The future of wood

The UK’s largest independent timber and panel products distributor James Latham, now offers the next generation of timber and panel products through all nine of its nationwide panel depots with both Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme.

Accoya®
Sourced from fast growing sustainable forests, Accoya® wood, which spans eight decades of research, is a certified softwood which uses Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology to deliver exceptionally high levels of performance, stability and durability.

Boasting a 50-year guarantee for exterior use and 25-years when used in the ground, Accoya® wood offers all kinds of new possibilities and solutions for outdoor projects which may involve challenging and demanding applications. 

It can be used for virtually any joinery project and is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and insulation value are key factors.

Plus, for window frames, Accoya® wood is the material of choice. Not only does it have extremely low thermal conductivity but it matches or exceeds the durability and dimensionally stability of the best tropical hardwoods. It can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Accoya® wood’s low maintenance requirements add to its cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.

Medite®Tricoya® Extreme
The design and application possibilities offered by this high technology wood  – which sees the marriage of acetylated wood fibre with the manufacturing technology of Medite MDF  – has already excited and stimulated composite product manufacturers, designers, architects and the construction industry alike. 

Characterised by its durability, dimensional stability and reliability, and offering Medite®Tricoya® Extreme inspires creativity and discovery in environments where humidity and weather are usually concerns. 

A highly durable panel product, it is revolutionising the way designers, architects, joiners and fabricators approach wood panels and what they use them for.

The potential applications for Medite®Tricoya® Extreme are far ranging and are particularly well suited in areas where wood would not traditionally have been considered.

James Latham’s Technical Timber Sales Development Manager, Justin Hayward explained,

“Both of these products offer outstanding levels of performance in stability and durability which are produced using Accsys’ proprietary wood modification process and as a specialist distributor for both I am extremely excited.”

“Latham’s has a long history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to market and I really do believe that this is the future of wood.”

He added,

“Because of the unique properties, features and benefits of Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme, they are fast becoming recognised by architects, joiners, specifiers and the construction industry as the wood material of choice for exterior applications.”