TeknosIndustry products were used on the windows in the renovation of Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, nearly ten years ago. Accoya, a modified timber that is now widely used worldwide, was first used commercially on Victoria Hospital.
In total, the project has 194 sliding sash windows manufactured and coated by joiners Dempsey Dyer. Their Managing Director, Peter Dyer explains “The windows use a pulley & weight vertical slider mechanism giving them a traditional feel that is in keeping with the building’s heritage. The project was completed in two stages; the first was 103 sash windows to replace an assortment of old wooden and UPVC windows. The organisation was so impressed with the results that, two years later, it commissioned a further 91 sash windows with the same specifications”. Said a Teknos spokesman “Despite ten years of exposure to the elements, these windows today are still in first-rate condition. Not a single one has failed, even at the vulnerable joint positions”.
The combination of TeknosIndustry coatings and Accoya timber has proven to be a successful partnership on thousands of subsequent projects. To penetrate and protect the wood, the windows were coated in Teknos ANTISTAIN AQUA 2901 and then painted in TeknosIndustry AQUATOP 2600 opaque top coat in Clean White Gloss.
A Teknos warranty of at least ten years is available on Accoya exterior joinery coated in Teknos Industry paints.