If we were to write all the information we know about timber, it would make perfect bedtime reading, trust us! Instead, we will keep it as short and as factual as we can.

There are many types of timber that are commonly used for internal and external joinery, all providing different qualities. Material should be very carefully considered to ensure your desired product is up to its application. External joinery has moved forward leaps and bounds in the last ten years, and Accoya wood has really raised the bar. Although softwoods and hardwoods are still very common, we encourage all of our customers to choose Accoya for all types of external joinery. Accoya wood offers a 50 year anti rot guarantee along with outstanding stability and durability.

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International timber have compiled a detailed and in depth report to show the quality and testing of Accoya wood, please click on the PDF link below to open the report:

Accoya international timber

Other timber species are available for projects such as Oak, Sepele, Red Grandis, Utile, Iroko plus many more. Oak is perceived as being a superior timber for external joinery work, but this is a common misconception. Oak is highly susceptible to
dimensional movement, making it an unreliable timber for use in external items  which need to be operational such as doors and windows. For internal joinery work, Oak is a strong and robust material with beautiful grain that can be appreciated for many years.
After highly recommending Accoya for external joinery, we use Sapele as a standard material, which is an African hardwood which is robust and durable. Sepele does not require a preservation treatment process and is more stable compared to Oak when used externally. Sepele is a darker shade of timber, with a subtle grain pattern and is more commonly used for painted finishes over clear staining.

If you have a project you would like us to quote for please feel free to contact us