This family home is located in Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand. The style is traditional of the Central Otago region using wood throughout the property. All joinery was manufactured and installed by local company, Lunds Joinery Timaru (LJT). LJT produced all the timber windows, as well as the internal joinery for the wardrobes, bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen. The frames for the windows are made with Accoya and a total of 6.5m3 of Accoya was used in this project.
Accoya was the ideal material for the window frames due to the close proximity to Wanaka lake and the alpine environment this creates. Wanaka lake is the fourth-largest lake in New Zealand and 278 meters above sea level. This causes damp air which is often a problem for joinery, but not for Accoya as it is highly stable. The shrink and swell is minimal, meaning the windows of this property can open and close into the frames effortlessly, all year round. Accoya also has a high level of thermal performance, helping to keep this family home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Accoya was supplied by approved distributor, ITI Timspec and finished using a Tanon blocking primer and a Resene paint system.