Accoya timber windows and doors
Extensive laboratory and field testing by leading institutes around the world (including in New Zealand, USA, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Japan) has shown the performance of acetylated wood to be extremely reliable.
Accoya® treated wood has been thoroughly tested for dimensional stability, durability, paint retention and in-ground conditions to ensure optimal performance. Indeed, it is so reliable that for many years it has been – and continues to be – used by scientists as the benchmark against which other treatments and modified timbers are measured.
- Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
- Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak
- Virtually rot proof
- 70 year minimum service life stated by TRADA
- Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer
- Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required
There are many decisions that need to be made when it comes to developing residential or commercial property. From structural and architectural considerations to specifying materials for windows and doors, should you choose wood for your windows and doors? If so, which type, do you need to use hardwood for external doors and windows?
Homeowners who are considering buying timber windows and doors may falsely assume that there is always a high level of maintenance and upkeep required to ensure they maintain their condition and do not rot. Most homeowners don’t realise they have the option to choose wooden windows or solid wood doors which do not need lots of maintenance.
Accoya® wood is the perfect material for wooden window frames and external wooden doors and wooden window shutters as it offers improved thermal insulation properties in comparison with commonly used hardwood and softwood wood species and it is more durable and dimensionally stable than the best tropical hardwoods. Accoya® wood has an enhanced coatings performance and can last twice as long, saving time, money and hassle. It also has a 50 year above ground guarantee, giving complete confidence that Accoya® windows and doors will stand the test of time. An Accoya® wooden window or door is developed to excel in external applications, even in challenging conditions.