Specifier Review
James Latham

Latham’s timber trio offers a solid solution

Increasingly, architects, as well as the joinery and construction sectors are looking to specify products which are not only dimensionally stable and durable, but also legal and sustainable and James Latham offer a trio of timber solutions, suitable for all kinds of applications.


Carrying a 50-year warranty and incorporating Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation process, Accoya® wood is modified all the way through, not just at the surface layer like many alternative treatments.  Specifiers of Accoya® wood can have absolute confidence in its durability in a way that has not previously been possible.  This is validated in a laboratory after the process has taken place and using an array of sophisticated and proven analytical techniques, Accoya® wood’s producers ensure that every batch is of a consistent quality, reaching the highest possible performance standards.

Plus, when Accoya® wood is cut or jointed, there are no exposed, non-acetylated surfaces in any dimension.  This completely negates the need to apply additional chemical preservatives on-site, as is necessary with unmodified or envelope-treated woods, making it an ideal option for windows, doors, decking and cladding as well as numerous other external joinery applications.

Produced using fast growing species, Accoya® is also FSC® certified and because it is 100% non-toxic, off-cuts can be safely re-cycled, burnt or composted.


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Exclusive to James Latham, WoodEx® is a versatile, premium quality, engineered hardwood and softwood timber product made from European Redwood, European Oak, Sapele and Red Grandis.

Combining high performance with aesthetic appeal, WoodEx® offers numerous features and benefits.

It has two high-quality, clear faces for use in joinery applications and is ideally suited for use in timber doors and windows as the product offers greater dimensional stability.

In addition, Lathams can supply WoodEx® either as finger-jointed or as one piece.

Available with both FSC® and PEFC® certification, WoodEx® is now recognised as a registered trademark with the UK Patent Office.


When it comes to projects requiring high performing sections such as pivot windows , doors and large sliding sashes, James Latham now offer a fail-safe, structurally stable component.  Boasting a number of impressive features and benefits which include 6.6mm thick, weather resistant, PU-laminated top layers that reduce the spread of moisture tensions over the cross section which can cause warping, thus improving bending stiffness and stability.

In addition, a further product is now also available, incorporating a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) stabiliser which delivers improved resistance against tension warping caused by moisture, therefore significantly improving bending stiffness through reinforced tension.

Made using Spruce, Pine, European Larch, Siberian Larch, European Oak, Meranti and Red Grandis, Lathams range of anti-bend timber is available with both PEFC® and FSC® certification.

Accoya®, WoodEx® and anti-bend are available directly from stock through James Latham’s 12-strong network of branches throughout the UK and Ireland.

For contact details and to find out more about Latham’s full range of timber products, go to: www.lathamtimber.co.uk

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