Natural timbers are an excellent material for both external and internal furniture, doors, windows and features. The timbers we use are very dimensionally stable and will last a lifetime. Wood is 100% renewable, easily maintained, has an elegant appearance and feel, and is tough enough to endure today’s harsh climate.
Accoya is from a fast growing source, and has been thoroughly tested for dimensional stability, durability, UV resistance, paint retention and in-ground conditions to ensure optimal performance.
We only use Accoya from certified, sustainably managed plantations (FSC, PEFC, EUTR) from around the world. During production in the Netherlands, Accoya undergoes a non-toxic acetylation process that alters the enzymes, creating incredible dimensional stability and up to 70 years of durability*. We typically use this timber for our traditional and cottage doors.
Euro Oak is light tan in colour and has a detailed, silver grey figure on quarter sawn. It can vary from ‘character grade’, which is very detailed and knotted to ‘prime grade’ which has a particularly fine grain structure.
We use FSC & PEFC certified timber that is durable and will last for many years. Typically we use Euro Oak for our contemporary door sets, and some of our cottage doors, however because we provide a bespoke service, you can pick your timber as easily as you can pick the style.
Medite Tricoya is an extremely durable medium density fibreboard (MDF) that has numerous applications. Tricoya undergoes an acetylation process similar to Accoya, which alters the chemical make up of the panel.
These chemicals called ‘free-hydroxyls’ absorb and release water according to the climate. The acetyl in the process greatly reduces the timbers’ ability to absorb moisture, and therefore dramatically increases its dimensional stability and durability. The acetyl that is added to the timber doesn’t add any more toxins to the environment, because ‘acetyl groups’ are already present in timber.** We use Tricoya as a thermal layer, and for extra stability in our contemporary doors.
Tulipwood is a Brazilian pale wood with yellow, pink and red colourations to the fine grain. It is a softwood substitute and is commonly used for cabinet making. It is stable, often knot free and available in long lengths, making it particularly useful for the interior cabinets we manufacture.
Sapele is a tropical hardwood, similar in colour to mahogany. It can be used on external door sets, but isn’t as dimensionally stable as Oak or Accoya. Therefore with the introduction of Accoya, we only use it if requested for internal doors or furniture.
* Information sourced from www.accoya.com ** information sourced from www.meditetricoya.com