Windows of opportunity – we compare Accoya against traditional wood windows
Windows are one of the most important features of a house, adding character to any property. Not only are they functional, but they can also further the cosmetic appeal of any property, modern or period, with almost infinite options of styles, designs and specifications
The sash window originated in the late 17th Century and is still a popular feature in Georgian and Victorian homes across the U.K. Despite the changing fashions of glazing configurations and component sizes, the original designs have pretty much remained unchanged. However, timber windows still have their problems.
Keeping up with the maintenance of a typical wooden sash has always been an unloved chore for the homeowner. Generally, with good all round upkeep, sash windows will certainly last for generations but unfortunately, some homeowners cannot afford the expense or time to maintain and re-coat frequently. Some just don’t want the hassle.
Not maintaining or keeping up with a regular redecoration program when required encourages traditional wood to rot. Furthermore, the shrinking and swelling of regular wood are also factors that reduce the lifespan of windows. Therefore when choosing windows, the choice of material is as important as the style. Typically, oak, idigbo, utile iroko, sapele and pine have been the mainstays of the window industry for century’s but things are changing.
Since the introduction of Accoya wood just over 12 years ago, there has been a huge transition away from tropical wood, not just for ethics but also for its outstanding and unsurpassable performance.
Why Accoya windows?
All Accoya is sourced from managed and replenished forestry winning awards all around the world for its environmental credentials.
Thanks to Accoya’s unparalleled stability, Accoya windows and doors open effortlessly all year round and will continue to do so for decades to come. This lack of movement not only enhances performance but also significantly prolongs the life of coatings, enabling Accoya windows to remain looking pristine for many, many years.
Accoya is a far better natural insulator than any other wood thereby keeping homes cosy and energy costs down. Vastly reduced maintenance costs combined with sustainability makes Accoya windows a solid long-term investment at little cost to the environment.
Where to buy?
Accoya windows and doors are sold through small to medium sized joinery manufacturers around the UK and Ireland. Many hundreds of joinery companies now use Accoya and have been approved by us for their outstanding service and quality.
From any of these approved joinery companies it possible to source numerous window and door applications including bi-fold doors, sliding doors, french doors, sliding sash windows, conservatories, orangeries, casement windows, front doors plus much, much more.
Many of these companies are listed in our Where To Buy section on our website.
Simply type in your location, choose the application and select either national companies or ones local to you.
We hope you enjoy your new Accoya windows!
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You can buy Accoya and Accoya products from our selection of distributors or manufacturers in your region. Use our map search tool to find your nearest Accoya supplier.
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