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Outstanding Durability From Lathams

Added 07.30.18

The UK’s largest independent timber and panel products distributor, James Latham, now offers the next generation of timber and panel products through all nine of its nationwide panel depots with both Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme.


Sourced from fast growing sustainable forests, Accoya® wood, which spans eight decades of research, is a certified softwood which uses Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology to deliver exceptionally high levels of performance, stability and durability.

Boasting a 50-year guarantee for exterior use and 25-years when used in the ground, Accoya® wood offers all kinds of new possibilities and solutions for outdoor projects which may involve challenging and demanding applications. 

It can be used for virtually any joinery project and is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and insulation value are key factors.

Plus, for window frames, Accoya® wood is the material of choice. Not only does it have extremely low thermal conductivity but it matches or exceeds the durability and dimensionally stability of the best tropical hardwoods. It can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Accoya® wood’s low maintenance requirements add to its cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.

Medite®Tricoya® Extreme

This panel exhibits outstanding durability and dimensional stability, allowing it to be used in applications once limited to products such as concrete, plastics or metals. With the added benefits of light weight, sustainable raw materials and a guarantee of up to 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground, Medite®Tricoya® Extreme provides architects, specifiers and designers with an entirely new construction material, allowing greater design flexibility and endless opportunities for creativity.

The combination of acetylated wood fibre with the manufacturing technology of Medite MDF means it can be used in situations and applications where normal MDF panels cannot.

However, it maintains all the design, fixing and machining flexibility of medium density fibreboards.

Using sustainably sourced FSC® timber, Medite®Tricoya® Extreme is made using a high-performance resin which has zero added formaldehyde in its formulation, ensuring the product is also suitable for environmentally sensitive areas.

James Latham’s Technical Timber Sales Development Manager, Justin Hayward explained, “These products offer ground breaking levels of performance in both stability and durability as well as outstanding environmental standards and they are fast becoming recognised by architects, joiners, specifiers and the construction industry as the materials of choice for exterior applications. “



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