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Lathams shine through with Dekodur’s® new Architectural Metals range

Added 02.03.23

Lathams strengthens its portfolio by adding Dekodur’s® metal-surfaced laminates to its expansive catalogue of decorative materials.

Today, James Latham (Lathams), one of the UK’s leading distributors of architectural materials, announces the introduction of Dekodur Architectural Metals to its product catalogue.

Architectural Metals is the latest collection from premium laminates brand, Dekodur, comprising a range of high-pressure laminates (HPLs) with a real metal surface and phenolic paper backing.

Lathams is the UK and Ireland’s largest and only fully-national stock-holding distributor for this innovative product range, which is a game-changer in material terms, addressing the longstanding challenge of successfully applying real metals as laminates.

Lustrous Laminates

The definition of style and sophistication, the visual appeal of the Architectural Metals range makes it ideal for use in luxury hospitality, high-end retail, marine and contemporary commercial interior schemes.

In terms of the options, there are a wide range to choose from. Highlights include the versatile Aluminium Collections, a wide array of sheets which comes in a range of different styles, from popular brushed metal and highly-reflective mirror finishes to toned-down fine matt and tactile, textured surfaces.

Beyond aluminium, the range comprises a Specialities Collection, which includes real copper and stainless-steel laminates, for a truly authentic-to-the-touch look and feel.

Offering unrivalled design flexibility, the Architectural Metals range is fully customisable, and can be embossed, etched, and even specified with a writeable magnetic layer. Going further, there’s also a Unique Art Collection, which is hand-painted by artists using techniques that allow for repeatability.

Strong as Steel

The entire range is coated with special lacquer coat to withstand scuffs, cuts, chemical exposure and collision impact without showing any visible signs of wear and tear.

Easy to fabricate, and formable, they are suitable for a variety of interior and furnishing applications, for example: wall panels, accent walls, reception desks, table tops, store fixtures and point-of-sale (POS) displays.

Those surfaces featuring a polished finish are also anodised, so will not tarnish, ensuring they are fully protected and maintain their aesthetic appeal day-in-day-out.

0.8mm-0.9 mm thick, sheet dimensions are 2440 x 1220 mm and 3050 x 1220 mm, with a minimum order of one sheet depending on style selected.

A Carbon-Lite Alternative

From a sustainability perspective, Architectural Metals’ specially-manufactured Eco collection consist of pre-consumer materials (post-production, pre-consumer by-product metals) that are phenol-free and carbon neutral. The core is also made from 100% biological secondary components, obtained from renewable sources and fully recyclable.

Distributed nationwide from Lathams’ 14 depots, a selection Architectural Metals most popular styles are available to view on its new Digital Showroom, it is the latest new release to support the distributor’s wider Decors Campaign.

The introduction of the Architectural Metals range represents the next step in Lathams’ aim to be the most innovative and lowest-carbon materials distributor in the UK and Ireland, committed to sustainable design and construction.

For more information on Dekodur Architectural Metals and other products in Lathams catalogue of over 1,400 decors click here.

For more information contact:

Meg Duncombe, The Think Tank, [email protected] T: +44 203 831 2225

Notes to Editor

About James Latham:

James Latham is one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of timber, panels and decorative surfaces. It supplies products to a broad range of customers, from contractors and merchants, through to designers and makers.

With a history reaching back over 260 years, Lathams have always been innovators. The brand consistently pushes the boundaries of materials selection, from its origins in timber products, panels and doors, through to the modern day, where it sits as one of the sectors’ most recognised suppliers of cutting-edge materials technologies, including decorative laminates, veneers, thermoplastics and acrylics.

Its most recent innovation is a Carbon calculator that enables architects, designers, specifiers and material users to understand the carbon impact of products they select. Both carbon footprint and biogenic carbon content shown on key documentation such as quotations, delivery notes and invoices, meaning users can fully understand the carbon impact of the products they choose.

Its people are as important as our product ranges. Experienced industry professionals teamed with specialist product managers mean James Latham can offer solutions and advice in the most challenging of applications.

Operating from fourteen branches throughout the UK and Ireland, James Latham works with construction professionals, designers, architects and more, enabling the most demanding designs and construction projects to become reality.

With this knowledge, experience and product range at our disposal, James Latham is the all-round answer to your construction and design needs.


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