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News vom 14.12.2020

Accoya-Terrasse hoch in den Schweizer Alpen

Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad, Schweiz

 

Terrasse mit Höchstleistung

 

Das Hotel Wildstrubel liegt hoch auf dem Gemmi-Pass in der Nähe von Leukerbad in den Schweizer Alpen. Das Hotel liegt auf 2350 m über Meer und ist mit einer modernen Seilbahn erreichbar. Es ist ein beliebtes Touristenziel zum Wandern und Bergsteigen im Sommer und zum Langlaufen im Winter. Ein Teil der Attraktion ist die großzügige Accoya-Terrasse, die die Besucher einlädt, sich zu entspannen und die atemberaubende Bergkulisse in Stil und Komfort zu genießen.

 

Accoya wurde nicht nur wegen seiner anmutenden Ästhetik als echtes Holz ausgewählt, sondern auch wegen seiner beeindruckenden Leistungsfähigkeit, denn Bergklima stellt die für die Terrasse verwendeten Materialien vor einigen Herausforderungen. In dieser Höhe sind die Winter lang und bringen viel Schnee und Temperaturen unter dem Gefrierpunkt mit sich. Diese Bedingungen können andere Terrassenmaterialien stark beanspruchen und zu Rissen führen. Auch die hohe Besucherzahl das ganze Jahr über belastet die Terrasse, insbesondere mit schweren Ski- und Wanderschuhen. Für Accoya sind diese Herausforderungen überhaupt kein Problem: Aufgrund des patentierten Acetylierungsverfahrens ist Accoya-Holz so formstabil, dass es kaum schrumpft, quillt oder sich verzieht und bei allen Wetterbedingungen extrem langlebig ist. Es ist das beste Terrassenmaterial für herausfordernde Umgebungen.

 

Das Projekt wurde von den Architekten De Sepibus AG in Brig entworfen und die Terrasse wurde von der Schreinerei Stephan Kiechler in Leukerbad gebaut.

News vom 13.12.2020

Investing in the right material for your front door


It all starts with your front door

 

If you want to make your house ‘winter ready’, an important step is to invest in a well insulated, beautiful front door.
This may not apply to new-build homes, given the stricter requirements for more energy-efficient construction of new homes, but this story does apply to existing homes.
You could choose to use special insulation materials and draft excluders, but even then you will be surprised how much heat can be lost from around the edges. That is why, in some cases, installing a new front door is a wise choice.
And you don’t need to compromise on material either. A stunning front door that doesn’t swell or jam is possible with Accoya and worth the investment.

 

What are the advantages of doors made with Accoya wood?

  • Insulation: Accoya doors have a high insulation value due to the insulation properties of Accoya being better than those of other joinery timbers. This keeps the heat inside ensuring good energy savings and a warm and cosy home.
  • Stability: doors made of Accoya wood hardly shrink or swell due to the acetylation process, whereby moisture molecules are provided with “vinegar” so that you actually get highly stable and durable wood. This means your front door will no longer be jammed in different climate conditions.
  • Ideal for coatings: Coatings look great on Accoya and last much longer, meaning your door will be low maintenance, saving you time and money in the long run. It’s even possible to adjust the color of your front door by repainting to match the on trend colour.
  • Natural wood: Accoya is natural wood with many of the same properties, if not even better, than plastic and other woods. The excellent stability and durability exceed the advantages of traditional hardwood front doors, such as oak.
  • Sustainable: Accoya entrance doors are sourced from FSC forests and have a long life span. They carry a 50 year warranty against rot and can even be recycled when their life does come to an end.

And don’t forget, your front door is the first thing your guests will see and first impressions count!

News vom 12.12.2020

Clean lines for modern Police Station

Molenbeek, Belgium

 

The police station in Molenbeek, Belgium was designed by Architect Emmanuel Bouffioux. It is surrounded by many homes, a school and an events space which includes a football stadium and an Olympic swimming pool. It was therefore essential to take into account the appearance of this police station, creating a building that is aesthetically pleasing for residents.

 

Designing a building for the local Police that provides services of authority and security proved to be a real challenge in terms of functionality and symbolism. The design had to reflect a strong image to represent the police force, and at the same time it had to be a beautiful building so that the residents of the neighborhood were accepting of it.

 

Despite the difficulty of such small office space, on a functional level, the design proposed light and flowing spaces. To help achieve this, the architect chose Accoya wood; a sustainable and dimensionally stable material that has been used for the brise soleil. This creates a striking facade on the front of the police station, whilst maintaining privacy.

 

This project was completed in 2015. This year, 2020, new photographs have been taken to show the natural weathering process of Accoya. Now a beautiful Silver patina can be seen.

News vom 01.12.2020

Sustainability Report

We are proud to announce that on Monday 30th November Accsys launched its first Sustainability Report.

 

We’ve always focused on the sustainability of our company and of Accoya wood but this report reveals just how great an impact we are having on the built environment.


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