Accoya® wood project wins at prestigious Belgian awards
A residential home in Deinze, Belgium which used 23m³ of Accoya® wood for the windows, outside joinery and doors, won the Carpentry and Joinery category at the prestigious Schrijnwerk Awards. Since 2005, the awards have put the spotlight on craftsmanship and innovation within the Belgian joinery and interior design sector.
The house was designed by the architectural company Perneel-Osten and completed by joinery company Bourdeaud’hui. The architectural firm specified Accoya® wood for the windows, outside joinery and doors. Along with Accoya®’s sustainability credentials, its outstanding dimensional stability was a key factor in its selection because it offers minimal swell and shrinkage and can be confidently used in applications where it will encounter varying moisture conditions. Its exceptional dimensional stability also allows coatings to adhere better, resulting in decreased maintenance frequency.
The Accoya® was finished with a Rubio Monocoat oil, in a colour which was specifically mixed for this project. The naturally beautiful light colour of the wood was retained, contributing to the beautiful appearance of the house.
Pieter van der Linden, Project Leader of Bourdeaud’hui commented: “In addition to the environmental credentials of Accoya®, it was a great advantage that the wood is easy to work with and has a long service life.”
Photo’s courtesy of Arnout-Fonck