One of AMS Joinery's tasks was to manufacture and install a large No. 10 Downing Street-style front door to the newly renovated property; a job for which the stability and durability of new MEDITE TRICOYA MDF.
AMS Joinery of Maidstone has been working on a Victorian town house in Notting Hill in London which has undergone a full refurbishment to bring the property back to its former glory. As the new home of a London property developer, the owner had specific designs in mind intended to retain as much of the properties period feel as possible. One of AMS Joinery's tasks was to manufacture and install a large No. 10 Downing Street-style front door to the newly renovated property; a job for which the stability and durability of new MEDITE TRICOYA MDF, the ground-breaking new panel product from a joint development agreement with MEDITE Europe & Accsys Technologies.
Darren Smith, AMS Joinery's workshop foreman, said, “Front door panels of this size can have issues including splitting and the necessary subsequent repair, and we were looking for an alternative which would enable us to create a perfect and durable product first time. We became aware of MEDITE's new MDF MEDITE TRICOYA around the time of its launch at Timber Expo in September and it was clearly developed for a good reason. It doesn't move, it easily handles wet environments without change and has proved to be the perfect product for us.”
AMS Joinery found that MEDITE TRICOYA machined cleanly to an impressively high standard. The chosen finish for the door was a black gloss polyester spray, which gave it a smooth gloss finish with no brush marks. Mr. Smith concluded, “It's a more expensive product, but the value and benefits of MEDITE TRICOYA save so many potential problems, including repair and re-manufacture. It is well worth it, both for us and our clients and we've already taken more orders from customers for which we will use MEDITE TRICOYA.”
MEDITE TRICOYA has been demonstrated to have superior dimensional stability and durability, even in changing weather conditions, meaning it can now be used in situations and applications where wood and wood-based products would not usually be considered.
Extensive performance testing has been carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK concluded that MEDITE TRICOYA would carry a durability class (under EN350-2) of 1, or very durable; a durability equivalent to teak and more durable than oak. BRE concluded that MEDITE TRICOYA could meet
demands for a desired service life of 60 years when used in exterior applications. Such is the confidence of MEDITE with this new product that it carries a 50 year warranty.
MEDITE TRICOYA marks one of the first true innovations in the wood composites industry in more than 30 years.