Why opt for Accoya wood for your outdoor joinery projects

First off, let me explain a little bit about what Accoya wood is.  I didn’t know much about it until recently stumbling across it in an article.  Accsys Technology Plc is the company behind the development of this material which combines chemistry and natural wood to provide a highly durable natural looking construction material.  Their mission was to create a long life sustainable material that could compete with non-sustainable materials like tropical hardwoods, metal, plastic and concrete.

Whether you’re looking for a material to make windows, doors, timber cladding, decking or constructional timber then Accoya might be the ideal solution for your needs.  As the world’s leading long life sustainable wood it offers a wide range of benefits, from the stunning appearance to exceptional performance. 


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In this blog post, I’m going to take a look at the many benefits of Accoya products in further detail.  This includes everything from the outstanding durability and natural insulation to being perfect for coating, as well as being non-toxic and recyclable.  Read on to discover everything you need to know.

What are the benefits of Accoya wood for external application?

There are so many reasons why Accoya wood products excel.  Their outstanding level of durability is one of the main factors.  Accoya timber is designed to last for at least 50 years.  They are also pretty much rot proof which is quite a statement when using a fast growing wood such as pine.  They provide exceptional dimensional stability, with shrinkage and swelling reduced by 75 per cent or more.  So when used on windows and doors the need for maintenance is no longer required and you can be sure that they will open a close seamlessly all year round. 

You can also have them painted in any colour that suits your taste and your home.  This is because Accoya is perfect for coating, with coatings lasting two times as much due to the stability of this type of wood.  If like me you prefer the natural look of wood then you can leave them just as they are and admire the natural beauty of the curvy gains.  You can also consider gates and fences, companies like eComposite Products enable you to complete the look around the rest of your property, both inside and outdoors.  This classic look is something that is never going to fail, so you won’t ever fall out of love with your home design.

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More reasons to consider Accoya timber

There are plenty of other reasons why you should consider Accoya timber window frames.  This includes the fact that the material is recyclable and non-toxic, which means you will be doing your bit for the environment.  The wood also acts as a great insect barrier; it greatly reduces vulnerability by being indigestible to a number of different types of insects, including termites. 

The process used to create the wood also means that the strength and hardness of the wood are not compromised.  In fact, the latter is increased.  This means that because of the high strength-to-weight ratio, Accoya can withstand harsh conditions, which is very important when you consider the weather in the UK.  But that’s not all!  Accoya woods are also created from sustainable sources and the quality is consistent throughout, which means chemical preservatives do not need to be applied when the wood is being cut.

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Accoya on furniture

Whilst Accoya is best used on external projects there’s no reason why it can’t be used for internal joinery projects.  I’m considering sampling some of this wood for one of my dining table designs.  If it’s as good as they say it is then I’ll be able to make furniture that will last for years in any environment.  And best of all it’s all from sustainably sourced materials.  This materials is opening up a whole new market for me.

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