Accoya wood is an acetylated wood that serves a high performance purpose and is a more environment friendly choice. It originates through Radiata Pine, harvested and then undergoes an acetylation process that is non-toxic to the environment and helps modify the wood to its core. The additional benefits of Accoya wood are that it is more beautiful durable, and dimensionally stable. Its quality and beautify makes it better than any other hardwood. Accoya Wood is ideal for demanding uses such as in doors, windows because these applications require wood that has a high tolerant but is also available throughout the year. Moreover, Accoya wood does not twist, warp, split or bow- hence making it ideal for decking. It’s also ideal for use in siding and cladding due to its high performance, sustainability, and its natural beauty. We at Bespoke Front Door manufacture our period front doors using Accoya Wood.
The following are 5 reasons why we use Accoya Wood what make our front door better to others:
Accoya is often used in internal and external applications that also allow for dampness. Since water can drastically increase the deterioration and hence corrode several kinds of metals, Accoya must be used with high quality brass fixings or stainless steel that can stop corrosion and maximize durability. Therefore, make sure you are carefully selecting the kind of fixing you will be using with the Accoya material.
The exceptional light weight qualities of Accoya wood make it extremely conductive to usage in structural properties as well as for external applications like doors and windows. The average weight of Accoya is 512kg/m3.
This is the property of Accoya that makes it much superior to all other tropical hardwood options. This is In part due to the acetylation process at it eradicates the wood’s property of absorbing water, hence making it much more durable. It also helps turn the wood into indigestive and more stable. The good thing about acetylation is that is uses no toxic or harmful chemicals and hence is friendly to the environment. The acetylation process involves the usage of diluted vinegar or acetic acid which is used to alter the timber.
Accoya Wood is made through the usage of Radiata Pine – which is a plantation often grown in New Zealand. Radiata Pine grows quickly and also grows throughout the year – hence making it readily available at all times and also much more accessible. New timber is always ready and at hand, s opposed to many other hardwoods that have long periods of not being available. We at Bespoke Front Door only supply certified timber that is harvested legally.
Beauty and Environment-Friendliness
Accoya Wood has a natural beauty that has made it an ideal choice for siding, Victorian front doors and windows. Moreover, it is preventing the overusage of the precious hardwood resources in the world and is guaranteed to last for more than 50 years. It also does not require any process involving carbon emissions and hence is not harmful to the environment.