Accoya in Bermuda- The Long Lasting, Cost Saving Choice

Accoya in Bermuda- The Long Lasting, Cost Saving Choice

Architects are increasingly looking to specify products that are not only dimensionally stable and durable, but sustainable.

Accoya is one of the most advanced wood products on the market; it is a modified, highly durable and a dimensionally stable real wood product. Using Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology Accoya delivers outstanding levels of performance, stability and durability for outdoor use.

Specified around the world Accoya is warranted for 50 years in exterior use and 25 years when used in the ground, and is a durable as the highest quality tropical hardwoods.

A study with a Dutch window producer and a maintenance company shows that Accoya is initially more expensive but has a lower total cost than PVC, aluminum, pine and hardwood windows over the life of the home.

Save Money Using Accoya Wood By:
– Ensuring lower maintenance costs;
– Ensuring longer time period between maintenance; and
– Extending product longevity (50+ years).

Accoya® wood has shown improved lifetime performance with many types of coatings, resulting in extended maintenance intervals. The light color of Accoya® wood allows for a wide range of color finishes. Improved stability means film-forming coating systems last up to two times longer. Accoya® wood is also easier to coat, with less preparation and sanding required.

Accoya’s versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial structures and is suitable for a wide range of external applications including windows, doors, decking, siding and much more.

BS&R has found many uses for this brand that make it a great option in Bermuda.

“Accoya materials are perfect for Bermuda. Wood rots quickly due to our climate, so Accoya can stand up to the elements better than cedar will on doors and shutters.” says BS&R General Manager Anthony Maderios.

BS&R has been able to utilize Accoya wood in a number of client projects. For instance decking projects, like the one completed for a client in Castle Point, will always be built with an Accoya sub-frame. They have also been able to use Accoya wood in a number of windows and shutters. Their Building Number 9 project  in Dockyard saw over 100 windows replaced with Accoya materials.

“Accoya is something all wood workers have been waiting for. It allows us to do the work we love without having to answer the questions of rot and sustainability. We can provide a great product for our customers which will last a lot longer, is maintenance-free, and won’t corrode,” concludes Madeiros.