Vulcan timber

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about vulcan timber

Project • By AbodoHousing

Heron House

The homeowner’s brief was for a small, fun, carefully crafted home. Additionally, it had to be materially interesting and cost effective. For the home’s exterior, Architects Pac Studio chose Abodo Vulcan vertical timber cladding alongside Zincalume® alloy. Combining these elements gives the building the feeling like it has been there forever - a found object, or vernacular shed, weathered by a life well lived. Caption Caption While the Vulcan timber cladding was chosen for its durability, stability and eco credentials (being sourced locally from FSC® certified forests), the Sioo:x Natural Wood Coating was chosen for its muted, weathered finish. Read more about this project here. Caption   More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Te Toka

Designed to withstand the elements including all manner of natural disaster, Te Toka in Queenstown provides a safe and resilient bolthole for its overseas owner. With Abodo Vulcan timber screening in Silicate finish, the house maintains an understated aesthetic that contributes to its desired longevity. The natural Silicate timber finish ages gracefully with exposure to the elements, providing a low-profile and understated silvered look that requires only very minimal refinishing. Read more about this project here. Caption Caption Caption   More

Project • By AbodoHousing

SRG House

Many architects have contributed to the history of this Sydney home, from its original owner and namesake Sir Roy Grounds to the architect who conceived of it in 1972, Stuart Whitelaw, and finally current homeowner and architect Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston, who has given the home a new lease on life using Abodo eco timbers and an extended floor plan. Choosing Abodo Vulcan WB10 145x20 vertical boards with a Protector Oil Walnut stain in the place of cedar meant creating a similar look to the original cladding but without the pitfalls of stability issues and frequent maintenance. Vulcan Cladding is created using thermally modified New Zealand-grown timber, which along with its patented vertical grain construction gives an enhanced level... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Form 001

Aside from having multiple uses, this pre-fabricated structure by Alberta-based pre-form is designed to fit within many different environments, from a suburban backyard to the depths of a forest, in part due to the subtlety of the Abodo Vulcan Cladding in Nero deep black finish. Vulcan has also been used for the decking for Form 001, giving a cohesive look to the building. Pre-form is looking to expand their offerings with some ideas in the pipeline for larger living spaces and self-contained structures as well as a greenhouse and sauna, all of which will be created using Abodo eco-timber products. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoParks/Gardens

Te Hononga Hundertwasser Memorial Park

This new facility in Kawakawa continues the environmental and artistic legacy of late Austrian artist, architect and dedicated local resident Friedensreich Hundertwasser with a building that uses eco-friendly materials and invites visitors and locals to come together and celebrate the arts and culture of the area.   Architectural designer Pip Bolton of Avail Pacific in Kerikeri created the design. She chose to use Abodo Vulcan Cladding as a natural timber to offset the rammed earth wall elements, which are a significant feature of the building’s design and reflect Hundertwasser’s love of natural materials and forms. Caption The design of the building reflects two hearts coming together, which means all walls are cur... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Westmere House

With the extension and renovation of a 1940s brick bungalow in Westmere, Jon Smith and the team at Matter Architects have created a low-maintenance, light-filled and spacious home for a family of five. The resulting home fronts the street at three levels with the exterior clad in Abodo Vulcan Cladding in a deep black (Nero finish), creating a contemporary aesthetic that is strikingly juxtaposed against its more traditionally styled neighbours. Abodo Vulcan Screening adds to the clean lines of the home while also ensuring privacy. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoSecondary Schools

Christchurch Boys’ High School

Addressing an educational brief of ‘A modern school with a rich past’, Christchurch Boys’ High School wished to incorporate modern educational developments into its new buildings while still maintaining its heritage listing. To seamlessly marry historic with contemporary, Athfield Architects specified Abodo timber pductsrofor internal and external cladding of the newly opened Caddick Block. Materiality references the surrounding structures, while the building itself takes on a contemporary look, with Abodo timber battens on the upper levels for sun screening and a dynamic aesthetic. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

The Ballance Street Home

Shane Kingsbeer’s Gisborne home and studio The ability to enhance and contribute to the ways people live in and use spaces appealed to a young Shane Kingsbeer and inspired him to enter the field of architectural design. Based in Gisborne, Kingsbeer Architecture is a rising architectural design studio creating beautiful, environmentally friendly homes that respond to the landscape and provide creative solutions for the lifestyles of homeowners. An architectural designer’s home and studio Shane works from a purpose-built studio in front of his house, both of which are clad in Abodo products. His house, which was recently featured in Here magazine, uses a range of Abodo’s offerings, with Vulcan Cladding externally, Vulcan... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Noir by Zephyr Industries

