About Us


Since the first James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757, the company has, under the continuing management and direction of the Latham family, developed into a leading importer and distributor of wood-based sheet materials ("panel products"), joinery quality softwood and hardwood and hardwood flooring. The company has a Nationwide, strategically placed distribution base, fully able to bring our ever expanding range of products and services to existing and potential customers.


Lathams Ltd is the trading subsidiary of James Latham PLC.  With 11 trading offices operating from 10 sites located in Dudley, Fareham, Gateshead, Hemel Hempstead, Leeds, Purfleet, Scotland, Thurrock, Wigston & Yate, we are able to offer a wide range of products for collection or delivery to our customers.

Our stock of panel products constitutes probably the most comprehensive range of species, sizes and non-standard thicknesses available in the UK today. We regularly launch new products, including LG HI-MACS Natural Acrylic Stone, details of which you can find on this website, along with our up to date range of Latham product literature, which is available to download.

We continue to hold comprehensive stock of the main temperate and tropical hardwoods from around the world. These include European, North American, African and Far Eastern species. We also source high quality joinery softwood from North America and Scandinavia.

The addition of our own brand Bausen Solid Hardwood and Engineered flooring has provided our customers with an affordable range of quality flooring. We have developed a dedicated website www.bausen.co.uk to provide information to our customers.

Our depots have the ability to offer further processed panel products plus timber cladding and mouldings.

Advanced Technical Panels (ATP) are the industry leading specialist distributors of overlaid and pre-finished panels into the transport, access tower and playground manufacturing sectors.

We are members and supporters of the Timber Trade Federation and were the first signatories to their Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.

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The timber research and development association ( TRADA ) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and the use of wood. They pride themselves in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance. We have been proud supporters and members of TRADA since its inception in 1934.  Nick Latham, as a current TRADA  board member, has said he is very enthusiastic to see the use of timber in ever  more challenging applications, and he feels that TRADA has helped timber to become  such a talked  about and used product in buildings of today.

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For a copy of our environmental statement and to view or download our environmental brochure, please visit our Environmental section. Information is also available from our marketing department on email: marketing@lathams.co.uk  or telephone: 0116 257 3415.
 

Please click here to download a copy of our Company Mission Statement.

James Latham PLC is an AIM listed company.


Registered Office:
Lathams Ltd, Unit 3, Swallow Park, Finway Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP2 7QU
Registered Number 967247, registered in England and Wales

Email: marketing@lathams.co.uk
Corporate Website:  www.lathams.co.uk