Exterior Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Breakthrough
15 December 2016
New Zealand exterior wood specialist Abodo has achieved another first – an exterior CLT panel made exclusively from thermally modified radiata pine.
The CLT panel is made up of hundreds of 150x50 sections of Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding – a thermally modified radiata pine product, which is engineered
with a consistent vertical grain for superior weathering. Vulcan is typically used for high performance cladding and exterior doors.
The CLT panel at 3.0m high, 2.5m wide and 150mm thick is being used for Abodo’s new showroom and factory sign, at 62 Ascot Rd, Mangere, Auckland. The panel itself was pressed and the Abodo logo CNC routered by Xlam in Nelson, and it has been protected with Sioo:x, a new generation weathering
coating imported by Abodo from Sweden. Scioo:x will react with the thermally modified pine to create a toughened exterior which will silver off over time, in keeping with the factory and showroom building.
“We have built our new showroom sign from solid engineered thermally modified pine, as a testament to our belief in new generation wood technology – we will monitor the performance of the sign over time, with a view to commercialise exterior CLT for specific applications in the future” states
Marketing Director and Founder, Daniel Gudsell.
About Abodo Wood
Carefully Crafted Timbers
Abodo produces high performance architectural and structural timbers, as designed by nature. We have a deep
respect for our material, the people who use it and where it comes from. Our timbers stand the test of time.
They are beautiful, durable and sustainable.
Abodo timbers are crafted to be enjoyed for years to come. Designed to age with grace, our timbers have
exceptional weatherability and maintain their durability and beauty for a lifetime.
With Tomorrow in Mind
Our timbers are harvested from sustainable plantation forests. They are crafted with respect from beginning to
end – allowing us to meet today’s needs without disadvantaging future generations.
What is thermally modified timber?
Thermal modification is achieved simply by using steam and high temperatures in excess of 200 degrees celsius.
Thermal modification dramatically increases the durability and stability of wood and results in an aesthetically
pleasing brown colouration- effectively creating a new sustainable, environmentally friendly timber species.