Specifier Review


James Latham’s group product sales and development manager, Paul Leach, has taken on responsibility for developing sales of Accoya® – its modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified softwood.Paul Leach

Paul, who joined Lathams in 2011 – bringing with him almost 30 years of experience in the timber industry – already looks after WoodEx®,  Latham’s versatile, engineered hardwood and softwood -which offers two high quality clear faces – making it an ideal product for use in numerous joinery applications including windows and doors.

Woodex door application
Woodex door application

Paul’s focus is to develop the market for Accoya®, primarily among the joinery and construction sectors as its exceptional properties of durability, stability and strength, plus its 50-year guarantee for exterior use when used above ground, makes it particularly attractive for the construction of windows, doors, decking, cladding or other joinery applications.

Accoya pool

Accoya 3

Paul reports to Latham’s Timber Director, John May who said, “Since joining James Latham, the work Paul has done in developing the market for our engineered timber, WoodEx® has been fantastic and so it seemed the natural choice for him to take on modified timber as well and he is already making massive in-roads.  Increasingly, specifiers are looking for products which are not only legal and sustainable but are more dimensionally stable and durable and both WoodEx® and now Accoya® offer an attractive solution for their joinery and construction projects. ”

Both WoodEx® and Accoya® are available directly from stock at all ten of James Latham’s timber distribution points covering the UK.

To learn more about Latham’s complete product range please visit www.lathamtimber.co.uk.