Accoya, the world-leading high performance sustainable wood was selected by expert bespoke joinery company, Westbury Windows & Joinery for a recent renovation project. Accoya was chosen to create ‘Legacy’ sliding sash windows and an entrance door for a luxury residential home in Essex. The project involved creating an accurate replication of original Georgian designs and features on the façade of a new build property, with historical accuracy being of utmost importance to the home-owners.
Spring-balanced, sliding sash windows were selected for the façade of the five-bed property. These were set behind the render to achieve the recessed 20mm frame margin characterised by traditional weighted sash windows. The homeowner also specified ‘Classique’ glazing within a ‘Legacy’ frame which features a slimmer glass unit within a thinner frame and sash to give the impression of a single glazed period window, whilst offering the benefits of double glazing.
Westbury used Accoya wood as the core material within project. With a 50-year guarantee above ground, Accoya gives home-owners peace of mind that they have a superior, high performance wood that will be long lasting and requires minimum maintenance. Rivalling traditional hardwood timbers including oak, Accoya’s outstanding dimensional stability ensures that it will experience minimal swelling and shrinkage allowing the windows to open effortlessly all year round. What’s more, Accoya window frames are also C02 negative over the full lifecycle of the product, offering an ideal solution for homeowners looking for a sustainable solution.
In addition to the windows, Accoya wood was used for the six-panel entrance door, and also featured in the traditional ‘open-out’ style garage doors which were part glazed, part panelled. Due to its superior dimensional stability, coatings such as the Moss Grey finish applied to the Accoya panels on the garage doors, last twice as long, again offering home-owners a long-term, low maintenance solution without compromising quality.