We have been building timber conservatories and orangeries for over 25 years, the majority of them have been manufactured in hardwoods such as utile, red grandis meranti, or sapele. Over time we have seen a variation in the quality and availability of the timber stocks, hence the use of different species at different stages.

Within the joinery and construction it has always been understood that the natural beauty and feel of timber products and the traditional appearance afforded by timber buildings have always come with a few drawbacks; namely stability, durability and maintenance.

Accoya, which is a relatively new product in Britain, is a game-changer. Accoya has a 50-year warranty when used above ground, such as in an orangery. It is also guaranteed for 25 years when used below ground or in water.

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Accoya Astragals and Beads

Astragal bars are the slim decorative glazing bars which are used to create the traditional ‘Georgian’ style in modern double glazed windows. Original windows featured multiple single panes which were fixed with putty into timber frames, however this is not effective with wider modern double glazed units that are secured by beads.

The industry solution is to use one large double-glazed unit with an intermediate spacer bar set between the glass, then to bond timber fretwork to the inside and outside of the pane to create the desired effect. Given this section of timber is thin an has to be bonded to the glass, it’s imperative it’s durable and stable.

Whilst there are composite materials on the market, Accoya is the best pure wood option and avoids have ‘plasticky’  components on an otherwise timber window.

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Accoya Entablature

The decorative entablature at the top of the orangery is made with Accoya mouldings produced to our own customer profiles. We machine these ourselves to suitable lengths for each job minimising the number of joins.

The rear fascia board comes from the sister product Tricoya Extreme, which is a board product made from Accoya wood and has the same manufacturer’s guarantee of 50 years.

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Accoya Pillasters

Our decorative pilasters with plinths and capitals are important features of most timber orangeries. We typically use structural columns, in either hardwood or steel which are covered in the decorative pilasters made from Accoya and Tricoya.

The main benefits to using Accoya are durability and stability, but this method also has it’s practical advantages in that the decorative covered can be fitted nearer the end of the build process thereby minimising potential for getting dirty or damaged.

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At Kingsholme, we have a deep sense of pride in the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating our traditional hardwood orangeries and roof lanterns. Our state-of-the-art factory, located in the heart of Bedfordshire, is home to a team of highly skilled and experienced artisans who uphold the highest standards of quality and artistry.

Whether you have envisioned a complete hardwood orangery or a captivating timber roof lantern, our dedicated team is committed to bringing your ideas to life. Our craftsmen skillfully blend time-honored techniques with modern expertise to craft bespoke structures that seamlessly harmonize with the architectural style of your home, elevating its aesthetic appeal.

From the initial design phase to the final installation, we work closely with you to fully grasp your vision and translate it into a tangible reality. We offer a wide array of customization options, including a choice of hardwood, finishes, and intricate details, allowing you to create a truly personalized and unique space.

Once our masterpieces are meticulously crafted within our Bedfordshire factory, our own installation teams, comprising seasoned professionals, ensure a flawless and seamless installation of your hardwood orangery or roof lantern. We understand the significance of precision and attention to detail, and we take every measure to surpass your expectations.

With Kingsholme, you can trust that your project is entrusted to experts who are deeply passionate about their craft. We are unwaveringly dedicated to delivering exceptional quality, durability, and beauty, ensuring that your traditional hardwood orangery or roof lantern becomes a timeless centerpiece within your home.

Embark on a journey of elegance and fine craftsmanship with Kingsholme’s traditional hardwood orangeries and roof lanterns. Let us assist you in transforming your vision into a breathtaking reality that will be treasured for years to come.

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