Brian Gurry of American Builder TV has fallen for Kebony decking
Brain Gurry, a well respected contractor with over 30 years experience and host of the five time Emmy Award winning television series, American Builder, talks about Kebony during an installation for the show.
The Inn at Harbor Shores, Michigan USA
Edgewater Resources, the designer and developer of the project, aimed to create a marina that would be beautiful, but also strong enough to withstand the harsh weather of the Great Lakes coast.
Kebony boardwalk was used for the decking of 68 seasonal docks at the Marina at Harbor Shores of St. Joseph, Michigan, USA. The docks range from 35-40 feet in length and the broadside docking will hold transient vessels up to 200 feet in length.
Channel 4's George Clarkes Amazing Spaces: The Beach Houses in Camber Sands, UK
In this episode, George Clarke visits the award-winning beach houses in Camber Sands, also known as the Kebony houses because of their sustainable timber facade and roof. The material selected for this ambitious project had to be durable and visually complementary to its seaside location.
The architects Walker & Martin wanted to create a seamless continuity in the building’s structure, to echo the natural smoothness of the dunes.The building was designed to have minimum impact on the environment and recycled and sustainable materials were used throughout.
Sørenga Beach & Boardwalk in Oslo, Norway
Sørenga is an old harbor pier stretching out in the fjord in Bjørvika. Its a major residential and mixed use projects, a part of the Fjordcity project. Approximately 800 dwellings were built offering a fantastic location right on the waterfront. The area is unique as it is surrounded by the fjord on three sides.
Among the facilities are a park and bathing complex, a long harbour promenade with shops, cafés and restaurants and a marina. Kebony character boardwalk was chosen as decking - over time it has developped a natural silver-grey patina.
At the Water's Edge Treehouses by Blue Forest, UK
The At the Water’s Edge project consists of a fairy tale inspired treehouse village with an enchanting aesthetic to enthral and amaze children for hours on end. Turreted individually designed treehouses provide kids with their own personal spaces to retreat to via cargo nets and Indiana Jones style rope bridges, while The Lake House, with its private gym, luxury showers and Koi Carp Lake creates a tranquil escape for adults.
Kebony was chosen for the decking throughout the project, both at ground level and for the raised flooring between the treehouses. It was picked both for its beauty and striking natural colour – a rich brown that mellows over time into a more muted silver grey patina, in addition to its robust stability.
GoBoat Marina & Boats Copenhagen, Denmark
The GoBoat terminal is located in Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark. The design has strong references to maritime structures and an affinity with the modern developments in the vicinity of the harbour that houses some of the largest Danish architectural works, including the opera house.
The sustainable materials used for the project were also selected to complement and add beauty to the area. Kebony character wood was used for decking, cladding and picnic tables on the boats. The wood evolves with its surroundings to develop a beautiful silver grey patina over time which perfectly complements its maritime setting.
Take a Look into the Kebony Factory in Skien, Norway
Kebony is the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and other modified woods. Take a first-hand look into our factory in Skien, Norway, the patented process and some Kebony projects!
Interview with Christian Jebsen, CEO of Kebony
The World Economic Forum recognizes pioneering technology start-ups which provide innovative new solutions to a number of challenges across a broad range of processes, institutions and industries.
Kebony was included into the prestigious list as 2014 Technology Pioneer for its sustainable modification of non-durable woods. As a result of the Kebony® technology, softwoods adopt the properties of the best tropical hardwoods.
The Kebony® Technology Animation Video
The Kebony® technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process which enhances the properties of sustainable softwoods with a bio-based liquid. As a result the wood's cell structure is permanently modified adopting the characteristics of the best tropical hardwood.