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 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.

Find out more at www.accoya.com/benefits/

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 that are still used by some manufacturers are 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 all year round such as doors and windows, this is why we choose to only use Accoya for manufacturing our doors and windows. Not only is it the most sustainable timber available, it also gives use peace of mind as a manufacturer that our products will have a high change of problem free operation throughout their lifetime due to its superior dimensional stability.

Below is a link to our Accoya windows brochure with some images of previous projects along with some information on Accoya:

Approved Manufacturer Brochure

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