Timber and Sustainability

What is the Difference Between Accoya and ThermoPine?

What is Accoya Timber? 

Accoya timber is a remarkable wood product renowned for its exceptional durability, stability, and sustainability. It is created through a proprietary process called acetylation, which modifies pine timber at a molecular level, enhancing its performance characteristics.  
Accoya timber boasts outstanding resistance to rot, decay, and insect damage, making it suitable for a wide range of outdoor applications, including cladding, decking, and window frames.  
Its dimensional stability ensures minimal swelling or shrinking, even in challenging environments. Moreover, Accoya timber is sourced from sustainably managed forests, aligning with eco-conscious building practices.  
Its combination of longevity, strength, and eco-friendliness has cemented its reputation as a premium choice for architects, designers, and homeowners seeking high-quality, long-lasting wood solutions.


What is ThermoPine Timber?

ThermoPine stands as an excellent sustainable substitute for tropical hardwoods, ideal for various indoor and outdoor applications, reflecting our commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. Our knotted ThermoPine undergoes thermal treatment at temperatures exceeding 215°C, devoid of chemical additives, utilising steam to forestall splintering and fracturing.  
This process elevates ThermoPine to the standards of hardwood classes I/II, while enhancing its dimensional stability and imbuing it with a charming warm hue that matures gracefully into a natural grey patina over time.  
Notably, ThermoPine exhibits superior durability and heightened resistance to moisture and wood decay, further underlining its value as a premier wood option. 



Benefits of Treated Timber 

Both Accoya and ThermoPine represent sustainable and durable alternatives to traditional timber, as treated timbers offer unique advantages for different architectural applications. Ultimately, the choice between Accoya and ThermoPine depends on the specific requirements of the project and the desired balance between durability, aesthetics, and sustainability. 


Contact the Avino team today to discuss Accoya and ThermoPine products for your next project.