Accoya Timber vs Hardwood. What's best?

Choosing the right timber for your front door is not an easy choice. There are so many options to consider. Here we will take a look at the classic choice between Accoya timber vs hardwood, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Accoya Timber For Your Doors and Windows?

It may not be as well known as Hardwood but the sustainability benefits that it brings is one of the reasons why Accoya timber doors and windows are becoming more and more popular. 


  1. The timber is guaranteed for 50 years and needs a very small amount of maintenance. 
  2. Generally speaking, the timber is light in colour which means you get an impressive choice of finishes that can be applied. 
  3. Sustainability is key, the timber combines the carbon benefits of softwood with the longevity of hardwood. World changing environmental credentials. 
  4. It can be used for all types of wood work projects from bespoke doors to sash / casement windows 
  5. Unbelievable thermal qualities, your home will stay cool on the hot days and warm in the winter. A great way to save money! 
  6. Renowned for its resistibility to swelling and shrinkage.
Have a read through our dedicated Accoya Timber page where you can find out more information. 
  1. It requires less treatment than other most common woods on the market
  2. Hardwood is a good insulator, adding that onto our in house glazing department, you can reach high thermal efficiency levels.
  3. Transparent coatings take to hardwood well, giving you the choice of all colours.  
We highly recommend Accoya Timber but many of our customers also choose our softwood or hardwood options, we’re proud to be able to cover a range of budgets homeowners have. 
Accoya Timber

Our Bespoke Front Doors

Front Door Security

If you’ve got a dated property with the same door fitted, security is always a concern.

Whether that be authentic Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian styles, the design alongside security is something we strive for and at the heart of every bespoke door that we manufacture.

Our doors are fitted with the latest style locking systems which you can use from inside and outside.

We work with Banham security and other door hardware suppliers to provide you with a comprehensive fitting. 

Winter Ready

Houses lose an untold amount of heat through their front doors believe it or not, it’s such a common occurrence that during the colder season’s customers come to realise they’ve got a chilly draught or that the cold weather has damaged the construction of the door.

Our doors are made of Accoya timer unless specified otherwise, this allows a durable quality and a sustainable process – extremely hardwearing with several coats of paint! Protecting your door for many years to come, looking beautiful in all types of weather.

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Accoya Timber

How to get your quote!

1. Contact us to discuss what service and product you are looking for Beechhall Joinery to provide

2. We will arrange a time and date to carry out a survey

3. One of our team members will organise to send your quotation by email or verbally over the phone.

4. Once the quote is confirmed, we will book in an installation date and keep you posted all the way through.

Accoya Bespoke Doors & Windows

Bespoke Doors

Front Doors, Bifold Sliding Doors, French Doors and more. All Bespoke.


Box Sash, Casements, Roof Lights and more. All Bespoke to your requirements.


To fit all our bespoke products to ensure the look is just right, various types of glazing from style to security.

Always Made in the UK

We manufacture every order by hand using traditional methods; from carpentry and joinery, to fitting and finishing.

Completely Unique

Every door is as individual as the home it will one day belong to. Each one is made by hand, to your exacting requirements so it perfectly meets the functional and aesthetic needs of your home.

Trusted For Over 25 Years

Our reputation for excellence in all that we do has been earned over 25 years of making exceptional bespoke front doors. As a result of our commitment to quality and service, 60% of our orders are repeat business or recommendations.

Beechhall Joinery Bespoke Edwardian Front Doors - Distinctive Impressions!

Front door styles from Edwardian, Victorian, 20s & 30s, Georgian and Contemporary but definitely not your typical looking door. We work with character and personal touches, after all it is your home and therefore it should be created to suit you. First impressions count.

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