The Construction Centre
Magnifying Glass

James Latham plc

World

Visit our website

Find out more about us:
www.lathamtimber.co.uk

Email

Send an enquiry

Phone

Call us now

0116 257 3415

  • Bausens solid oak flooring
  • Extensive stock
  • HI-MACS Alpine White Bathroom
  • Lifecycle decking
  • Moralt Door Blanks
  • S-cafe
  • Tree planting 2013
  • Woodex door application

James Latham Company Profile

Established in 1757, James Latham plc has been importing and distributing timber and panel products to the UK for more than two and a half centuries.

Under the continuing direction of the Latham family, the business – whose current management team includes a number of eighth generation family members – has developed into an industry leader in panel products, hardwood, hardwood flooring and joinery quality softwood and now offers probably the most comprehensive and varied product range available in the market today.

Lathams’ wide-ranging portfolio includes an extensive choice of innovative surface solutions such as LG HI-MACS®, its highly popular solid surface material, for which it is now the exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland. HI-MACS® can be thermoformed to almost any 3D shape and allows for perfectly imperceptible joints, so even large-area installations have the appearance of one seamless application. Its versatility allows users to mould and transform their ideas into reality with possibilities far beyond those offered by materials traditionally used in the world of architecture and design.

A number of exciting new surface products have been added to the portfolio this year which are already having a big impact within architects and designers including Allure – another product for which James Latham is the exclusive UK distributor. This range offers six different types of real stone laminate, a choice of high-gloss bold and vibrant acrylic colours as well as a high-gloss wood grain. There’s also a rough-cut and brushed oak veneered option as well as eco-friendly, reconstituted exotic veneers in patterns such as Rosewood and Ebony.

Another new addition generating plenty of interest is Valchromat, a coloured Engineered Fibreboard in which the colour runs throughout the entire board. With eight vibrant colours in the range, Valchromat is already proving to be popular within the UK shop fitting and furniture manufacturing sectors where bold and impactful colours are part of the specification. Plus, it has been approved by the British Standards Association as safe to use in the manufacture of children’s toys.

Also new this year is Nevamar, a high pressure laminate suitable for use in hotels, restaurants and bars, airports, hospitals, retail shops and other commercial environments. Nevamar incorporates a unique, patented Armoured Protection (ARP) technology which stands up to more abuse than similar products. The result is an extremely hard-wearing decorative material that looks newer for longer which also makes it ideal for residential installations.

James Latham also offers an extensive range of high performance door blanks, veneered and melamine panels, lightweight MFC boards, Birch plywood, plus hardwood and softwood plywood. In addition, as one of the largest distributors of MDF in the UK, stocks are held of standard, light, moisture resistant, F.R and Exterior panels.

Plus, as well as a comprehensive stock of the main temperate and tropical hardwoods from Europe, Africa, North America, and the Far East, Lathams also sources high quality joinery softwoods from North America and Scandinavia.

The addition of Bausen, Lathams’ own brand Solid Hardwood and Engineered flooring, offers an affordable range of quality flooring and the company has developed a dedicated website www.bausenhardwoodflooring.co.uk to provide information to customers.

In addition, the group has a specialist custom-built panel division, Advanced Technical Panels (ATP), which is the UK’s leading supplier of pre-finished and overlaid panels as well as certified Birch plywood for commercial vehicles, loading bays, van-linings and walkways.

Through 10 strategically-based depots, Lathams has nationwide coverage including Scotland, and is able to offer its products for prompt collection or delivery within 24-72 hours, depending on location.

James Latham is a member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation and was the first signatory to the Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified.

For more information on Lathams’ ever-expanding range of wood-based panel products, softwood, hardwood and hardwood flooring or for a copy of the company’s environmental statement, please visit www.lathamtimber.co.uk where you can also view or download various brochures and literature.

Latest News and Press Releases

Address

Unit 3, Swallow Park
Finway Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 7QU

Tel: 0116 257 3415

Other Branches

Dudley Depot

Address

Unit 3, Yorks Park
Blowers Green Road
Dudley
West Midlands
DY2 8UL

Telephone

01384 234444

Fareham Depot

Address

Unit 6, Matrix Park
Talbot Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 5AP

Telephone

01329 854800

Gateshead Depot

Address

Nest Road
Felling Industrial Estate
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE10 0LU

Telephone

0191 469 4211

Hemel Hempstead Depot

Address

Unit 2, Swallow Park
Finway Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 7QU

Telephone

01442 849000

Leeds Depot

Address

Topcliffe Close
Capitol Park East
Tingley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
WF3 1DR

Telephone

0113 387 0830

Purfleet Depot

Address

Units 22/24, Purfleet Industrial Park
Juliette Way
Aveley
South Ockendon
Essex
RM15 4YD

Telephone

01708 864477

Scotland Depot

Address

Pharos
Brittain Way
Eurocentral
Lanarkshire
ML1 4XJ

Telephone

01698 838777

Thurrock Depot

Address

Unit 4
Dolphin Way
Purfleet
Essex
RM19 1NZ

Telephone

01708 869800

Wigston Depot

Address

Chartwell Drive
Off West Avenue
Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 2FN

Telephone

0116 288 9161

Yate Depot

Address

Badminton Road Trading Estate
Yate
Bristol
BS37 5JX

Telephone

01454 315421

What We Do