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1# Use Straight Out of Box
The moment Qwood arrives it is ready to use. There is no need to extract moisture, treat, acclimatise or condition before using. Free from knots, defects and imperfections Qwood removes the need for labour intensive inspection and sorting. Use ‘it all’ straight out of the box; Qwood quality is consistent – every piece, every time.
2# Reduce Preparation Times
Eliminate time consuming manual tasks such as sanding, de-nibbing, machining and preparation that are currently associated with timber beads.
Qwood takes sustainability seriously and are fully committed to the protection and the improvement of the environment for future generations.
» Qwood is manufactured under an environmental management system accredited to ISO14001
» Waste Qwood is recyclable to reduce unnecessary land fill
» The wood fibres used in Qwood are sourced from sustainable forest stands
» Qwood have successfully achieved chain of custody certification from both Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C121902) TT-COC-004986 and PEFC BMT-PEFC-1358.
4# Enhance Production and Processing
Qwood offers the industry a product that improves and enhances the flow of product through the joinery process. Qwood can be machined using traditional joinery tools, and can be simply:
» Cut, mitred, lap jointed
» Nailed and pinned
» Glued and taped
» Shaped for use on arched or round windows.
Qwood reduces processing and has a significant positive effect on production times, storage, sorting and waste.
5# Minimise Product Waste and Defects
The consistency of Qwood means waste can be drastically reduced as it will not bow, splinter, swell, crack or rot. Therefore only off-cuts will be left over, everything else will be fitted to your window or door. Qwood can also be supplied in a length that best suits your production, subject to quantities, thus helping to further reduce waste.
6# Enhance Finished Product
As you may expect because of the use of wood fibres in Qwood, when finished Qwood looks and feels every bit as good as timber but with added benefits. The smooth surface without imperfections creates the perfect ‘canvas’ for paint ensuring that the finish achieved is excellent.
7# Long Term Performance
Qwood is extremely stable, durable and resistant to temperature or environmental changes when compared to timber. Qwood will not swell, twist, split, or rot. This all means you are able to have peace of mind in the superior long term performance of windows and doors when Qwood profiles are fitted. Qwood will far out last its timber alternative. Some of the ongoing historical problems with external joinery can be eliminated.