The Sash Window Workshop uses high quality Accoya for our new timber windows and doors as standard.
Accoya is the world leading timber solution to tropical hardwood. However, unlike Accoya, tropical hardwood is not environmentally friendly or sustainable but it was used for centuries because of its impressive durability.
By using Accoya for our windows and doors we are not only using very durable material, reasonably forgiving of any subsequent lack of maintenance, but we are also making the best economical choice for you. What makes the timber even more special is that our windows and doors are made in our workshop in Bracknell, Berkshire by our highly skilled workers so it emulates home grown goodness.
The Sash Window Workshop has been manufacturing timber sash windows, casement windows and external doors since 1994, using various different timber species over that time. This has given us huge experience and we have dealt with just about every problem associated with timber, replacing rotten parts, replacing bowed or twisted doors, freeing windows and doors that have stuck shut. Since using Accoya, we rarely get these problems anymore and therefore both ourselves and our clients can have real confidence in our products for the long term.
Accoya windows and doors: built to last
One unwavering quality of Accoya windows and doors is that it is also dimensionally stable, so there is no danger of the once gloriously furnished exterior of your house changing into a lopsided, modern art wannabe. Accoya wood is tried and tested to ensure the shrinking and swelling is reduced by 75%.
Furthermore, Accoya is environmentally friendly. The fast growing timber from sustainable sources is modified using a non-toxic treatment to make Accoya. The timber also comes with a 50 year anti-rot guarantee, allowing you to feel confident that the product will last.
The wood is protected by a rot and insect barrier and is indigestible to insects and microorganisms. And if that is not enough qualities to get you excited about our Accoya wood windows and doors, there is more! Accoya possesses fantastic thermal insulation qualities. The windows and doors from The Sash Window Workshop are beautiful to open in the summer and ideal to keep you warm and toasty in the winter months.
However, our personal favourite at The Sash Window Workshop is that the appearance of the windows and doors lasts longer than other types of wood. Accoya has a superior resistance to UV to avoid faded and aged appearances and it is coated in translucent substance for extra protection.
It’s about as low maintenance and trouble free as you can get with timber. Although Accoya may be the more expensive option, the benefits are overwhelming and well worth the extra money.