One type of wood becoming more and more popular in households is Accoya wood. One of the best known qualities of this product is that it is a modified wood. It is made with soft and hard wood processes that allow the wood to be genetically modified and treated.
It is a long lasting and sustainable wood product. Accoya can be used for a number of building projects and Accoya Windows are becoming increasingly common. You can use it in the home, and in a variety of other settings. It is less likely to shrink or warp than many other woods and provides a strong barrier against mould – which can be a problem on older sash windows in damp rooms, such as the bathroom.
Accoya is what is known as acetylated wood. This is simply the process of chemically treating wood and changing its cellular composition making it able to withstand temperature change and resist bacteria. Since this wood is extremely durable, it suits traditional windows such as traditional sash and Casement windows as well as being perfect for Doors of all kinds.
The top benefits around the durability of the wood are:
- Long lasting timber for construction and renovation jobs, with much less susceptibility to warping.
- The wood lasts for at least 50 years above the ground and 25 years underground or in freshwater.
- Unlike standard untreated wood, Accoya wood does not suffer from rot. This includes brown rot, white rot and soft rot issues.
Accoya does not have any clear disadvantages. The initial costs are slightly higher than more common wood products, but with a much longer lifespan it provides very good value for money in comparison. It is a state of the art “green” product that will reduce your carbon footprint. It is easy to use in construction, and is stable and non toxic. It can also be burnt like other wood, and is usually plantation grown pinewood.
Homeowners living out in the countryside may love to know that Accoya wood is a robust barrier against insect damage as insects cannot compromise the Accoya wood frames in any way.
Accoya wood as discussed above can be used for any number of products, such as Accoya Doors. Accoya Sash Windows are popular with homeowners due to their environmentally friendly design, and the fact that they can be purchased in so many styles. You can count on these windows to be warp less over time and have a guarantee that will last at least 50 years.
To find out more about Accoya sash or casement windows or Accoya doors, call the team at The specialist in Traditional Sash Windows on 0800 389 7384, or contact us.