James Latham adds Accoya Color Grey to its cladding and decking portfolio

James Latham announces the arrival of Accoya Color Grey (Accoya Grey), the latest addition to Accsys’ pioneering modified wood range, in the UK and Irish specifiers markets…

Timber wall surface behind bench

Available nationwide, across the distributor’s network of 13 depots, Accoya Grey from James Latham, combines the modified timber’s unique attributes with a new, sultry, smoky shade of grey for cladding that delivers both style and substance.

The introduction of a grey variation responds to an increasing appetite amongst architects for more muted colourways, to achieve elegant and understated facades which achieve a balance between the striking and subtle. Full-body coloured, from surface to core, visual consistency is guaranteed even when the material is cut.

Manufactured according to Accsys’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya Grey is ultra-durable with low porosity making it suitable for most commercial and residential cladding and decking applications. Possessing Durability Class 1 means it’s well-suited for use in locations with adverse weather conditions, particularly wind-driven rain. Furthermore, it requires no coating, resulting in efficiency gains and fewer resources used during installation.

A building made from timber

Image credit: James Latham

Similar to all products in the range, Accoya Grey is also easy to work with, the boards are relatively lightweight and can be machined to a wide range of profiles. This is a service that James Latham is also equipped to offer in-house through its specialist timber manufacturing business, Dresser Mouldings. Servicing both the UK and Ireland, the dedicated team can prepare the Accoya cladding or decking panels for contractors to simply plug and play when they arrive on-site.

That’s not all, Accoya Grey is also equipped to meet, and surpass, the strict sustainability requirements found in most contemporary design briefs. This includes Cradle-to-Cradle Certified® Gold, guaranteeing its carbon neutrality and making it an environmentally friendly material choice, particularly when compared to many traditional materials.

Commenting on the introduction of Accoya Grey, Justin Hayward, Technical Timber Manager at James Latham, said: “This new colour within the Accoya portfolio demonstrates how its manufacturer, Accsys, has its finger on the pulse when it comes to trend-watching. Likewise, we’ve noticed an increasing demand from our specifier audience for grey-toned timber, so it’s great to be able to offer such an attractive option that possesses a superior degree of strength and low carbon credentials.”

Accoya Grey is available in a variety of dimensions, with prices available on enquiry, according to project scope and requirements.

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