Accoya® clads popular visitor centre
World-leading wood product benefits renovation of Airfield Farm and Gardens
Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood product manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has been selected to provide timber doors, brise soleil shading and external timber cladding to a number of new facilities at Airfield, a popular urban visitor attraction in south Dublin, Ireland.
The Victorian estate, which encompasses the original Overend family home, farm and gardens, has benefited from significant refurbishment, renovation and landscaping in recent months. Chosen for its superior durability, its retention of natural aesthetic qualities with age and its origins as sustainable softwood, Accoya timber cladding now adorns the new restaurant and shop, education buildings and horticultural buildings.
Manufactured using Accsys Technologies’ proprietary process, and distributed by Abbey Woods in Ireland, Accoya is one of the most advanced modified wood products on the market, delivering outstanding levels of performance, stability and class 1 durability. Exceeding the high-quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, it also boasts excellent environmental credentials by using wood sourced from FSC certified and sustainable forests – while being non-toxic.
Mike Haslam at Solearth Ecological Architecture, was lead architect for the project and specified the use of Accoya. He said: “Accsys Technologies’ application of acetylation technology makes softwoods – a sustainable timber option – perform just as well as, if not better than tropical hardwoods. Visually, Accoya was ideal for the overall design of Airfield, and we have great expectations for the durability and stability of our Accoya cladding.”
Bryan Crennell, sales and marketing director for Accsys Technologies, said: “Accoya is proven as a sustainable, durable, and stable material, which is guaranteed against rot and decay for 50 years for exterior use, making it perfect for exterior cladding applications such as this. Acetylation – the very best in modification technology – allows the perfect match of this reliable, durable and dimensionally stable construction material with the sustainability and aesthetic requirements of Airfield.
Accoya is distributed in Ireland by Abbey Woods. For more information about Accoya and its applications please visit www.accoya.com