Oxford Planters Ltd Celebrates 10 Years of Using Accoya® Wood

30 Aug 17

Leading bespoke joinery company, Oxford Planters Ltd – renowned for manufacturing hand-crafted, high quality planters and outdoor furniture – is celebrating 10 years of utilising Accoya, the world-leading, high performance, sustainable wood.

Founded in 2004, the Oxfordshire based company individually hand-crafts its extensive range of unique outdoor hardwood products in its workshop, with each product specifically made to order. The very first company to use Accoya in the UK, Oxford Planters design and build a plethora of traditional and contemporary commissioned planters, benches, obelisks, tables and windows to suit the specifications of homeowners, garden designers, interior designers and architects.

With its 50 year above ground and 25 year below ground guarantee, Accoya wood has been a natural fit for the brand since its introduction to the commercial UK market 10 years ago. The Accoya process ensures a product with enhanced durability, stability and longevity for consumers to get the very best results from their bespoke Oxford Planter product.

What’s more, Accoya is sourced from FSC® certified fast-growing forests, and has been awarded the Cradle to Cradle Gold certification, making it a sustainable choice. Sarah Pierce, Director of Oxford Planters commented: “Having worked with Accoya for 10 years now, we couldn’t champion the material more. Accoya is exceptionally easy to work with and we have been able to create outstanding pieces of furniture such as Garden Arches, Daybeds, Beehives, Benches, Trellis’, Gates and Planters for high profile clients all over the world.

By working with leading designers and architects, we know that Accoya is a highly demanded material not only for its stability and durability factors but for its limitless design possibilities. Additionally, thanks to its ‘green’ credentials it is also non toxic, allowing their

plants to survive and flourish, unlike when they’re surrounded by treated woods. Having exhibited at RHS Chelsea for 10 years, we always feature Accoya in our displays and it has now formed an integral part of the Oxford Planters family. We even have some Accoya planters that are 10 years old as homage to the 10th anniversary!’

Laura Keily, Head of Marketing for Accsys Group commented: “Having provided such good quality wood to Oxford Planters we are delighted to reach such a milestone. Accoya wood offers superior durability against the elements so it is the perfect choice for the bespoke, high quality exterior products produced by Sarah and her team.”

All Oxford Planter products are made to order and crafted to the highest quality. The company prides itself on working with ‘green’ materials with bespoke sizes and a choice of paint colours available to create original, beautiful outdoor collections. For further information, please visit:

Manufactured using a proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood delivers remarkable levels of stability, sustainability and durability. Exceeding the high quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, Accoya wood withstands the most extreme external environments and is incredibly low maintenance with 90 years of research and development to prove its reliability.

Accoya wood is available to buy throughout the UK and Ireland. For further information and to speak to a distributor please visit


Accoya Bench