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Vulcan VG Cladding

Abodo Vulcan VG Cladding is our premium cladding timber. Created from Abodo’s thermally modified New Zealand plantation timber for superior beauty, durability and weathering characteristics. Vulcan VG Cladding features a vertical grain for superior stability and weathering characteristics. The increased stability of the vertical grain orientation means wider boards of 180mm are possible.

Vulcan VG Cladding is a very stable, low movement product which means it is ideally suited for coating in darker colours, and is a renewable alternative to Western Red Cedar timber cladding.

Various modern profiles are available, including vertical ship lap, random width boards and custom profiles. We also offer a range of surface finishes -fine band sawn, riven and ribbed. For those looking to reduce waste, boards can also be finger jointed to specific size and length, anything up to 12m.

Modern clean lines.

Nero

Vulcan - Nero Finish

Ebony

Vulcan - Ebony Finish

Watch me weather
Walnut

Vulcan - Walnut Finish

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Graphite

Vulcan - Graphite Finish

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Manuka

Vulcan - Manuka Finish

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Teak

Vulcan - Teak Finish

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Patina

Vulcan - Patina Finish

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Straw

Vulcan - Straw Finish

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Clear

Vulcan - Charred Finish

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. Colour may change/fade as part of the weathering process.

Natural Durability
This product is naturally durable, Durability Class 1 (EN350-1).
Natural Stability
Vulcan VG Cladding is manufactured with a vertical grain orientation, which means the weatherboards have great stability, even in harsh conditions.
Vertical or Horizontal Cladding
Vulcan VG Cladding can be used in vertical or horizontal applications. WB10 profile is a secret fix profile that can be used to create a vertical shiplap look.
Preservative Free
Free from chemical preservatives and solvents.
Climate Credentials
Vulcan Cladding is a carbon negative building material. Each square metre of 20mm thick Vulcan Cladding stores 9.74 kg of carbon.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified
A guarantee that forest products come from responsibly managed sources, including forest management and chain of custody.
Declare Certified
Declare certified Red List Free by the Living Futures Institute, the leading label in transparency for building products.
Red List Free
Free from Red List chemicals as required by the Living Building Challenge.
Built To Last Warranty
Vulcan VG Cladding is covered by a 15 year Built to Last Warranty.
Factory Finishing
Protector Oil has been developed to protect timber for discolouration and provide optimal weathering performance, and is available in a range of colours.

FAQ's

General

How regularly do I have to maintain my Abodo wood products?

At minimum, our wood products should be cleaned at least every 12-18 months with soapy water, a brush and water. These are natural wood products, so some surface discoloration or mould and mildew may occur due to environmental conditions and exposure. Heavier discoloration or mould growth can be removed with Rejuvenator or other similar oxygenating cleaner. For further information see our Maintenance Guidelines.

Will the colour stay the same?

No. If left uncoated outside, the wood will eventually fade to a light grey colour. By applying a pigmented coating on a regular basis, colour can be maintained.

How do I know how much product I will need?

The first step is to draw up a basic sketch, can calculate the total square meters of area you wish to cover. Then you can use our calculator tool to as an indication on quantity required. A final manual check on quantities should to be made prior to order.

Is it ok to leave my Abodo wood product without coating?

Yes, you can, but the wood will naturally fade to grey and will have a higher chance of discolouration, cracking and warping. We always recommend an initial application of a penetrating oil to all sides prior to fixing.and then regular reapplication thereafter as required. For cladding we generally recommend an initial 2 coat application for best results and then application of a coating periodically, usually 3-5 years, to ensure performance in service.

What is the difference between gross size versus finish size? And how do I know what the finished size is?

The gross size (e.g. 100×40) is the size that the timber comes out of the sawmill at. The finished size (e.g. 90×32) is the cross sectional dimension after the timber has been machined. We generally will advise you of the finished size if the timber has been machined.

What type of wood is Abodo products made from?

New Zealand plantation grown radiata pine – and only best quality material is selected for our products.

Are Abodo wood products sustainable and are they eco-friendly?

They sure are. Abodo products are made from natural wood from well managed plantations. This type of wood is quite honestly one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly materials you can buy. As it grows, a tree absorbs vast amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. After the tree has reached maturity it slows down it’s CO2 absorption however. At this stage we harvest the tree and manufacture it into a durable Abodo wood product.

During the life time of the product, one and a half new trees have been grown in the original tree’s place. This makes the product a carbon negative and truly self-sustaining building material.

Where do Abodo wood products come from?

Abodo wood products are proudly 100% New Zealand made. The raw timber comes from plantation forests and manufacturing takes place predominantly in the central part of New Zealand’s North Island.

Are Abodo wood products safe for me and my family?

Yes. Abodo wood products have been made to the lowest toxicity levels we can find using available accepted methods and technology, But it’s our self appointed mission to make them safer.

Where can I buy Abodo wood products and how much do they cost?

If you are in New Zealand, you can buy our products through Placemakers, Carters, ITM, Mitre10, Bunnings and most other timber merchants. If you’re outside of New Zealand please contact us for the nearest distributor.

