Comprehensive new guides from James Latham

James Latham, the UK’s leading timber and panel products distributor, is pleased to announce the availability of several new guides to provide customers with information on all Latham’s products as well as the company’s commitment to the environment.

The Summer 2006 Product and Price Guide is now available. The comprehensive guide details Latham’s extensive product portfolio, making it easy for customers to choose exactly the right product.

The brochure is divided into easy to follow sections, including hardwoods, softwoods, panel products and flooring. The final section is dedicated to Latham’s specialist and overlaid panels arm, Advanced Technical Panels. The guide also includes comments from the chairman, Roger Latham, director Chris Sutton and timber sales director, John May.

The latest Timber Purchasing Information Guide details important details about the company’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, as well as listing the certified timber available at Lathams, including the FSC, SGS and PEFC ranges; a portfolio which is expanding rapidly.

A comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section answers some of the common queries that customers have about responsible timber purchasing, such as why it is so important to purchase legally sourced wood.

The guide also details alternative schemes to FSC, including the Malaysian Timber Council Certification scheme (MTCC) and the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and a list of ten environmental commitments can be found at the back of the brochure.

Customers can also read the company’s latest Guide to Environmental Certifications which is now available. The guide outlines Latham’s environmental policies, and is aimed at helping customers meet the Government requirements for the purchase of verified legal timber. It details the government’s Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) and explains the Chain of Custody (COC) certification.

James Latham has the most comprehensive range of wood based panel products and timber in the UK, all of which are purchased in accordance with the company’s environmental purchasing policy. Wherever possible, Lathams buys material certified to one of the recognized schemes.

For copies of the brochures, or for details on any products available from James Latham, contact the marketing department on 0116 257 3415 or email Alternatively, visit the website at

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