Specifier Review


James Latham is now offering Lifecycle by UPM, a wood-plastic composite decking that has the luxurious look and feel of a real hardwood decking.

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However, unlike timber decking, with the minimum of maintenance, Lifecycle will continue to look good year after year, in fact, made in the USA, it is backed by a 25-year manufacturers guarantee.

A further advantage of Lifecycle over other composite or timber decking is that it has a unique, stain resistant, ‘closed-surface’ that does not absorb oil, spills or drips – something which, after a few BBQ’s or sun-bathing sessions can often make other decks quickly look unsightly.

Lifecycle is made from recycled American red and white oak fibres plus polyethelyne with a patented process where the fibres are heat treated and encapsulated in a hard polymer shell.  This produces an exceptionally solid and stable board.

It’s also extremely environmentally friendly and sustainable. 95% of the materials used to manufacture the boards are recycled, including the oak fibres and plastic polymers. Plus, giving these high quality materials a second life reduces landfill and waste incineration.

Lifecycle requires no annual sanding, varnishing or staining and the embossed wood grain surface offers good friction whether wet or dry. Being splinter-free, Lifecycle is ideal for bare feet. Despite being hard wearing, the boards feel great to the touch.Lathams Lifecycle 1 - yoga girl

Available in three colours: dark Walnut, golden Tigerwood or sun-bleached Desert Sand. All the boards feature natural looking streaks and veins, making each deck a unique living surface.

For more information on James Latham, and its full product range, please phone 0116 257 3415