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Accoya® Awarded Best Cladding at Prestigious 2017 Build It Awards

29 Sep 17

Accoya, the world-­leading, high performance sustainable wood product, has been awarded Best Cladding Product at the 2017 Build It Awards. Recognised for its exceptional benefits as an exterior cladding product, Accoya was awarded for its advanced levels of durability and stability in comparison to other timber products.

Due to its hardwearing and versatile properties, Accoya is ideal for demanding external applications such as cladding. With over 90 years of research and development, Accoya requires little maintenance whilst also boasting a rot resistance of class 1, the highest level. Derived from fast-­growing, FSC® certified sources, Accoya is fully sustainable and has just retained the Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for the seventh year running. A perfect fit for the circular economy, Accoya is 100% recyclable and non toxic across it’s lifespan.

Additionally, Gowercroft Joinery, a leading manufacturer of high quality timber doors and windows, received the Best Windows award for their Richmond & Winston Heritage Windows. Designed specifically for listed and historical buildings, Winston heritage sliding sash and Richmond Heritage flush casement windows successfully replicate the appearance of the traditional single-­glazed windows of the past while delivering excellent energy efficiency through the revolutionary new Pilkington Spacia™ vacuum glazing. Accoya was selected to create innovative, high performance windows with low maintenance and life-­cycle costs.

Laura Keily, Head of Marketing for Accsys Group commented: “We are delighted to have collected the Best Cladding award at the renowned Build It awards. It is an honour to have been recognised amongst fellow industry peers for Accoya’s innovation and superiority within cladding projects. To have been acknowledged and identified for excellence within cladding highlights the importance of quality and sustainability which homeowners, architects and people within the industry desire.”

Announced at the Hilton Bankside on 22nd September and hosted by comedian, Marcus Brigstocke, the awards highlight the very best in architecture, design and material performance within the industry. Conducted in association with BuildStore, the awards recognise excellence and knowledge amongst architects, designers and joiner to help and inspire future projects.

Accoya wood is available to buy throughout the UK and Ireland. For further information and to speak to a distributor please visit: https://www.accoya.com/where-­to-­buy/.