Weekend home in Mumbai, India
Accoya® wood has been used in the construction of a Balinese style home in Khandala in the Western Ghats near Mumbai, India. While designing and constructing any house in Khandala, one the key factors be taken into consideration is its exceptionally moist climate and heavy monsoon season, which at times causes up to 3 metres of rainfall.
The house was equipped with a one-off sliding door solution. The door is effective in visually blurring the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor spaces. This gives the build a very natural and wild feel. The solution included a four pane sliding window system, weighing approximately 70kg per pane.Read more
KFC, Auckland, New Zealand
Accoya® wood was specified and used for 2 new build KFC fast food restaurants in Auckland, New Zealand. These new builds featured extensive Accoya cladding, additional vertical screening for the drive thru areas and horizontal louvre facades for shading the large windows from the sun. A further 7 refurbishments have been undertaken and also feature extensive Accoya cladding throughout New Zealand.
The Architects specified Accoya® wood because of its outstanding benefits including dimensionally stability, which means the cladding will not cup, bow or twist like other woods and its class 1 durability properties which protect the wood from New Zealand’s changing weather and wet climate.Read more
West Lodge Primary School, Pinner, UK
The Architect in charge of the project said, “Painted Accoya profiles provided a durable and cost-effective way of bringing new life to a tired 1970’s façade and creating a vibrant new public face for the school. Pre-coated Accoya cladding panels where supplied, as well as thicker profiles used in the louvred sun-screen, and offered specification and detailing advice throughout the project."
The colours look outstanding on the walls of West Lodge Primary School and, no matter what the weather throws at the boards, they will continue to brighten the days of children and staff alike.Read more
Decking around Poolside, Private Residence in Greece
Accoya® wood was specified for the surrounding area of the clients outdoor swimming pool due to its many benefits including its superior stability than other woods, its class 1 durability and its outstanding sustainability credentials. Applications like decking, where the wood is frequently wet and close to or in contact with the ground, demand a durable wood that is effective against rot and decay and an insect barrier. Accoya was the ideal choice and the client was happy with the end result.Read more
The Haven, Norfolk, UK
The client’s vision for this house and boathouse at Horning on the Norfolk Broads was to provide an exemplary building that is sustainable and graceful in design, complementing and enhancing the setting and providing a legacy for future generations.
The extensive use of wood cladding and decking were key elements of the Architects’ design. However, given that ‘The Haven’ is in a flood zone, surrounded on three sides by water and constantly exposed to a high moisture content in the air, the Architects' needed to find a wood that they could be confident would deliver durability, dimensional stability and aesthetics. Accoya® wood presented the perfect answer.Read more
Montefiore Mill, Israel
After standing still for over 100 years, the sails of Jerusalem’s iconic Montefiore Windmill are turning once again.
The historic windmill, built in the neighborhood of Mishkenot Sha’ananim in 1857, was the first work place for Jews outside the Old City of Jerusalem. The structure has now been restored to working order and will serve as an educational and tourism site, and can even produce bread. The windmill has had new systems installed and its sails are made from Accoya® wood.Read more