Tundra Cladding

Natural plantation grown NZ Douglas Fir, heartwood only

Abodo Tundra,
Sustainable alternative
to Siberian Larch

Rapid renewable full chain of custody timbers prove a better choice for lessening environmental and human impact

Need more information? Call us today!

Natural plantation grown NZ Douglas Fir, heartwood only

Abodo Tundra,
Sustainable
Alternative to
Siberian Larch

Rapid renewable full chain of custody timbers prove a better choice for lessening environmental and human impact

Need more information? Call us today!

Get a quote

Discuss your project with our sales team

Glenalmond Timber Logo House

What is Abodo Tundra?

Abodo Tundra Cladding is produced from New Zealand plantation Douglas Fir heartwood, sourced from forests in New Zealand’s central North Island. The harsh winters of the central plateau yield a durable weatherboard timber, with rustic features and defects.

Tundra Cladding is a great alternative to Siberian Larch offering a beautiful rustic appearance; full of character

The rustic timber features and defects Tundra Cladding offers makes it an excellent, natural choice. A fine sawn
face allows a depth of grain, and optimal coating performance.

Karagahake
House

Te Puna
School

Highfield
Ridge

Get a quote

Discuss your project with our sales team

Glenalmond Timber Logo House

What is Abodo Tundra?

Abodo Tundra Cladding is produced from New Zealand plantation Douglas Fir heartwood, sourced from forests in New Zealand’s central North Island. The harsh winters of the central plateau yield a durable weatherboard timber, with rustic features and defects.

Tundra Cladding is a great alternative to Siberian Larch offering a beautiful rustic appearance; full of character

The rustic timber features and defects Tundra Cladding offers makes it an excellent, natural choice. A fine sawn
face allows a depth of grain, and optimal coating performance.

Karagahake
House

Te Puna
School

Highfield
Ridge

Features & Benefits

Natural
Timber

Natural Durability; 25 years or more anticipated service life when maintained

Full Chain
of Custody

Abodo Tundra is offered as a fully sustainable alternative to Siberian Larch

Natural
Durability

Naturally durable, and contains no wood preservatives. Just as nature intended.

Custom
Profiles

Secret fix profiles available. Open jointed recommended

Preservative
Free

Free from chemical preservatives and solvents

Moderately
Knotty

Scattered knots throughout creates a beautiful rustic appearance

Coatings

Tundra must have at least one coat of stain applied all sides including back face, and two coats to the front face and edges with Protector Water Borne or other approved proprietary wood stain.

Scarf
Joint

Standard lengths might mean joining boards is the only otion to reduce waste. Click the button above to watch a video on how to cut a scarf joint by Abodo

Important
Information

Abodo Tundra cladding should be sanded, bandsawn or otherwise textured prior to applying a transparent or semi-transparent coating. All Abodo Tundra cladding should be coated with Protector Oil, Osmo UV or other approved coating. It is not recommended to install external cladding uncoated

Features & Benefits

Natural
Timber

Natural Durability; 25 years or more anticipated service life when maintained

Full Chain
of Custody

Abodo Tundra is offered as a fully sustainable alternative to Siberian Larch

Natural
Durability

Naturally durable, and contains no wood preservatives. Just as nature intended.

Custom
Profiles

Secret fix profiles available. Open jointed recommended

Preservative
Free

Free from chemical preservatives and solvents

Moderately
Knotty

Scattered knots throughout creates a beautiful rustic appearance

Coatings

Tundra must have at least one coat of stain applied all sides including back face, and two coats to the front face and edges with Protector Water Borne or other approved proprietary wood stain.

Scarf
Joint

Standard lengths might mean joining boards is the only otion to reduce waste. Click the button above to watch a video on how to cut a scarf joint by Abodo

Important
Information

Abodo Tundra cladding should be sanded, bandsawn or otherwise textured prior to applying a transparent or semi-transparent coating. All Abodo Tundra cladding should be coated with Protector Oil, Osmo UV or other approved coating. It is not recommended to install external cladding uncoated

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How to order

Need help on how to order cladding?