How much does the product weigh?

Generally speaking Abodo kiln dried product weighs 450 kg/ m3. You can use our calculator tool to work this out.

How do I convert Lineal metres to m3 and vice versa?

This is fairly technical, but here are some examples:

1 Lm of 100×25 decking = 1 Lm x 0.1m x 0.025m = 0.0025m3

1m3 of 150×25 cladding = 1 m3 ÷ 0.15m ÷ 0.025m = 266.66 Lm

Remember, you always have to use the gross dimension in these calculations (not the finished dimension). Or use just our calculator tool.

Can I order custom profiles?

Yes this is possible, depending on order volumes and may be subject to additional charges.

Are Abodo Wood products classified as “Green Wood” products?

Absolutely. Abodo products are classified as sustainable building materials – and generally attract points under most green building standards, such as New Zealand Green Building Council, Australian Green Building Counil and US Green Building Coucnil (LEED). All Abodo products are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified.

How do I know Abodo products are really sustainable wood products?

Abodo Wood products are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified – ensuring that wood products really are from sustainable sources . You are able to check these details on ww.fsc.org, or email us and we will send you the relevant certifications.

How can I support or give feedback to Abodo Wood?

We love customer feedback. Please like us on Facebook or Instagram. Tweet us. Send us an email or call us direct.

Where can I buy Abodo products?

Please contact us for the nearest distributor.

Cladding

How do I install and fix Abodo timber cladding?

Cladding is bit more technical than decking, so always consult with a professional before starting your project. A Licenced Building Practitioner is required for install.

Abodo cladding may be face fixed or secret fixed depending on the profile shape. Stainless steel ring shank nails or self-drilling stainless steel countersunk screws should be used in all cases. Generally we recommend to fix boards onto a drained cavity system to allow good airflow and optimum weather protection.

All profiles requires a minimum 2mm expansion gap to be left between boards, You need to ensure all cut ends must are resealed with penetrating oil or sealer. Boards should be coated all sides and re-coated regularly as required thereafter.

Refer to the Resources page for more details including installation manual and drawings.

Are there accessories available for the timber cladding?

Yes. For most profiles, we offer various corner, flashing, fascia and finishing profiles to match the cladding boards. Using these accessories will ensure optimal performance of the cladding system in service.

How often do I have to re-coat my Abodo timber cladding?

For stain finish timber, after exposure to the weather the coating will start to fade and may start to appear blotchy in heavily exposed areas, The coating should be re-applied once it begins to show signs of wear or water stops beading from the surface. Depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be 3-5 years. Simply clean and apply one or two coats according to manufacturer’s instructions. For paint finish cladding the recoat period will be longer- up to 7-10 years, however more preparation work is required prior to applying top coats- we recommend to seek professional advice.

Decking

How do I install and fix Abodo decking timber?

Abodo kiln dried decking timber requires allowance for expansion when it gets wet, therefore a larger than normal gap needs to be left between boards- minimum 6mm in most cases.

We recommend fixing the boards with two stainless steel screws per joist in all cases such as the Abodo Decking Screw. Abodo decking is nice and easy to fix into – pre drilling is not required in most cases.

Joist centres should be at maximum 450mm in most cases. We recommended coating the wood all sides with oil and - regularly as required thereafter. Refer to product technical data sheet on the resources page for more specific info.

Is there a maintenance requirement for Abodo decking timber?

At a minimum, Abodo Wood products should be cleaned at least every 12 months with soapy water, a brush and water.

These are natural wood products, so some surface discoloration or mould and mildew may occur due to environmental conditions and exposure.

Heavier discoloration or mould growth can be removed with Rejuvenator or other similar oxygenating cleaner.

If coated, then the coating should be re-applied once it begins to fade or stop water beading, depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be 12-18 months.

How often do I have to recoat my Abodo pre-finished decking timber?

After a exposure to the weather and foot traffic, the coating will start to fade and tracking marks may start to appear in heavy traffic areas, The coating should be re-applied once it begins to show signs of wear or water stops beading from the surface. Depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be 12-18 months. Love your deck and it’ll love you right back.

What is the slip resistance of Abodo decking timber?

This depends on if you install the profiled face up or smooth face up. The profiled face will provide greater slip resistance perpendicular to the deck board edges, however will not be any different in the parallel direction. The smooth face with not provide a great deal of slip resistance, though it will be easier to clean in service, therefore it will be easier to prevent build-up of slippery dirt and mould. Bear in mind that decking is graded to one face. Abodo's Vulcan Decking is best installed reeded face up.

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Timber: Vulcan Cladding

Type: Rusticated 90x20MM

Lineal Meters:

200.00

Total approximate weight - KG:

268.80

Fixings - Pieces:

485

Oil - Litres (second coat to front face installed):

9

Oil - Litres (one coat all sides + two coats face):

9

Note: The figures given here include 10% wastage and are approximate only. Final order quantities are the buyer’s responsibility and should be checked and verified prior to order placement. Abodo will not accept liability for over or under-ordered items. Thank you!

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