Orangery Renovation

Orangery Renovation

Location:    Kensington, London

Wood Supplier:     Accsys Technology

Designer & Manufacturer:     Westbury Garden Rooms

Wood Species:     Accoya

Accoya is produced by TTF Member Accsys Technologies at its plant in Arnhem, Netherlands. Accoya is one of the few timber-based materials to have achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) lifecycle certification: it can be safely recycled at the end of its extended life. The timber used to make Accoya comes from sustainable, renewable forests across Europe, certified under the FSC® and PEFC™ systems.

 

As a TTF Responsible Purchaser, Accsys Technologies undertakes strict due diligence on its timber supplies, and this is audited annually.

Project Information

Location:    Kensington, London

Wood Supplier:     Accsys Technology

Designer & Manufacturer:     Westbury Garden Rooms

Wood Species:     Accoya

TTF Member

Accoya is produced by TTF Member Accsys Technologies at its plant in Arnhem, Netherlands. Accoya is one of the few timber-based materials to have achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) lifecycle certification: it can be safely recycled at the end of its extended life. The timber used to make Accoya comes from sustainable, renewable forests across Europe, certified under the FSC® and PEFC™ systems.

 

As a TTF Responsible Purchaser, Accsys Technologies undertakes strict due diligence on its timber supplies, and this is audited annually.

MODERNISING TRADITION

Bespoke joinery Westbury Garden Rooms recently renovated an orangery at the rear of a London house, including producing a four-leaf folding door set, four weighted box sash windows, fascia mouldings and a large lantern roof, allowing light to stream into the space.  Adding a modern twist to their traditional craft skills, Westbury Garden Rooms selected Accoya® modified wood for the project.  Accoya’s performance rivals hardwoods such as Oak, having Class 1 durability.

 

 

Effortless opening

The stability and moisture-resistance of Accoya mean minimal swelling and shrinkage, allowing the windows to open effortlessly all year round.  Accoya window frames are CO2 negative over their full life cycle; the modified wood is guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater contact.  It is also non-toxic.

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