AMS Joinery of Maidstone has been working on a Victorian town house in Notting Hill in London which has been undergoing 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 property’s 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.
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 an 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.