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Suite 301

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52 Upper Street
N1 0QH
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Tel + (0) 207 288 6417 Overview
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James Latham


Established in 1757, James Latham has been importing and distributing timber and wood based 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 ninth 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. A member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation, James Latham 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 plus the business has also been independently audited to ensure that it is compliant with the European Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR).

CPD Material (5)

Poplar Plywood
This CPD aims to give an insight into poplar plywood as a sustainable and environmentally friendly natural resource. It will give an overview of types of European poplar plywood before outlining the advantages and applications of the material. By the end of the seminar you should have a better understanding of:
- The advantages of poplar plywood including its potential for moisture resistance
- The potential combinations of poplar plywood with other materials to form enhanced products
- The potential role for poplar plywood in Passivhaus construction
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
How to Specify Wood Veneer
This seminar looks at how to specify wood veneer in order to achieve the required results. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what wood veneer is and what it can be used for
- Understand what determines the look of wood veneer
- Understand current trends in the use of wood veneer
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Passivhaus Timber Doorsets
This seminar looks at Passivhaus timber doorsets. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the types of suitable external door constructions available
- Understand how to specify Passivhaus timber doorsets and achieve certification
- Understand relevant UK building regulations
- Understand CE marking for timber doorsets
- Understand environmental considerations
Material type: Seminar
Performance Door Blanks
This seminar aims:

- To understand the concept of performance door blanks.
- To understand the significance of performance door blanks.
- With regard to the Approved Documents, to understand the limitations and also the conflicts of performance door blanks.
- How door specification may be improved through the appreciation of the limitations and conflicts.
- To develop a better overall appreciation of doors in specification.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Acrylic Solid Surface
This seminar will look at:
- Components of solid surfacing and how it is made
- Production
- Fabrication
- Applications
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar