Our History

Since the first James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757, the company has, under the continuing management and direction of the Latham family, developed into a leading importer and distributor of wood-based sheet materials ("panel products"), joinery quality softwood and hardwood and hardwood flooring. The company has a Nationwide, strategically placed distribution base, fully able to bring our ever expanding range of products and services to existing and potential customers.

Please click here to download a copy of our James Latham History Roll

James Latham

Lathams Ltd is the trading subsidiary of James Latham PLC.  Operating from twelve branches throughout the UK and Ireland, we work with merchants & distributors, construction professionals, designers, architects and more, enabling the most demanding designs and construction projects to become a reality. 

Our stock of panel products constitutes probably the most comprehensive range of species, sizes and non-standard thicknesses available in the UK today. We regularly launch new products, including LG HI-MACS Natural Acrylic Stone, details of which you can find on this website, along with our up to date range of Latham product literature, which is available to download.

We continue to hold comprehensive stock of the main temperate and tropical hardwoods from around the world. These include European, North American, African and Far Eastern species. We also source high quality joinery softwood from North America and Scandinavia.

Our depots have the ability to offer further processed panel products plus timber cladding and mouldings.

Advanced Technical Panels (ATP) are the industry leading specialist distributors of overlaid and pre-finished panels into the transport, access tower and playground manufacturing sectors.


For a copy of our environmental statement and to view or download our environmental brochure, please visit our Environmental section.

Information is also available from our marketing department on email[email protected]  

Please click here to download a copy of our Company Mission Statement.

James Latham PLC is an AIM listed company.

Registered Office:
Lathams Ltd
Unit 3, Swallow Park, Finway Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP2 7QU
Registered Number 967247, registered in England and Wales

Email: [email protected]
Corporate Website:  www.lathams.co.uk

Contact Us...

Follow Us