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Accoya® wood – sustainable, eco-friendly & FSC certified wood.

Timberplus are pleased to announce that we are now able to supply products manufactured using Accoya® timber

Imagine a solid wood that is sourced from fast-growing sustainable forests, has zero toxicity and provides dimensional stability and durability that exceeds even the best tropical hardwoods. Accoya wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and even in water and has been proven to withstand the toughest of external environments.

The exceptional durability and dimensional stability mean that Accoya wood requires significantly less maintenance, because paints and stains stay where they belong: on the wood. In fact test results between Accoya wood and unmodified wood constantly prove that coatings last up to 3 times as long on Accoya wood.
Spanning eight decades of research, Accoya wood combines past and present scientific wood acetylation study with a proprietary production process to deliver reliable commercial scale results. The acetylation process used to make Accoya wood is entirely non-toxic and introduces no chemicals not already found in the wood. In producing Accoya wood, the chemical structure of the wood is modified from the surface to the core, providing outstanding and durable performance.

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Christmas Traditions Around the World

Today on the TimberPlus Blog as part of our Advent Calendar, we’re taking a look at different Christmas traditions from around the world.
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Christmas Tree Facts

We’ve created an infographic with some facts about Christmas trees and their usage in the United Kingdom and Europe. Click the image below to take a look!

Christmas Tree Facts Infographic

The History of Christmas Trees

Evergreen fir trees have been used in the celebration of winter festivals, both pagan and Christian, for thousands of years.

It is not possible to date when fir trees were first used as Christmas trees in the traditional sense, but is is believed that the practice started one thousand years ago in Northern Europe. These early variations of the Christmas tree were a little different than the ones that we’re used to seeing today – it’s believed that they were hung upside down from the ceiling!
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