lightweight canopy structure

Plywood canopy gives London hospital the wow factor

James Latham recently supplied more than 40 sheets of WISA Twin Plywood which was used to create a lightweight canopy structure for an impressive freestanding workspace pavilion in Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the St. Thomas’ Hospital campus. The canopy, which was designed by leading architectural practice, CarverHaggard and fabricated by Wyliewood, provides shading, lighting,[…]

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interlocking connections

SI-Modular: Sustainable building system with timber I-beams

Architect Hans-Ludwig Stell from Münster, Germany, has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This quick, easy, and self-explanatory timber construction, SI-Modular, is based on Metsä Wood´s I-beam Finnjoist®. Hans-Ludwig Stell, the managing partner of the Stellinnovation GmbH, was asked to develop a house type for use in development-aid that could[…]

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Metsa Wood

Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction. By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to[…]

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timber clading

Sustainable Building Designs Take Over

Danny Phelan, National Sales Manager at Panel Systems, looks at how building designers and architects are using innovative cladding materials, such as timber, to create modern and environmentally sustainable building designs.  “There have been great leaps forward made in green building techniques over the past decade and, as a result, we have seen building product[…]

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Hunter Douglas

Bespoke ceiling adds unique touch to university refurbishment

The University of Birmingham is one of the UK’s leading Russell Group universities, featuring in the top 15 of the University League Tables 2017. The leafy Edgbaston campus is undergoing a series of major building projects and Hunter Douglas, the international leader in architectural building products, played its role in the refurbishment of a lecture[…]

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eco-friendly wood protection

Organowood® makes timber cladding sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an environmentally friendly and durable wood protection system that ensures longevity, without using harsh chemicals. OrganoWood[…]

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Split House

Accoya® windows take in first-class views at split level Hastings home

Accoya specified for windows in specially designed split level house Windows chosen for eco-friendly properties and high levels of durability and stability Accoya window applications require little maintenance and will remain durable against variable weather conditions Accoya, the world-leading modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has been used to construct windows and doors for a[…]

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Accoya Celebrates a Decade of Durability

World-leading Modified Wood Stands the Test of Time The world’s first home to be clad in Accoya last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, coinciding with the publication of an influential trade report proving the wood’s resilience following 10 years’ uninterrupted exposure to natural weathering. Accoya’s ‘decade of durability’ was initially marked with a successful review[…]

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street furniture

Natural Elements Range from Marshalls

Marshalls is pleased to announce the latest edition to its Street Furniture portfolio. The Natural Elements range is a modular, coordinated range, inspired by biophilic design and elements from the natural environment. The range aims to introduce natural forms, patterns and materials into urban spaces, integrating planting areas within a modular seating system. Natural Elements[…]

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timber decking

Low maintenance decking that stands the test of time

James Latham is seeing the popularity of its premium quality composite decking ProFi soar due to its outstanding performance properties which include minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface. Germany by UPM – is perfectly suited to the hospitality sector, ensuring that despite high traffic and almost constant[…]

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timber cladding

High performance, long life timber cladding

Accoya®, the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots. Created from sustainably sourced wood and completely non-toxic, Accoya is a revolution in wood technology. And with TRADA approval for the 15mm profile when used as an external cladding product, it’s the perfect[…]

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Accoya

Accoya® chosen as the ideal wood for an Orangery in Birmingham

Accoya was selected as the ideal wood for the custom fabricated windows and doors of this orangery, designed and crafted by Midland Conservatories. As a company, Midland Conservatories make a range of high end windows, doors, conservatories & orangeries. Increasingly, Midland Conservatories have found that they have been asked to use Accoya more throughout their[…]

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eco friendly wood protection

External wood solution for all needs

OrganoWood® is the latest name in sustainable wood protection and is building a reputation amongst architects, professionals and end users as the external wood treatment of choice for a number of different applications. Offering three leading products – OrganoWood® 01 Protection, OrganoWood® 02 Repellent and OrganoWood® 03 Cleaner – OrganoWood has developed a product for[…]

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Garnica Plywood

New plywood guaranteed to be popular for James Latham

As the UK’s biggest independent distributor of panel products and timber, James Latham has announced the latest addition to its portfolio, a new range of Poplar Plywood. Responsibly sourced and ethically verified, this new range of plywood, which is both PEFC and FSC certified, is being supplied by Spanish processing giant Garnica and for distribution[…]

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Accoya® chosen for French windows & doors at a country home in Bath

Designed and manufactured by Bath Bespoke, Accoya was selected for the windows and French windows and doors throughout this stunning country home on the outskirts of Bath. All the windows and doors were completely bespoke and crafted using traditional methods by the team at Bath Bespoke. Working closely with their clients and their selected architects,[…]

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Accoya Acetylated Wood

Accoya® cladding scores full marks at performing arts school

High performing school choses Accoya for cladding Impressive sustainability credentials and BREEAM rating key to specification Over 1200m2 of Accoya used throughout project in SE England Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood, has been used to clad a new creative centre at one of the UK’s highest performing schools. Pipers Corner School, an independent day school[…]

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Laminated Veneer Lumber

Fast construction with prefabricated wood elements

Using wood elements allows faster building turnaround. This leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. The pace of construction is kept at the desired level, because prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks at construction sites. Utilizing prefabricated wood elements is a surprisingly fast option for on-site construction. For example,[…]

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Imago makes the ‘big decision’ easy for timber doors

With today’s engineered woods, anything is possible.  In Vancouver, construction has just finished on the world’s largest timber building – and architects believe that wood will become the key construction material of the 21st century. For homeowners, too, timber allows huge flexibility as anybody who has watched Grand Designs will know.  Timber looks equally impressive[…]

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WoodEx® Recognised as a Registered Trademark

James Latham has announced that WoodEx®, its premium quality, engineered hardwood and softwood timber product, is now recognised as a registered trademark with the UK Patent Office. Introduced into the market four years ago, WoodEx® is made from European Ash, European Redwood, European Oak, Sapele and Grandis and the UK’s biggest independent timber and panel[…]

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hardwood

Brimstone – thermally modified hardwood triumphs at TTJ Timber Innovation Awards

Although only launched in March 2016, Brimstone thermally modified hardwood is already making a mark after receiving the award for Innovative Product Development at the TTJ Timber Innovation Awards 2016. Developed by Vastern Timber, Brimstone is the first commercially available thermally modified British timber, offering specifiers and designers all the benefits of thermal modification, but[…]

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Finish first with OrganoWood®

With architects turning their attention to timber as a favourite material for cladding, Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of OrganoWood®, the natural wood preservative specialist, explains the necessity for specifying a wood protection that offers more than just an aesthetically pleasing finish. Timber has always been a popular cladding material in many countries throughout Europe. This[…]

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Imago Lift & Slide

Imago Lift & Slide the Perfect Choice for Ambitious Hillside Project

Imago Lift & Slide Door by Italian hardware giants, AGB, was chosen for an ambitious hillside house in Italy. Its large glazed area and slimline frame makes it the perfect door to maximise light and provide thermal insulation to meet the requirements of the development. The project called Casa S, created by Italian architects Studio 3XL,[…]

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OrganoWood®: The new name in sustainable wood protection

With a strong reputation in the Nordic countries, OrganoWood is the latest name to hit the wood treatment market in the UK. OrganoWood offers architects, professionals and end users the next generation of environmentally friendly wood protection. The complete system offers flame, rot and fungal protection, as well as extreme water and dirt repellence for[…]

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