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Surface Finishes

Abodo Tundra is available in different surface finishes such as Planed (smooth), fine sawn/band sawn, Riven Effect and a selection of our unique textures – Wire Brush, Riven Effect + Wire Brush, Weatherbeaten and Antiqua**

Planed
Finish

Fine Sawn
Finish

**FS is Vulcan Flat Sawn and VG is Vulcan Vertical Grain. Pictures of the different textures in Abodo Tundra will be updated as soon as possible, the pictures below are textures in Abodo Vulcan. Please note we can still send out samples

Riven Effect
Texture
FS**

Wire Brush
Texture
FS**

Weatherbeaten
Texture
VG**

Antiqua
Texture
FS**

Surface Finishes

Abodo Tundra is available in different surface finishes such as Planed (smooth), fine sawn/band sawn, Riven Effect and a selection of our unique textures – Wire Brush, Riven Effect + Wire Brush, Weatherbeaten and Antiqua**

Planed
Finish

Fine Sawn
Finish

**FS is Vulcan Flat Sawn and VG is Vulcan Vertical Grain. Pictures of the different textures in Abodo Tundra will be updated as soon as possible, the pictures below are textures in Abodo Vulcan. Please note we can still send out samples

Riven Effect
Texture
FS**

Wire Brush
Texture
FS**

Weatherbeaten
Texture
VG**

Antiqua
Texture
FS**

Available Profiles

Abodo Tundra is available in profiles from secret fix to open jointed rainscreen and square edge (commonly used for board on board style). Other than profiles offered below we can also machine bespoke profiles if you have a drawing /sketch handy; note this will be dependant on quantity

WB10 20×145

Secret Fix

WB12 20×138

Secret Fix

Rainscreen

Open Jointed

Available Profiles

Abodo Tundra is available in profiles from secret fix to open jointed rainscreen and square edge (commonly used for board on board style). Other than profiles offered below we can also machine bespoke profiles if you have a drawing /sketch handy; note this will be dependant on quantity

Sweets & Desserts

WB10 20×145

Secret Fix

Sweets & Desserts

WB12 20×138

Secret Fix

Sweets & Desserts

Rainscreen

Open Jointed

Coating Options

All timber will naturally weather to a silver/grey after consistent exposure to the suns UV rays. Don’t like the weathered look? we can offer a range of factory applied coatings from different brands (Remmers, Teknos, OMSO to name a few) or supply enough Litres of your chosen coating to apply on-site. Love the weather look and want don’t want the wait? Sioo:X wood protection can be factory applied to accelerate the weathering process but also offering a uniform finish (not patchy)

Factory
Coatings

Sioo:X Wood
Protection

OSMO
UV Oil

Coating Options

All timber will naturally weather to a silver/grey after consistent exposure to the suns UV rays. Don’t like the weathered look? we can offer a range of factory applied coatings from different brands (Remmers, Teknos, OMSO to name a few) or supply enough Litres of your chosen coating to apply on-site. Love the weather look and want don’t want the wait? Sioo:X wood protection can be factory applied to accelerate the weathering process but also offering a uniform finish (not patchy)

Factory
Coatings

Sioo:X Wood
Protection

OSMO
UV Oil

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Lightfooted house

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Project

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Project

Alpine Cube

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Project

Lightfooted house

Read some FAQ’s

Economic, attractive and very durable. Superb environmental credentials and insulation properties. Available in a wide variety of densities, colours, strengths & sizes. Wood is a waste efficient and sustainable building material. To name but a few reasons

Yes, all timber will weather after long periods of exposure to the suns UV Rays. Some species of timber will weather quicker than others. We can offer a range of protective coatings wich which will give the most protection against the sun. Ask us for more information and costs

Normally the lead times if you aren’t receiving factory coated cladding is around 10-14 days from payment confirmation. If your cladding is being sent to have treatment factory applied via an external coater this could take longer (such as Sioo:x which has to be applied by a specialist)

The 2 popular profiles we are constantly machining are the WB12 (vertically fitted) and WB10 (both vertical and horizontally fitted) because they offer a secret fixing. The WB12 can also be machined with a centre and offset groove which gives a mixed width illusion

Of course, we think its the best way to make sure you pick the perfect product for your project by seeing the species and profiles up close. See our contact page for our address

Normally a proforma invoice is sent out with instructions on how to pay. More information can be obtained my phoning our accounts department on 01738 587988.

We are the main distributors for Rothoblaas and can provide you with high tech stainless steel cladding screws and hidden fasteners for rainscreen details. Ask us about Rothoblaas brochures. Some can be viewed on our online shop page

Yes, we can match any profile based on a drawing and customise any of the profiles on our website. Depending on quantity required

All delivery charges are based on order value and delivery destination. We deliver nationwide.

