The reason why Brinard Joinery offers Accoya windows and doors to our customers is because of their durability plus they look spectacular.
In our latest blog, we are going to share some of the processes Accoya undertake to make their timber the finest on the market.
Tried, Tested and Proven Timber
With over 80 years of research and development in the bank, Accoya has been perfecting the process of acetylation with cutting edge technology.
Acetylation is the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound, which is the substitute of an acetyl group for an active hydrogen atom.
Accoya’s wood performance was proven during two Dutch project tests in the Flevopolder near Almere, which were installed in 1995 and 2000.
The tests included acetylated wood alongside control wood, preservative-treated wood and hardwood species, which was used as canal lining.
These canal bank conditions are extremely punishing, especially around the waterline, with the wood being exposed to a mix of water, microbe-rich soil and air. Both trials revealed hardly any sign of rot, decay or fungal damage to the acetylated wood.
Doing Your Bit for the Environment
Accoya is both non-toxic and 100% recyclable which means it can be safely reused or incinerated while the wood is also sourced sustainability from FSC, PEFC and other regionally certified woods. Fast-growing radiata pine trees are used for Accoya products, meaning there isn’t a threat to old-growth or any other vulnerable forests.
Our Accoya windows and doors can also save you money on energy bills, as it is naturally insulating wood that makes it perfect to reduce heating costs all year round.
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Our high-quality timber products are used all over homes, including for bespoke staircases, conservatories and orangeries.