Specifier Review


Kebony AS is Norwegian Cleantech 100 company offering an award-winning sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and preservative-treated wood. Kebony’s ‘New Wood’ has myriad indoor and outdoor applications including cladding, roofing, windows, furniture, flooring, decking and yacht decking. Kebony is increasingly the choice of leading architects, builders and developers looking for non-toxic, maintenance-free, durable and aesthetically-pleasing materials that are resistant to decay, able to withstand harsh climates and, ultimately, cost effective.


Kebony has been used in numerous high-profile international projects, including Kebony’s first major UK residential build; 25 Hurst Avenue, the Hackney Picture House, London’s Colindale Primary School, the architecturally-striking Bexhill beach shelters, Oslo’s Onda restaurant and the newly-redeveloped Yarmouth Harbour.

Through the patented environmentally-friendly ‘Kebonization’ process, sustainable softwood species are permanently strengthened to make them more durable, dimensionally stable and resistant to weathering, decay, regular use and sustained wear. As a result, Kebony has comparable and often superior properties to tropical timber and the environmentally-damaging use of copper-impregnated wood.

Kebony offers a range of Kebony wood products suitable for numerous indoor and outdoor applications. Launched in Spring 2012, Kebony Radiata is the newest of the Kebony products and offers a smooth, evenly-patterned pine.

Kebony was named as one of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in the Global Cleantech 100, both in 2010 and 2011, in competition with more than 3,000 companies from 50 countries. Kebony also received Deloitte’s ‘Fast 50 Award’, was cited as one of the top 50 companies that could change our world in 2010, alongside being cited by CNBC as a top 25 creative European Company. Kebony also received the Nordic region’s the Swan and Glass Bear awards and numerous UK industry awards including Home Building and Renovating’s Exterior Wall Finishes award.