ABODO – Vulcan Timber

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Thermally Modified Radiata Pine

The ABODO Vulcan products are made from thermally modified FSC certified New Zealand Radiata Pine.  The thermal modification process dramatically increases the durability and stability of wood and results in a beautiful rich brown colour, effectively creating a new sustainable, environmentally friendly timber species.

Thermal modification is achieved by using steam and high temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Celsius.  Abodo’s unique thermal process uses higher temperatures than typically used to achieve superior durability and stability


  • Beautiful chocolate brown colour (will weather to a silver grey if left uncoated)
  • Exceptional Durability with a class rating of 1
  • Naturally durable in above ground exterior applications with an expected service life of up to 30 years or more
  • No chemicals or preservatives required
  • Can be fire treated to Euroclass B-s2,d0
  • Takes most oil and water based coatings very well
  • Exceptional stability 
  • Completely clear grade, no knots/defects
  • Superior thermal properties (20-30% better then no processed timber)

Radiata Pine is a popular and versatile softwood that is grown and harvested in several countries across the world, including New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. In its natural state, Radiata Pine is only slightly durable, but it can be modified through a continuous kilning process to increase its durability from class 4 to class 2. This process involves heating the timber to 212 degrees Celsius while protecting it with steam.

Virtually Knot-Free & Attractive Golden Colour

The thermally modified Radiata Pine that Brookridge Timber supplies is virtually knot-free, making it an excellent choice for cladding projects where a clean, uniform appearance is desired. The timber has a beautiful golden brown colour with each board exhibiting its own natural grain, and the process makes the timber extremely stable, with very low shrinkage, warping or twisting.

Radiata Pine cladding – Durable + Low Shrinkage

One of the key benefits of Radiata Pine cladding is its durability. The thermally modified timber is highly resistant to decay and insect attack, making it an ideal material for use in external timber cladding applications. The low shrinkage and warping of the timber also means that it is less likely to warp or twist over time, ensuring that your cladding will remain looking great for many years to come.

When left untreated, the thermally modified Radiata Pine will gradually turn a beautiful silver-grey colour over time, giving it a natural and rustic appearance that is highly sought after by many architects and designers.

Your South West Timber Cladding Supplier

As a timber cladding supplier in Devon, Brookridge Timber is proud to offer high-quality Radiata Pine cladding boards that are sourced from well-managed forests certified by FSC® and PEFC. Whether you are looking for a durable and attractive cladding material for your home or commercial building, our thermally modified Radiata Pine cladding is an excellent choice that will provide both beauty and longevity.

Botanical Name - Pinus Radiata

Wood Type - Softwood

Origin - New Zealand

Sustainability - From well managed forests - FSC®

Stability - Very stable with low shrinkage, warping and twisting

Density - 420kg/m

Thermal Conductivity Rating U Value - 0.13W/(m K)

Durability - Class 1

Sawn and planed products 25mm thick in a range of widths

Availability - Sawn, and planed products mainly 25mm thick in a range of widths

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