Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) is now offering the option of manufacturing products from the sustainable timber product. Accoya®.
Accoya® is a plantation grown softwood which, when treated can provide all the durable hard wearing properties of popular hardwood.
Hardwoods are seen as a more hard wearing durable material than soft wood but due to limited and endangered resources, softwood is more commonly used. Softwoods offer a more sustainable solution to hardwood as they are much easier to grow, meaning that resources can be replenished.
Accoya® is created via acetylated wood modification, using sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood. The production process is non-toxic and creates a ‘treated timber’ that has the very best environmental credentials and offers the durability, stability and beauty of tropical hardwoods.
PDS managing director Tim Fairley said: “We have noticed that more and more of our customers are becoming aware of the environmental factors which surround the hardwood industry and look for their suppliers to have eco-friendly procedures in place and alternative products to offer.
“When we looked into the properties and benefits of Accoya® wood we knew that this would be something that would be of interest within our marketplace. Our teams have now completed all the relevant training on how this material needs to be handled and processed to achieve the best results and we are now quoting for our existing clients, who are showing a great deal of interest.”