State of the Art Machinery

All our Timber items are produced on state of the art machinery including a SCM Windor 20 a Weinig Unicontrol 6 and a Weinig Unimat 500 6 headed moulder with Oertli Tooling allowing us to manufacture our products quickly and to a very high standard. Our products are manufactured from FSC sourced Softwood Scandinavian Redwood finger Jointed Faces Laminated or Hard Wood Laminated Red Grandis.

Laminated Timbers

We use laminated timbers for stability and to prevent twisting and warping as the moisture content of timber changes constantly with variation in ambient temperature and relative humidity. As moisture content changes, the cells in the timber swell or shrink to accommodate the changing moisture levels, producing a dimensional change in the timber section.

Standard Furniture

Standard furniture; Handles, Letter Plates, Knockers, Numerals and Spyholes colours available are White, Black, Gold, Chrome and Satin Silver.

Maintenance

With proper care and attention factory finished door sets, windows and conservatories will give extended life between redecoration cycles. Maintenance recommendations are printed on the back of your invoice and are available on request at office@bairdswindows.co.uk or via our web site contact form.

Finishes & Options

The degree of dimensional change varies with species and grade, but as a broad rule of thumb, in typical UK and Irish conditions, timber dimensions will vary by about 1% for every 3% change in timber moisture content. All finished to an extremely high standard and specification, finished in our Spray Shop to your requirements using Teknos Micro Porous Stain or Paint.

Timber can be finished to match any RAL number provided using a 3 coat system, Teknal Aqua Preservative dip, under coat and a Aquatop flexible microporous top coat available in matt satin or semi- gloss finishes, available with the options of sidelights, fanlights. Using high specification Winkhaus German Engineered locks for additional security and Stormguard part M thresholds to be DDA (Disabled Disability Access) complaint.

Glazing

Single, Double 28mm and Triple 44mm Glazing available with high performance warm edge low e Argon filled glazing as standard with unlimited options and designs available such as patterned, obscure, lead work, sand blasting, raised bevels, coloured film designs, fused tiles, internal georgian bars and external astragal bars.

Building Regulations

Our windows and doors comply with current building regulations and we will put toughened glass where required to comply "all doors and any windows within 300mm of a door and any windows below 800mm from finished floor level", with supply only windows it is the customer's responsibility to provide the correct information so our windows comply with the current building regulations.

Accoya

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Right, so why have you never heard of the Accoya tree? Well that’s because they don’t exist. Accoya starts off as Radiata Pine that is nearly always plantation grown. The Radiata Pine is harvested and then goes through a process of acetyation. This process creates a highly durable (as good as teak!) and stable timber. Ideal for external joinery and cladding without the need to use preservatives. Its properties mean it's a viable and higher performing option when compared to hardwoods. It is perfect for coating and has extended redecorating life cycles.

Weight: Accoya is a medium to lightweight material with an average weight of 512kgm3. Accoya has been used for structural purposes but is most commonly used for external joinery such as windows and doors.

Durability: This is where Accoya really excels. It is TRADA class 1 and performs even better than teak. This is thanks to the acetyation process. Acetyation changes the wood and almost eliminates the woods ability to absorb water but still remains hydroscopic. This makes it dimensionally stable and no longer digestible. Acetyation does not use any harmful poisons. It uses acetic acid (also known as vinegar in its diluted form) to change the timber.

Certification: The Radiata pine used to make Accoya is typically plantation grown in New Zealand. It is PEFC and FSC certified. The great thing about Radiata Pine is that it grows very quickly so new timber is soon at hand. This contrasts starkly with most hardwoods that at the present time are not plantation grown. Always work with certified timber when you can. Ask your supplier for their chain of custody number to ensure the timber is legally harvested.

Grades: Accoya has its own grading criteria. A1 has small and very few knots or defects. A2 and A3 have a higher instance of knots and defects (although still very few). There is also a B grade that has large knots and would not be suitable for making windows or doors.

Corrosive: Accoya should be treated like oak. Give careful thought to the types of fixings you are planning to use. Accoya is normally used in external or wet internal applications. The water will dramatically accelerate the corrosion of many metals. Therefore, select good quality stainless steel or brass fixings for maximum durability and to prevent corrosion.

Accoya is naturally insulating giving better thermal values and is a beautiful wood, it is a valuable investment in terms of long term performance, energy saving and adds value to your home. It is guaranteed not to rot or noticeably swell for at least 50 years. For further information, please contact us or visit joineryforlife.accoya.com.

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