Historic windmill to former glory

Jerusalem’s iconic Montefiore Mill has been restored to full working order with the help of world-leading Accoya modified wood.
The 19th century mill, which was the first work-place for Jews outside of the Old City of Jerusalem, had stood still for almost 100 years before its recent restoration by Bouw en Molenbouw Bertus Dijkstra joinery/contractor in the Netherlands to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel.
Accoya was used in restoration of the iconic landmark – both in the main body of the mill, as well as in the reconstruction of the sails. The mill will now serve as a museum and educational tourism site dedicated to the achievements of Montefiore.
A spokesperson from Bouw en Molenbouw Bertus Dijkstra told The Landscaper “Accoya matches, and often exceeds, the properties of the tropical hardwoods. With a 50 year guarantee and superior UV resistance, Accoya serves as the perfect material to restore Montefiore Mill, which will stand as an iconic landmark in Jerusalem for years to come.”
Manufactured by Accsys Technologies, Accoya is one of the most advanced and sustainable wood products on the market today and is created using an advanced modification technology, which delivers outstanding levels of performance including stability and durability. It is created by using a proprietary non-toxic process called acetylation. Providing the same high-quality and aesthetic qualities of tropical hardwoods, it also boasts excellent environmental credentials using wood sourced from FSC certified sustainable forests and is C2C Gold accredited – while being 100% non-toxic.

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