It''s mine I tell you all mine


Derek Jones

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I spent most of yesterday at various site meetings in the company of interior designers and an assortment of tradesmen. The idea was to hatch a plan that would result in the minor refurbishment of one large room and balcony. I did something very similar more than a year ago in the same block where the project required the replacement of a pair of over-sized French windows. The balcony in question was six floors up, facing more or less west and exposed to everything that the elements have to offer. The material I used for this was Accoya. For better or for worse many of my clients have me for life. The things I make for them may well be bought and paid for but lets be honest, they never really own them do they? I often return to an installation and check doors and drawers and for other signs of wear and tear. A year or more may well have passed but ownership is still mine. So it was with confidence that I marched my party single file across landings and through interior landscapes to inspect ‘one that I made earlier’. A thorough examination showed that everything was as if it had been installed last week. Gaps and joints all perfect, no sign of anything having dropped or shifted. To the laymen and women of my group this wasn’t any where near as exciting for them as it was for me. Why am I telling you all this?

Well, sometimes the best decision you make will quite simply be the choice of material. So what is Accoya? Any attempt to describe it now could lead you astray so have a look for yourself

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