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Vulcan Charred Cladding

Inspired by the traditional Japanese timber preservation process of yakisugi or shou sugi ban, Vulcan Charred is a richly textured timber cladding with a unique and highly textured black aesthetic.

With a modern take on traditional charring methods, a heavy layer of char is created on the surface of the Vulcan cladding timber, resulting in a deep alligator skin effect that provides a sacrificial layer for weathering.

This highly sought after, unique look adds a modern element of texture and a rich depth of colour to any building.

Available in shiplap and rainscreen profiles, Abodo Vulcan Charred can be used for a range of applications, from entire weatherboard cladding to unique detailing and fencing.

To protect this product from the elements, the external face of the timber is factory sealed using Abodo’s specially produced Char Oil, a high solids natural oil designed to strengthen the outer layer.

The product is designed to erode gradually across the exposed face, in a process known in Japanese as wabi sabi, revealing attractive variations in blackened timber.

Carbon stored in Vulcan Cladding

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. The char finish is a sacrificial layer that is expected to flake and wear away slowly over time due to the mechanical action of wind and rain. This will result in change in colour and aesthetic. The speed of erosion will vary depending on exposure and regularity of maintenance coating. Read more here

Finish + Colour

Vulcan Charred is a charred finish, which can be coated with Abodo Char Oil for ongoing maintenance.


Charred Timber Shou Sugi Ban Abodo Wood

Vulcan Charred

Vulcan Charred

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. The char finish is a sacrificial layer that is expected to flake and wear away slowly over time due to the mechanical action of wind and rain. This will result in change in colour and aesthetic. The speed of erosion will vary depending on exposure and regularity of maintenance coating. Read more here

Order Sample
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Thermally modified timber


Vulcan timbers are treated with heat and steam rather than chemicals, which means the product is ‘pre-shrunk’ and will be more stable in service.

Natural Stability
Grown trees experience resistance (like wind for example) perpendicular to the grain, so it makes sense to produce wood products which are also cut perpendicular to the grain. Abodo Vulcan Cladding is vertical grain, which means weatherboards have greater stability and less surface cracking.

Natural Durability
This product is naturally durable, and contains no wood preservatives. Just as nature intended.

Climate credentials


Carbon Negative
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.

Timber details


CodeMark Certified
Certified for guaranteed acceptance with New Zealand Building Authorities and conformance with the New Zealand Building Code.

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

Vertical or Horizontal Cladding
Vulcan 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.


FAQs

Where can I buy Vulcan Charred Cladding?

Please contact your local timber merchant, such as Akarana Timbers, BuildLink, Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre10 or PlaceMakers.

How much does Vulcan Charred Cladding cost?

Please get in touch with our Sales Support Team on +64 (09) 249 0100 for indicative timber pricing.

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 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.

How do I maintain Abodo timber cladding?

Please see our Exterior and Interior Maintenance Guidelines for more information.

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