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Vulcan Decking

Create a lasting, naturally beautiful exterior space with Vulcan Decking, created from thermally modified, rapidly renewable, softwood timber.

With timber sourced from rapidly renewable New Zealand plantation forests, Abodo Vulcan Decking is a sustainable and natural choice.

For ultimate durability, the timber undergoes Abodo’s thermal modification process and is pressure treated with a low VOC organic preservative (OPX) that includes a water repellent and insecticide for termite zones. With a reeded face that provides enhanced weathering characteristics and grip under foot, this product is built to last.

The thermal modification process means Abodo Vulcan Decking has reduced resin content, resulting in enhanced stability through all weathers. The natural timber provides a beautiful, homogeneous brown tone that silvers off, suits a wide range of architectural styles.

Unlike most hardwoods, Vulcan Decking does not require pre-drilling. It’s easy to work with, cut and fix, making it a favoured material among professional and DIY builders alike.

Vulcan Timber Decking by Abodo Wood

Finish + Colour

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


Vulcan Decking NZ grown environmental alternative to Kwila decking

Vulcan - Uncoated

Vulcan - Uncoated

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

Vulcan Decking NZ grown environmental alternative to Kwila decking
Outdoor Life Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood 4

Outdoor Life

Outdoor Life Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood 2

Outdoor Life

Lake Tarawera Holiday Home Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood

Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Lake Tarawera Holiday Home Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood 1

Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Waihi Beach House Vulcan Decking and Rhombus Clip Abodo Wood

Waihi Beach House

Waihi Beach House Vulcan Decking and Rhombus Clip Abodo Wood 6

Waihi Beach House

Waimea College Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood

Waimea College

Waimea College Vulcan Decking Abodo Wood 2

Waimea College

Profile + Size


Abodo Timber Profile DK16 V 142x27

DK16V 142x27

DK16V 142x27
Abodo Timber Profile DK16 V 142x27

Timber Details


Natural Stability
Vulcan Decking is thermally modified, which means the timber has great stability even in harsh conditions.

Easy Fix
Unlike hardwoods, in most situations Abodo products do not require pre-drilling. That means you can install faster.

Factory Finishing
Abodo's Protector coating has been developed to protect timber for discolouration and provide optimal weathering performance, and is available in a range of colours.

Built to Last Warranty
Vulcan Decking is covered by a 15 year Built to Last Warranty.

Climate credentials


Carbon Negative
Vulcan Decking is a carbon negative building material. Each square metre of 20mm thick Vulcan Decking 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.

Red List Free
Free from Red List chemicals as required by the Living Building Challenge.

Preservative Free
Free from chemical preservatives and solvents.


FAQs

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.

Please see our Maintenance Guidelines for more information.

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 e.g. Abodo Sand is suitable for a smooth face install and Abodo Vulcan is reeded face up installation.

Featured Projects

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Waihi Beach House

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Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

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