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Competition Time! How well do you know us ?

Added 03.12.19

If you think you know Lathams, you may only know the half of it ! It’s a question we’ve been asking our customers; both existing and potential. You’ve probably received a communication from us, or seen our new promotional film, explaining quite how broad our stock profile is. It’s certainly surprised some! Once people have started to understand the breadth of... MORE

James Latham Acquires Dresser Mouldings

Added 26.11.19

James Latham has acquired the market leading specialist timber and cladding processor, Dresser Mouldings. Having enjoyed a long-standing business relationship with Dresser, the move will enable James Latham to increase its offering in processed timber, developing specialist products for the specification market. Dresser Moulding’s Managing Director, Bill Gunn and Production Director,... MORE

Dad, Why is my name on the side of that lorry?

Added 31.10.19

When six-year-old James Latham kept spotting his name in giant letters on the side of lorries and buildings during family trips, he was understandably dumbfounded and asked his Mum and Dad why. To help explain the mystery to his inquisitive son, Dad, Stephen, a teacher in St Helens, Merseyside had the bright idea of contacting the nationwide timber and panel products distributor on twitter to... MORE

James Latham Joins Forces With Accsys To Support Unique Charity Project

Added 11.10.19

The Handlebar Café is cycle-friendly, socially-sourced, straddles an old railway line and was designed by the young minds of spudYOUTH, a RIBA award winning charity.  Along with supplier Accsys, James Latham has been supporting the project throughout its development, contributing both funding and sustainable, long-lasting Accoya® wood for its cladding and decking. Working in... MORE

FR Plywood Proves Poplar

Added 10.10.19

Exclusive to James Latham in the UK, Garnica Fireshield is an FR Poplar Plywood which has been modified through an innovative ply-to-ply process, producing outstanding flame-retardant properties. Unlike other similar products with surface fire-retardant coatings, the FR properties of Garnica Fireshield are integral to the panel. During manufacturing, each individual layer of core veneer is... MORE

Spectacular Valchromat Bar Stars at New Cultural Venue

Added 10.10.19

Valchromat, the innovative and award-winning engineered fibreboard - which is available in the UK through James Latham - has been extensively used in the interior fit-out of a spectacular new cultural venue in South London. Created by the innovative cultural infrastructure developer, Really Local Group, Catford Mews in Lewisham, centers on providing a flexible community space for local... MORE

Decking for the Next Decade

Added 10.10.19

Offering resistance to the ’four S’s: Slip, Stain, Scratch and Sun, UPM ProFi - which is distributed exclusively in the UK by James Latham - boasts a long list of outstanding performance properties including: minimum maintenance; superior stain resistance; extra-high impact strength and a high friction surface.   Designed and manufactured in Finland, Germany and the... MORE

New 20mm Worktop Reduces Fabrication Costs

Added 02.10.19

James Latham has added a 20mm thick, HI-MACS® worktop to its solid surface portfolio and it is already proving to be a big hit with the company’s interior design and fabrication customers. Available in five, on-trend colours – Alpine White, White Quartz, Arctic Granite, Urban Concrete and Ice Queen - the new worktops boast a thinner edge, allowing designers to create sleek,... MORE

Shape Your Projects With FR Flexi-Ply

Added 24.09.19

Providing yet another innovative breakthrough, industry leader James Latham now offers a fully certified fire-retardant, flexible plywood, giving interior design professionals a quick and easy solution for creating high-impact curves, waves and cylindrical shapes in their fit-out projects.   Ideal for reception desks, columns, panelling, arches and counters, it is already proving... MORE

James Latham and HI-MACSĀ® Cast a Positive Light on Mental Illness

Added 05.09.19

Two five metre-tall interactive sculptures, designed by multi-award winning British designer, Steuart Padwick will be erected in King’s Cross shortly for this year’s Designjunction event (19-22 Sept) as part of London Design Festival. The giant cuboid figures have been created in support of mental health anti-stigma initiative, Time To Change, and have been skilfully formed using... MORE

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