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ACCOYA® CHOSEN AS THE IDEAL WOOD FOR AN ORANGERY IN BIRMINGHAM

Accoya was selected as the ideal wood for the custom fabricated windows and doors of this orangery, designed and crafted by Midland Conservatories.

As a company, Midland Conservatories make a range of high end windows, doors, conservatories & orangeries. Increasingly, Midland Conservatories have found that they have been asked to use Accoya more throughout their projects having seen all the benefits Accoya has to offer.

They now use Accoya as standard for a range of components including all of their opaque door sashes. For this orangery project in Birmingham, Midland Conservatories designed and built the entire project to the customers specification using Accoya.

Accoya was also selected for its environmental credentials and ability to retain paint, resulting in lower maintenance. Plus, thanks to Accoya’s improved stability coatings last at least twice as long compared to other traditional hardwoods.

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ACCOYA® WINDOWS TAKE IN FIRST-CLASS VIEWS AT SPLIT LEVEL HASTINGS HOME

Designed by London-based architecture firm Alma-nac, the property, which is called the Split House, replaces a 1950’s bungalow and run-down barn in the village of Fairlight, on the southern coast of England. The owners wanted to create a highly sustainable home which took advantage of its hilltop location. As a result, architect firm Alma-nac designed the property to extend out in three different directions, providing stunning views of the sea and nearby Dungeness headland.

The architects specified Accoya to construct the external windows, window reveals and doors for the stylish property. 38 Accoya fixed and opening windows were installed, as well as 22 glazed door leafs. The doors and windows will require little maintenance over their lifetime due to the process in which the wood is made. The acetylation process, which is used to toughen the wood, delivers outstanding levels of performance, stability and durability.

Caspar Rodgers from Alma-nac commented: “We chose Accoya because we wanted to build using eco-friendly materials that could withstand the variable weather conditions that are characteristic of England’s southern coast. Accoya is well-respected within the industry as a highly sustainable product that has high levels of durability and stability so we knew it would be the ideal material for the job.”

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BELLWAY HOMES, PURFLEET, UK

Window and door specialist, Dempsey Dyer, turned to Accoya wood in 2008 for the doorsets and window sashes of nineteen townhouses constructed by Bellway Homes in Purfleet, Essex, UK.

One of the key reasons for choosing Accoya was that the wood was to be coated with a challenging black finish (dark coatings readily absorb sunlight) and stability was therefore critical.

The townhouses include five metre high single and double door screens.

We revisited the project in early 2011 and found that the Accoya wood used was still looking superb with excellent colour retention and no signs of rot or decay.

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ACCOYA® CHOSEN FOR A RESTORATION PROJECT IN LONDON

Manufactured by The Sash Window Workshop Accoya was chosen to help transform a late Victorian property based in London. Originally built as a warehouse, the property required major renovation to become a family home.

The building was in such bad condition the windows and doors were rotten and required replacement. Accoya was selected for the windows and doors due to its durability and stability. Plus, the replacement joinery had to comply with the conservation area requirements.

In total 10 new Accoya sash and casements windows and 5 new Accoya doors were installed within the property. Since the installation the overall look of the street has dramatically improved.

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CONSERVATORY, PRESTON, ENGLAND

This distinctive conservatory, located in Preston, north west of England is made of Accoya by premium conservatory manufacturer Glasshouse.

The company has been manufacturing these prestigious products for the past eight years, historically and primarily using `Sapele hardwood` as the main timber species. But continued research and development has led them to use Accoya wood for its durability, sustainability and practicality.

They are also finding that more and more customers are aware of the negative sustainability and green issues associated with the use of tropical hardwoods and are looking for an alternative, such as Accoya wood which offers the perfect solution.

Even the use of engineered hardwood for joinery production, whilst addressing the movement problems associated with timber, does not address green credentials. But, Accoya wood solves both these issues.

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ACCOYA® SELECTED FOR JUERGEN TELLER STUDIO IN LONDON

Designed by 6a architects, Accoya was chosen to feature in the design for a series of three buildings and gardens for photographer Juergen Teller. The new buildings contain offices, an archive, a top lit studio space, a kitchen, a library, and an ensemble of ancillary rooms.

Accoya was selected due to its durability and dimensional stability. Accoya was used for the bespoke windows and large sliding doors throughout the project. External doors were made from Accoya panels, sized to match the horizontal board marks of the in-situ concrete facades.

Juergen Teller has documented the building process in a series of fashion shoots on site. These have most recently been published in Arena Homme.

Credits:
Architects: 6a architects
Landscape design: Dan Pearson Studio
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers
Environmental Engineers: Max Fordham
QS: Gleeds
Main Contractor: Harris Calnan

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ACCOYA® SELECTED FOR ST JOHNS WOOD, LONDON

Supplied and Manufactured by SB Joinery, Accoya was chosen for the windows, doors and French doors for these luxury apartments in St Johns wood.

Coated using Teknos, Accoya was selected for the project due to its durability and stability. Accoya wood windows and doors are guaranteed to last for 50 years.

Accoya was also chosen because it’s the ideal wood for the production of bespoke, classic or cotemporary wooden windows and doors. Thanks to simple ease of use, tailoring the shape and finish of bespoke joinery is efficient and reliable.

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Bathwick Apartment, Bath

Located in the picturesque heart of the historic city of Bath, this modern apartment combines Georgian period charm with contemporary comfort. The location alone is spectacular, as it is positioned on Bathwick Street making it easy to explore all the attractions of the city.

Bath Bespoke specialise in using Accoya wood for all of their painted joinery projects. Accoya was chosen for the Bathwick Apartment as the client requested a robust and beautiful wood. Accoya was also selected thanks to its low maintenance benefits – the form stability and reduced swelling of Accoya windows removes the stress on paint finishes.

 

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Accoya® chosen for bathroom sash windows in stunning Wiltshire home

Designed by Mia Marquez, Accoya was chosen as the ideal material for the bathroom windows on this property in Wiltshire.

Manufactured by Bath Bespoke, Accoya was chosen due to its ability not to shrink and swell like other wooden windows and doors, making it an ideal material for damp environments such as bathrooms.

Bath Bespoke also specified Accoya because it requires very little maintenance. Coatings can last twice as long, resulting in longer lasting beautiful bespoke windows.

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Accoya® selected for a luxurious barn conversion in Northumberland, UK

Manufactured by Richard James Joinery, this once derelict farm building has now been transformed into one of the Tyne Valleys newest wedding venues after undergoing a large scale refurbishment. Accoya was chosen for the windows and doors of all areas of the building.

Accoya was selected as the best timber choice due to the location of the venue being exposed to the elements and also the amount of usage the venue is expected to withstand during its lifetime. Richard James Joinery chose Accoya as it was a fantastic external joinery choice due to its natural resistance to water ingress, resulting in minimal dimensional movement.

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