If this is the case, please contact our dispatch office on 01738 587988 who will be able to arrange alternative transportation

Read some FAQ’s

Economic, attractive and very durable. Superb environmental credentials and insulation properties. Available in a wide variety of densities, colours, strengths & sizes. Wood is a waste efficient and sustainable building material. To name but a few reasons

Yes, all timber will weather after long periods of exposure to the suns UV Rays. Some species of timber will weather quicker than others. We can offer a range of protective coatings wich which will give the most protection against the sun. Ask us for more information and costs

Normally the lead times if you aren’t receiving factory coated cladding is around 10-14 days from payment confirmation. If your cladding is being sent to have treatment factory applied via an external coater this could take longer (such as Sioo:x which has to be applied by a specialist)

The 2 popular profiles we are constantly machining are the WB12 (vertically fitted) and WB10 (both vertical and horizontally fitted) because they offer a secret fixing. The WB12 can also be machined with a centre and offset groove which gives a mixed width illusion

Of course, we think its the best way to make sure you pick the perfect product for your project by seeing the species and profiles up close. See our contact page for our address

Normally a proforma invoice is sent out with instructions on how to pay. More information can be obtained my phoning our accounts department on 01738 587988.

We are the main distributors for Rothoblaas and can provide you with high tech stainless steel cladding screws and hidden fasteners for rainscreen details. Ask us about Rothoblaas brochures. Some can be viewed on our online shop page

Yes, we can match any profile based on a drawing and customise any of the profiles on our website. Depending on quantity required

All delivery charges are based on order value and delivery destination. We deliver nationwide.

If this is the case, please contact our dispatch office on 01738 587988 who will be able to arrange alternative transportation

Testimonials

We are delighted with how the cladding turned out and would not hesitate in recommending yourselves and Abodo to others.

Thank you – The help you gave us was truly amazing – you said yes to what seemed an impossible request in a heartbeat and what a difference it made – The house looked beautiful and we’re all so proud of what everyone achieved – the family were utterly overwhelmed by the sheer force of goodwill that everyone showed them

Gordon Whistance, In House Designer | BBC DIY SOS
It was an easy choice to move to using Glenalmond Timber’s floor joist system. It gives an improved specification for many aspects of the build, including acoustics, ease of installation, lack of bounce in the floor as well of course as cost effectiveness. A great all-round product, it’s a lot more than just a joist and the level of service from Fraser has been a joy. Whenever you deal with people such as that, the business process becomes a pleasure
Steven Streets, Technical Manager | Muir Group
The larch cladding we got from you is outstanding. We absolutely love the smooth riven effect. Thanks again for supplying the cladding
Adam Turner, Happy Customer
Thanks for the impromptu tour on Friday. I was very impressed with your set-up there, great to see yours and Martin’s enthusiasm for the business and getting quality products out into the market so we can build with quality materials
Angus MacDonald, Morgan Sindall
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for my order. We received it this morning and I am very impressed with the quality of the cladding and also how well it was all packaged. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who may be looking for cladding in the future.
Steve Holyland, Happy Customer
Fraser we are really happy with the finish and look. Actually the Abodo cladding is main thing people remark and compliment about the house, we’ve certainly been spreading the word about you guys and the Abodo cladding.
Westley Dowdles, Happy Customer

Testimonials

We are delighted with how the cladding turned out and would not hesitate in recommending yourselves and Abodo to others.

Thank you – The help you gave us was truly amazing – you said yes to what seemed an impossible request in a heartbeat and what a difference it made – The house looked beautiful and we’re all so proud of what everyone achieved – the family were utterly overwhelmed by the sheer force of goodwill that everyone showed them

Gordon Whistance, In House Designer | BBC DIY SOS
It was an easy choice to move to using Glenalmond Timber’s floor joist system. It gives an improved specification for many aspects of the build, including acoustics, ease of installation, lack of bounce in the floor as well of course as cost effectiveness. A great all-round product, it’s a lot more than just a joist and the level of service from Fraser has been a joy. Whenever you deal with people such as that, the business process becomes a pleasure
Steven Streets, Technical Manager | Muir Group
The larch cladding we got from you is outstanding. We absolutely love the smooth riven effect. Thanks again for supplying the cladding
Adam Turner, Happy Customer
Thanks for the impromptu tour on Friday. I was very impressed with your set-up there, great to see yours and Martin’s enthusiasm for the business and getting quality products out into the market so we can build with quality materials
Angus MacDonald, Morgan Sindall
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for my order. We received it this morning and I am very impressed with the quality of the cladding and also how well it was all packaged. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who may be looking for cladding in the future.
Steve Holyland, Happy Customer
Fraser we are really happy with the finish and look. Actually the Abodo cladding is main thing people remark and compliment about the house, we’ve certainly been spreading the word about you guys and the Abodo cladding.
Westley Dowdles, Happy Customer
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