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Abodo Vulcan Nexus Cladding is one of our premium weatherboard timbers, manufactured using finger jointed timber to create cladding in long lengths with a unique visual aesthetic.
Created from Abodo’s thermally modified New Zealand plantation timber for superior beauty, durability and weathering characteristics.
Available in 6m lengths, sustainability-minded builders, architects and homeowners will appreciate the ease of minimising waste using the longer lengths of Vulcan Nexus.
One universal profile allows for secret fixing in a vertical or horizontal orientation.
Vulcan Nexus Cladding is suitable for coating in darker colours, and is a renewable alternative to Western Red Cedar timber cladding.
Vulcan Nexus Cladding - Bandsawn, Nero
Vulcan Nexus Cladding - Bandsawn, Ebony
Vulcan Nexus Cladding - Bandsawn, Graphite
Vulcan Nexus Cladding - Bandsawn, Teak
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.
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 Nexus Cladding is vertical grain, which means weatherboards have greater stability and less surface cracking.
This product is naturally durable, and contains no wood preservatives. Just as nature intended.
Vulcan Nexus Cladding is a carbon negative building material. Each square metre of 20mm thick Vulcan Nexus 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 Red List Free by the Living Futures Institute, the leading label in transparency for building products.
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.
Please contact your local timber merchant, such as Bunnings, Carters, ITM, Mitre10 or PlaceMakers.
Please get in touch with our Sales Support Team on +64 (09) 249 0100 for indicative timber pricing.
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.
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.
Exterior into interior – how Abodo Vulcan Nexus Cladding adds texture and sleek consistency to this Taupo home.
Architectural beauty without landfill - how Reitsma used 6m fixed length Vulcan timber to reduce waste.