When it comes to selecting the kind of wood for your front door, you need to get the best material. If you’re looking for something high-performance that also proves to be an environment friendly choice, then Accoya wood is what you need.
Accoya wood is acetylated and originates from Radiata Pine. The Radiata is harvested and undergoes an acetylation process which modifies the pine to its very core. Moreover, it’s an environment friendly process.
Moreover, Accoya is an incredibly diverse and beautiful piece of wood. Its quality surpasses any hardwood, while its beauty is sure to turn heads towards your front door. Furthermore, Accoya wood’s durability makes it a highly in-demand material for doors, windows, and objects that have to stick around for long. It does not split, warp, twist, or bow – making it a good material for decking. Furthermore, it is also ideal for use in cladding and siding due to its performance and sustainability, along with its natural beauty.
We at Bespoke Front Doors use Accoya Wood as our choice material for making front doors. Here’s why:
Accoya is used both internally and externally in cases that have to deal with dampness. Since water corrodes various metals and causes material deterioration, Accoya wood has to be used along with high-quality brass fixings or stainless steel to limit corrosion and maximize durability. Hence, you need to make sure that you are selecting the right material to be used with Accoya wood.
Accoya is an exceptionally lightweight material. This particular feature makes it ideal for usage in structures along with external applications such as windows and doors. The average weight of Accoya wood stands at 512kg/m3.
This particular property of Accoya wood is what sets it apart from all other tropical hardwood front door options. The acetylation process does have a part to play here as it removes the wood’s ability to absorb water, making it more durable. Moreover, the wood also becomes indigestive and far more stable. The good thing about acetylation is the fact that it utilizes no toxic or harmful chemicals, making it an environment friendly process. The process involves diluted vinegar or acetic acid to alter the timber, both safe to use materials.
Accoya wood is made with Radiata Pine as the raw material. That particular tree usually grows in New Zealand. Radiata Pine grows quite quickly and is evergreen – making it accessible and safe to use all around the year. Hence, fresh timber is always ready at hand. This makes Accoya favourable to most hardwoods which are only available at a certain time of the year. Bespoke Front Doors make sure that all of our Accoya wood comes from legally harvested timber.
Beauty and Environment-Friendliness
Accoya wood possesses a natural beauty that makes it great to use for siding, windows, and, especially, Victorian front doors. Furthermore, Accoya wood is a sustainable option that reduces the usage of hardwood resources while also being more carbon efficient. It’s an environment friendly solution that offers fantastic performance.