Accoya modified wood has been selected to construct the windows and doors of the Channel Islands’ only Michelin Bib Gourmand accredited restaurant.
Formerly known as Bistro Soleil, The Beach is one of Jersey’s most popular restaurants and is owned by Mark Jordan, who has retained the Bib Gourmand accreditation for his work for the last five years.
Mark Jordan said: “The restaurant sits on the south coast of Jersey, close to St Hellier and just a stone’s throw from the picturesque St Aubin’s Harbour. We wanted to use a high quality product that could also withstand the worst of coastal weather conditions.
“Critically, Accoya has the ability to withstand the salt spray and winter storms presented by the English Channel, as well as to face Jersey’s summer weather without sustaining damage from the sun’s UV rays. It also matches the high-level presentation of the restaurant aesthetically”
Tony Gray of Trinity Joinery, who supplied Accoya for the restaurant, added: “Accoya was the obvious choice for the restaurant’s windows and doors, given its excellent stability and resistance to rot and insect attack. These properties also ensure that the paint finish on the timber lasts a lot longer, resulting in lower maintenance costs. The new windows and doors replace rotten softwood which did not stand up to the challenges posed by the harsh weather conditions of Jersey’s seafront.”