MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX), an acetylated wood panel product with exceptional dimensional stability in changing weather conditions, now features in the shopfronts at the new Eccleston Place hub near Victoria station, central London.
Opting for an engineered wood panel over a hardwood alternative may not seem like an obvious choice, but MTX’s finishing qualities match like-for-like with its hardwood peers. MTX’s 50-year external usage guarantee will protect the shopfront from the London weather for years to come.
The customised shapes and designs of MTX play an essential part in the feel of the Eccleston Place development. In order to create that look, the designers had to be sure that the timber solution they opted for was up to scratch.
“We discovered MTX when looking for a durable, weather-resistant, easy to work with, MDF material that matched our clients’ expectations,” said Alan Sheehy, Director at K & D Joinery.
“The quality of the finish on the units was clearly the most important part of this project due to its location and the potential clientele. We assessed a number of different options when it came to the material, but MTX came out on top.
“The ability to finish the material to such a high standard means that we were satisfied it could serve as a suitable entryway to some of the leading, and up and coming brands, the capital has to offer.
“The fact that the material is guaranteed externally for up to 50 years gives a sense of security to the project, knowing that we can rely on the product to hold its finish for years to come.
Product Manager for MTX, Peter Clifton, said: “We’ve often supplied MTX for use on shopfront designs, but we’re now starting to see an increase of interest from designers dealing in more luxurious and exclusive circles.
“The panels unique weather resistant qualities along with its ease of customisation and high finish quality make it a dream for joiners and carpenters alike. When it comes to things like shopfronts, no project will be the same, so as a material manufacturer you need to create something that has additional qualities, but that remains easy to work with and looks the business; that’s what you get with MTX.”