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 both Accoya® and WoodEx® - which are supplied by James Latham - offer an attractive solution, especially for the manufacture of doors and windows.
Backed by decades of research and development, Accoya® offers complete confidence and is guaranteed for 50 years.
One of the most advanced wood products on the market, Accoya® is a modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified softwood, incorporating Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology which delivers outstanding levels of performance, stability and durability.
Produced using fast growing species, it can be safely recycled and is as impressively durable as the highest quality tropical hardwoods. Plus, as well as doors and windows, this quality, long lasting product is suitable for a wide range of external joinery applications.
James Latham’s 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 products distributor is now seeing this versatile timber being specified in more and more joinery projects.
WoodEx® offers numerous features and benefits. It has two high-quality, clear faces for use in joinery applications and is ideally suitable for use in timber doors and windows as the product offers greater dimensional stability. In addition, Lathams can supply the product either as finger jointed or as one piece.
James Latham’s Group Product Sales & Development Manager, Paul Leach, commented: “As demand for sustainably modified wood continues to grow, whether for windows, doors, decking, cladding or other joinery applications, Accoya® is a fantastic material for external specification.”
He added, “Achieving registered trademark status for WoodEx® is great news for us, apart from the obvious protection and exclusivity it affords, it not only enhances the WoodEx® brand but also demonstrates the support and long term plans we have for this great product.
“Demand is increasing all the time and our stock now covers a wide range of sizes and species, providing a versatile addition to our already extensive timber range.”
WoodEx® is available ex-stock in lengths of 0.8m to 3m, (6.0m in finger jointed faced Redwood) and in sizes ranging from 48mm x 95mm to 72mm x 120mm. Special sizes and lengths are also available to order.