fire retardancy and underwent a thorough EN13501-1 fire testing schedule - illustrating full compliance with Fire Engineer's strategy and in-line with Approved Document B requirements. The system configuration also incorporates anti-viral fabric and full absorptive backing to create a Class C acoustic wood slat ceiling that delivers value in multiple areas for the Main Contractor Lendlease and client Stanhope. 


Easily Specify Acoustic Wood Ceilings Online NOW! 


BCL have now launched our Online Specification Portal for Timber Ceilings, which provides a fast and convenient way to develop your timber slat ceilings or external wooden soffits spec with the full support of BCL's design & spec department. Simply fill out the online questionnaire with as much information as possible and BCL will check and formalise your wooden slatted ceiling system specification to ensure you meet you all design & performance requirements easily with an accurate Technical Spec with full material Analysis (including Recycled content).  

BCL wooden slatted ceilings at Haberdasher Askes school

We also have Online specification portals for wooden slatted walls, allowing you to specify beautiful acoustic wood panels for walls & ceilings in one easy to use tool. 

We also have the same online specification portal for our wood cladding panels for external timber cladding systems.

To find out more on BCL timber slatted panels and acoustic wood panelling, feel free to call us today on 01189 344155. 

BCL win order for Timber Ceilings at Pembroke College


We are very happy to announce that BCL have recently been awarded the package to deliver our acoustic wood ceilings to the internal areas at Pemboke College.  

The project, designed by Haworth Tomkpins Architects is set to regenerate many of the existing historic buildings on the existing site in order to ".. provide a range of versatile, adaptive and flexible spaces, which will serve a range of activities that express Pembroke’s enduring commitment to world-class research, teaching and the exchange of ideas."

The BCL timber slat ceiling will cover approximately 500sqm across multiple areas, delivering Class B acoustic performance to the space. 

BCL Timber STOCK wooden slatted panel

The acoustic wood panels for Pembroke College will use solid UK Ash, grown and fully sourced here in the UK, minimising carbon emissions from transportation to maximise carbon offsetting. 

For more information on BCLs wooden slatted panels and our wood ceilings, please contact us today or call 01189 344 155.