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Cladding

In a world of standardised homes, stand out naturally. With Abodo eco-timber cladding you can choose from a range of beautiful natural wood cladding products. We’ll help you choose from a range of modern architectural profiles such as vertical shiplap, rusticated or classic bevelback weatherboards. All created from renewable timbers.

Choose from horizontal or vertical cladding profiles and get the look you want using our range of natural timber finishes.

 

Decking

Choose to stand out. Naturally. Welcome to the future in natural timber decking. With Abodo Decking Timber you can choose from a stable of beautiful wood decking products. We’ll help you choose from a range of modern profiles, all created from renewable, certified wood products.

Create a warm, natural exterior space in your home with Abodo Decking.

 

Panelling

Abodo Panelling brings of the warmth of wood to your ceiling or feature eave. Contrast the beauty of natural wood with harder materials to create a beautiful balance.

 

Screening

The Abodo Screening range brings the beauty of wood both inside and outside your home. Screening applications include louvres, brise soleil, architectural fins and rainscreen. Choose from a range of natural timbers designed for lifetime beauty.

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 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 fail, depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be as short as 12 months in the case of decking or up to 5 years in the case of cladding.

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 find out quantity required.

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

In the case of decking, yes you can, but the wood will fade to grey and will have a higher chance of cracking and warping. We always recommend application of a penetrating oil all sides prior to fixing and then regular reapplication thereafter as required. For cladding we generally require application of a coating periodically 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 are Abodo products made from?

New Zealand plantation grown radiata pine and douglas fir – 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 view the product before purchase?

Yes of course. If you’re in Auckland, you can visit our head office/ showroom, otherwise we can send you an architectural sample. If you live out side of New Zealand please contact us for your nearest distributor’s details.

Can I order custom profiles?

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

How do I dispose of Abodo wood products at end of life?

Abodo is one of the first companies in New Zealand to have an end of life disposal solution for their (and others) wood waste. Simply contact us and we’ll organise a disposal bin to take away the wood to where it will be processed and burnt as carbon-neutral fuel source, reducing the consumption of fossil fuels (North Island, New Zealand residents only).

Alternatively the products can be burnt in an approved furnace to release embodies energy or dumped in an approved landfill - but that’s the last resort please.

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)

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 our Facebook page. Tweet us. Send us an email or call us direct contact.

Cladding

How do I install and fix elements timber cladding?

Cladding is bit more technical than decking, so always consult with a professional before starting your project or better still get a trained installer to do the job.

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 Cladding page for more details

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 pre-finished timber cladding?

After a exposure to the weather 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 cladding and it’ll love you right back.

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- leave 10mm for 140mm wide boards and 6mm for 90mm and 115mm wide boards.

We recommend fixing the boards with two 60mm stainless steel screws per joist in all cases such as the Abodo Decking Screw. Stainless steel ring shank deck nails may also be used for 90mm wide boards only. Abodo decking is nice and easy to fix into – pre drilling is not required in most cases.

Joist centres should be at maximum 450mm for 21mm thick boards and maximum 550mm for 28mm thick boards. We recommended coating the wood all sides with oil and - regularly as required thereafter. Refer to our installation page for more 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.