Accoya® wood, available from Arnold Laver.
Accoya is a ‘new wood species’ whose performance credentials have been extensively researched and repeatedly demonstrated. It is a product that has properties, which match those of the best tropical hardwoods, yet, it is manufactured using a non-toxic acetylisation treatment and wood from sustainable sources.
With Class 1 durability, dimensional stability, resistance to mould and insects and ease in machining, the treatment provides a life expectancy externally of 50 to 60 years unprotected with surface coatings. Accoya represents a significant step forward in wood technology. This is the ideal material for exterior cladding, providing improved life expectancy of surface coatings for up to 10 years.
Accoya is the ideal substrate for a range of stains, lacquers and paints due to the consistent finish achieved through the manufacturing process.
Features and Benefits
The World’s leading technology wood, Accoya is dimensionally stable meaning that any coating applied stays in-tact for longer. Low maintenance and resistant to fungal attack, Accoya wood delivers an extended service life.
Accoya has a 50 year service life above ground, with an equally impressive life expectancy of 25 years below ground, or in fresh water. It is virtually ‘rot-proof’ and is endorsed by TRADA for a minimum service life of 70 years.
Why use Accoya?
Accoya® wood is sourced from sustainable sources, including FSC, and has class-leading environmental credentials such as Cradle to Cradle™ Gold certification by the highly prestigious McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) organization.
Accoya® wood is perfect for demanding applications such as windows and doors where it is important that tolerances are tight yet, regardless of the conditions, they open year round.
Accoya® is perfect for cladding and siding where wood’s natural beauty is desired, but sustainability and high performance are of the utmost importance.
In decking, where it is important that boards do not warp, twist, bow or split, Accoya® is up to the challenge.
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Benefits of using Accoya