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?
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