Why would you choose Accoya timber to manufacture doors and windows?

Accoya is a modified wood that offers several advantages when used to manufacture doors and windows. Here are some of its benefits:

  • Dimensional stability: Accoya wood undergoes a proprietary acetylation process. This modifies the wood at a cellular level. The process significantly reduces the the wood’s ability to absorb and release moisture, resulting in exceptional dimensional stability. Accoya wood experiences minimal swelling, shrinking or warping when exposed to changes in humidity and weather conditions.This stability helps maintain the structural integrity of doors and windows, ensuring they continue to operate smoothly over time.
  • Durability: Accoya wood boasts outstanding durability and has a long service life. Even when exposed to harsh environments. The acetylation process makes the wood resistant to rot, decay and insect damage. It also provides enhanced protection against fungal growth. This makes it ideal for exterior applications like doors and windows that are exposed to the elements.
  • Improved Coating Performance: Accoya wood’s enhanced stability and reduced moisture content contribute to improved coating performance. It holds coating better and requires less frequent maintenance compared to traditional wood. The reduced dimensional changes also minimise the risk of coating cracks and failures. This ensures the doors and windows remain visually appealing and well protected for longer periods.
  • Sustainability: Accoya is an environmentally friendly choice for manufacturing doors and windows. It is sourced from sustainable forests and made from fast-growing softwood species, such as Radiate Pine. The acetylation process itself uses non-toxic materials, resulting in a fully recyclable and biodegradable product.Choosing Accoya promotes responsible forest management and helps reduce environmental impact.
  • Thermal insulation: Accoya wood offers good thermal insulation properties. It has a low thermal conductivity, meaning it is not a good conductor of heat. This property helps reduce heat transfer through doors and windows, improving energy efficiency and contributing to better insulation in buildings.
  • Design Flexibility: Accoya wood can be easily machined and shaped, allowing for various design possibilities. It can be painted, stained, or left in its natural state to showcase its attractive appearance. The wood’s consistent density and stability also make it suitable for precision joinery and the creation of complex window and door designs.

Overall, Accoya wood is an excellent choice for manufacturing doors and windows due to its exceptional dimensional stability, durability, improved coating performance, sustainability, thermal insulation properties and design flexibility.

Medina Joinery use Accoya timber to manufacture their windows and doors.

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Give us a phone 023 9263 7380 or email info@medinajoinery.co.uk