Riverside Barn St Albans Design Case Study | Abodo Wood UK Cladding
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Riverside Barn

This is no ordinary home: 3,740 sq ft of barn has been converted to the highest of standards by CP Scharff (in association with DCA Architects).

Every aspect of this property has been carefully considered, including the exterior Vulcan timber cladding by Abodo Wood. Vulcan is a highly durable, thermally modified timber, sourced from rapidly renewable New Zealand plantations.

Thermal modification means the timber is treated with heat and steam (rather than chemicals), which results in enhanced durability and stability.

A clever combination of WB12 profiles in WB12, WB12F and WB12FX mean a random width look is achieved, further softened a smooth riven surface CNC routed into the surface of the cladding.

Finger-jointing was utilised to achieve 6.2m and 4.5m fixed lengths - eliminating wastage on site. All trim, mouldings and fascia were supplied in vertical grain Vulcan Screening.

The external elements were factory coated with OSMO 420 UV protection in a clear finish.

Project Details
Completion date:
Early 2020
CP Scharff
DCA Architects
Timber Distributor:
Glenalmond Timber
Vulcan Cladding WB12, WB12FX with offset groove in smooth riven effect - in OSMO 420 UV
Vulcan Screening in OSMO 420 UV
St Albans, United Kingdom
Photography credit:
Matthew Cheetham


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Timber: Vulcan Cladding

Type: Rusticated 90x20MM

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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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