Victorian warehouse transformed using Accoya® wood

31st March

The windows and doors of an historic London property have been renovated using Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood.

For the transformation of a late Victorian warehouse into a functioning family home, The Sash Window Workshop, who specialise in the manufacture and installation of timber windows and doors for period homes, replaced the aged and rotten joinery with bespoke, wooden Accoya windows and doors. Key considerations for the homeowner were double glazing, compliance with conservation area standards and low maintenance.

Chosen for its unrivalled stability, high quality aesthetics and unique 50-year guarantee, Accoya was specified as it is made to last and is one of the most durable and stable wood products on the market today.

A total of 10 new Accoya sash and casement windows and five new Accoya doors were installed in the property.

Richard Dollar from The Sash Window Workshop said: “Our customer was keen to ensure that we recommended a wood product for their new home which was of exceptional quality and delivered value for money.”

“Accoya was perfect for this. It is made to last, looks stunning, doesn’t warp or deteriorate in the same way as other timber products and comes with a 50 year guarantee. There’s no alternative of the same standard and it means that customers will have windows and doors that open smoothly at any time of the year.”

“Since installation, neighbours have knocked on the owner’s door to compliment them on the impact the new windows have made on the rest of the street. The home owner is delighted with the result.”

In addition to Accoya’s advanced performance, the wood is one of the most environmentally friendly around. Made using abundantly available, fast growing softwoods, Accoya has been awarded several awards for its environmental credentials and is CO2 negative over its lifecycle.

Laura Keily, head of marketing for Accoya, commented: “Accoya is made to last and offers consistent quality for restoration and redevelopment projects like this stunning warehouse conversion in London.”

“With Britain’s changeable weather often making wooden doors and windows warp and shrink, those planning a renovation can be confident that specifying Accoya guarantees a durable, stable and high performance wood which will last for years without the need for maintenance.”

The Sash Window Workshop manufactures its products in Bracknell and can supply throughout the UK.  Other bespoke Accoya windows and doors are also available across the UK and Ireland.

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