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Outstanding performance

Why choose Accoya?

Accoya wood brings together the elegance and prestige of conventional wood with the longevity and structural stability of man-made materials, whilst at the same time being more environmentally friendly than both. 

Accoya wood has been developed over the course of more than a decade and combines some well-known wood treatment processes, like acetylation, with other cutting edge technologies to create a high performance wood which is perfect for use in all kinds of settings, even the most challenging. In fact, Accoya wood is so versatile that it can used in all manner of environments. The possibilities really are only limited by the imagination!

One of the things I am most keen on accentuating here at The Handmade Door Company is the environmentally friendly aspect of Accoya wood. So apart from being non-toxic, which stops harmful poisons being released into the environment, it is also 100% recyclable and a perfect combustible fuel for the production of bio-energy.

Accoya is produced only from fast growing and abundant sources of wood, like Radiata pine. Therefore use of Accoya wood also helps to spur the trade in environmentally friendly wood, protecting the rapidly dwindling rainforests of the world and reducing the demand for illegal logging, which causes so much devastation to world ecology.

Key features

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Dimensionally stable

  • Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more
  • Doors and windows open effortlessly year round
  • Reduced maintenance costs

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Outstanding durability

  • 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

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Ideal for coating

  • Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer
  • Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required

Learn more about Accoya wood

A new world of sustainable and low maintenance products is available using Accoya wood.

The result: a durable, dimensionally stable, reliable and beautiful solid wood with the performance characteristics of the most durable tropical hardwoods, but offering industry-leading environmental credentials.

Beautiful & realiable

Features & benefits

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Contact friendly

  • Ideal for all door applications in extreme temperatures
  • Low thermal gain
  • Splinters much less than other wood species

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Naturaly insulating

  • Offers improved insulation in comparison with commonly used hardwood and softwood species
  • Ideal for applications where energy conservation is important

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Excellent machinability

  • Easy to machine and process
  • No special tools are required

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Insect barrier

  • Indigestible to a wide range of insects, including termites
  • Greatly reduced vulnerability

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Consistant quality throughout

  • Consistent, measurable modification quality from surface to core
  • No need to apply chemical preservatives when cut or planed

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Naturally beautiful wood

  • Process does not compromise the wood’s natural beauty

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From sustainable sources

  • From FSC® and other regionally certified woods
  • Naturally renewable

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Retained strength & hardness

  • The process does not compromise the wood’s strength
  • Hardness is increased
  • High strength to weight ratio makes it suitable for challenging applications

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Non-toxic & recyclable

  • Protects the environment from the harmful effects of common treatments
  • May be safely reused, recycled and incinerated

Frequently Asked Accoya Questions

Accoya wood doors can be expected to last at least twice as long as engineered softwood before replacement.

Accoya wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and in freshwater – and has been proven to withstand even the toughest and most challenging of environments. Even after a prolonged period of immersion, Accoya wood doors operate smoothly, without jamming.

The outstanding green credentials of Accoya, have been officially recognised by Europe’s Nordic nations with the award of the Svanen Ecolabel. The label, renowned for its rigor and transparency is the internationally recognised ecolabel for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland and was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It was developed to help consumers and companies select products that are guaranteed to have met stringent environmental standards.

Contact us by using any of the enquiry forms on this website and I’ll only be too happy to provide you with a free quotation.

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