Double success for up and coming local apprentice.
September 25, 2017

Accoya why use it?

 
Accoya is a high performance modified softwood (radiarta pine).  Radiarta pine is a very fast growing timber that lends itself to plantation growing, therefore making it a sustainable product.  Given that joinery manufactured in Accoya has 60 year life and Radiarta Pine is harvested at about 20 years you can grow three times more timber than you use.

The process that the timber has to go through is acetalisation, the timber is impregnated with acetic anhydride – this gives the timber:

  • Longevity
  • Dimensional stability
  • Class 1 durability
  • Totally non toxic

The Joinery trade has needed a product like this to bring it’s products to the front

Key Factors:

  • Sustainable Source From FSC Forests
  • Stability – Dimensionally Stable
  • Longevity – 50 year Timber Guarantee
  • Durability – Class 1 Rating
  • 12 Year Guarantee on Recommended Factory Applied Coatings
  • Most Economic Whole Life Cost
  • 20 Year Grown, 50 Year Guarantee thus reducing harvesting by 50%

 

 

Product Type No. of Units Whole Life

Cost (NPV)

Evaluation Period Initial Cost

 

Maintenan

ce Interval

Product

Life

Maintenan

ce

Escalation

Factor

 

Discount

Rate

 

PVC 16 £17,481 60 years £7,680 5 years 40 years 10% 2%
Softwood window –

paint finish

16 £19,020 60 years £8,128 8 years 30 years 10% 2%
Hardwood window

– paint finish

16 £22,590 60 years £10,192 8 years 35 years 10% 2%
Accoya(TM) window – paint

finish

16 £14,549 60 years £10,400 12 years 60 years 10% 2%