Nestled into a hill in Hamilton, Brisbane, Zephyr Industries have realised a high-end, entertainer's paradise. Set on a steep 18 metre site stretching from Prospect Terrace (top) to Gray Street (bottom) the bold but humble form of Noir cuts a silhouette of the Brisbane city skyline - through it’s blackened split triangular forms, realised with Nero Protector Oil on Vulcan timber. Moving away from the traditional Hamilton urban fabric, Noir uses a dark and textured aesthetic of; Vulcan timber cladding with Nero Protector Oil, blackened off form concrete, metal sheeting, glass and vegetation, transitioning in form, materiality and programme as it terraces down the hill. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Tutukaka Rammed Earth Eco Home

A spectacular setting on New Zealand's Tutukaka Coast, nestled amongst the flax with breathtaking views, required a home design that was beautiful in its own right and respectful of the landscape. Alison and Mark felt that their house must fit in with its natural surroundings, whilst providing them with a modern home, small in footprint, but big in features for easy entertaining. In homage to the coastal setting, Alison and Mark chose Vulcan timber cladding in a vertical shiplap profile, finished with stunning Sioo:x coating for a natural, weathered look. Sioo:x is a non-toxic coating based on nature, providing an accelerated weathered look and a low maintenance finish that will stand up to the harsh coastal conditions. Vulcan timber is m... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Clifton Hill

This clifftop home, embracing the elevated outlook over the harbour, features an exterior in Abodo's Vulcan Charred Cladding. The Vulcan Charred not only provides a remarkable first impression and hard to beat street appeal, but also ensures there is no need to worry about regular ongoing maintenance.  Charred timber, also known as Shou Sugi Ban, will outlast traditional black wood finishes. Which will stand this home in good stead, with Christchurch’s hot summers and the property’s coastal location in mind. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Cottesloe House

Two stories of luxury showcase timber in exceptional style, featuring Vulcan timber fins and cladding. Vulcan timber fins  feature on the upper level and on the pool-side cabana wall, while the garage door and lower level entry facade - and even the window trims - feature Vulcan Cladding. All Vulcan timber was coated with two coats of Straw Protector Oil, and one coat of Teak Protector Oil as the finishing touch. The rich warmth of these finishes forms a natural connection throughout, bringing together the grounds, pool and luxury design of the home. Behind the luxury design (by John Lewis Architects) - and clever layout of indoor and outdoor areas - is an equally impressive commitment to installation details (by Time Builders). R... More

Project • By AbodoApartments

Essence Luxury Apartments

Designed by award-winning architects Hames Sharley, Essence Apartments is contemporary luxury living at its best. Located in the heart of Claremont Perth WA, the apartments offer spectacular views over the Claremont parklands and toward the Swan River. Using timber as the material of continuity between rooms, the designers have utilised Abodo’s thermally modified Vulcan timber as linings and joinery, bringing in a sense of intimacy by creating a warm glow with hidden lighting. Each glass-fronted lock-box is beautifully framed by the Vulcan joinery allowing other residents to admire each other’s wine collections. With such thoughtfully designed timber-lined spaces, we can picture the beautiful summer social evenings tasting w... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Silver House

Perched on a hill near beautiful Wainui Beach, the Silver House has been expertly designed by Kingsbeer Architecture. The client brief was for a low maintenance natural facade that would silver to a grey shade. Shane and his team specified Abodo Vulcan Cladding with Patina finish. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By AbodoPrivate Houses

Pahi House

This cost-effective and environmentally responsible two-bedroom home has a highly efficient plan. The design takes into account standard sheet sizes and construction techniques to minimise waste and construction cost, while maximising usable area and passive solar heating.  With green principles in mind, Abodo’s Vulcan timber cladding (in Ebony finish) was chosen - not only because it’s sourced from rapidly renewable New Zealand plantation, but also because the timber is treated with heat instead of chemicals.  This thermal modification process means the timber is highly durable and stable, which is perfect for harsh environments like the Pahi Peninsula on the Kaipara Harbour. Read more about this project here. More