experience at every step
Decking is never better than when it’s made of real wood. The feel under foot of real wood, or the authentic look achieved with genuine wooden boards. Accoya delivers all this and much more.
For a low maintenance decking that withstands wear and tear in any climate, Accoya is the answer. Resistant against cracks and splinters with superior stability compared to typical decking materials, Accoya combines the charm of real wood with exceptional performance credentials. Ideal for extending your living space to the great outdoors – barefoot and fancy free.
Our warranty of 25 years gives you peace of mind that your Accoya wood decking is guaranteed to last.
Unique Botanic Gardens Project
Accoya antislip outdoor decking selected by the prestigious Cambridge University
Accoya wood was specified for an integral part of the ‘Understanding Plant Diversity’ project in Cambridge University’s Botanic Gardens, one of the largest university-owned botanic gardens in the world. Chadwick Dryer Clarke was appointed as the project lead to create a path structure to inspire and intrigue visitors.
‘The Rising Path’, a galvanised steel structure clad with Accoya wood decking and balustrades, was created to meet the brief.
The 65 metre long dynamic spiral, has a three-metre high elevated viewpoint, and features an interpretation hub designed to inspire visitors to explore the garden’s Systematic Beds, offering new ways to explore the science of plant taxonomy.
The balusters were 38x100mm sections, end sealed with Osmo and grain sealing wax. Over 1,300 linear metres of non-slip Accoya® low maintenance decking supplied by Gripsure was installed in four meter lengths and cut down to 22x142mm sections. It also has two non-slip strips and stair treads with special contract edges, as well as a series of bespoke non-slip resin supergraphics where letters and numbers, each corresponding to a different aspect in the evolution of plants, are routed into the deck, for both aesthetic and educational appeal.
Thermal gain can cause big issues. A thermogram image analysis tested the difference between Accoya, thermally modified outdoor decking and three WPC decking variants.
The results? Accoya is the most barefoot friendly decking material available. Keeping its cool while resisting cupping or splintering.
Like any natural wood species, Accoya wood is susceptible to weathering in outdoor circumstances. All decking materials exposed to exterior conditions are degraded by a series of chemical, biological and physical processes.
The surface of any wood will be blemished by a combination of UV, molds, algae, mildew, yeasts and pollution. Accoya is no exception and the initial light color of uncoated Accoya may cause early molds and blemishes to stand out more than on other wood types, prior to it weathering further to grey.
Photo – Marina in the Netherlands after 1.5 years of weathering.
Venlo City Hall
Inspired by Cradle to Cradle principles
The new city hall in Venlo the Netherlands is a paramount example of applying the Cradle to Cradle design principles on a building scale. This project also boasts the highest possible application level of Cradle to Cradle within the fixed budget.
The most important element the design team had to consider was the use of appropriate materials which have green credentials and can be recycled. This is why Accoya was selected as the ideal decking material, windows and exterior facade as well as the doors and ceilings.
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