Until now, using wood in damp external conditions for structural applications has been a real challenge, chiefly because of the risk of fungal attack. The most effective preservatives are by definition toxic and so have environmental issues both in use and disposal. While there are a few species of wood with good natural resistance to fungal attack, they are often difficult to glue and only have a comparatively limited life. Additionally, such species are often of tropical origin and sustainably sourced supplies are becoming increasingly limited. As a result, other materials will often be used instead. With Accoya®, all that can now change.
Accoya offers the potential to use wood in completely new structural applications, formerly the preserve of steel and concrete.