Can Accoya wood survive 2 years in the Thames?

Accoya fenders
Can Accoya wood survive 2 years in the Thames?
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The moment of truth: stripping backthe surface moss and slime to revealwell-preserved Accoya wood Spoiler alert: yes it can. Accoya is timber that has been modified by a process called ‘acetylation’, which increases its durability, allowing it to resist rot and defy the elements. In 2020, the Environment Agency tested...
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Recycled Glulam
Can old timber be reincarnated…as glulam?
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We all know that timber is a sustainable, biodegradable material. And we’ve all heard of things being made from reclaimed wood. But can we go further still? Could timber from old buildings have a second life – transformed into a structural timber product and reused? Simple Works are London-based structural...
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build with wood
Building a better world through wood
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For more than a century, our built environment has been dominated by high carbon, energy hungry materials such as cement and steel. These materials were integral to a new wave of innovation, allowing a new generation of superstructures to rise to heights once limited to the likes of the Great...
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Building up the next generation of timber innovators
Building up the next generation of timber innovators
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Changing the way we build doesn't start on construction sites, but with the students and recent graduates who will shape the next wave of UK design innovation.
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