Barry-based LIGNIA® Wood Company, the modified timber manufacturer, has signed a distribution agreement with one of the UK’s leading timber distributors – Timber Connection.
The exclusive five-year agreement will see Timber Connection distributing LIGNIA’s products across the UK and the Republic of Ireland from its 150,000 ft² base in Kirkby, near Liverpool.
LIGNIA is a natural, modified timber which matches, and in some cases exceeds hardwoods such as European oak and Ipe in performance. The company’s manufacturing process involves taking sustainably-sourced, FSC softwood and modifying it into high performance timber. It is also enhanced to include greater durability, with a 50-year warranty against rot and decay in above-ground applications, plus improved performance for shrinkage and swelling.
LIGNIA is ‘wood made for life’. A small movement wood, it can be used both indoors and outdoors for a wide range of applications, including general joinery such as cladding, flooring and decking. It is also suitable for use in windows and doors. As a modified FSC timber that starts life as a softwood, it is well-placed to offer the construction and joinery sectors a proven ecologically-viable alternative to the use of hardwoods, thus helping to reduce deforestation in tropical rainforests
Established in 1991, Timber Connection is a leading supplier of commercially-imported hardwoods and premium grade softwoods to the importer / merchant sector within the UK and Ireland. With an extensive product range and the expertise to match, the company is respected throughout the trade.
LIGNIA’s Commercial Director Steve Rogers said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Timber Connection in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for our LIGNIA products. They have both an excellent reputation and the ability to develop full national coverage into our chosen market sectors, so we’re now looking to leverage the competitive advantage they bring to ensure LIGNIA becomes the product of choice in these markets.”
Timber Connection’s Managing Director Danny Catherall added:
“Timber Connection is really looking forward to this exciting opportunity and believe we are the ideal partner to establish the LIGNIA brand in the UK and Ireland. Having had the chance to follow developments over the last 12 months from their company’s inspiring base in Barry we are hugely impressed and look forward to working with the LIGNIA team to ensure success for both of our businesses going forward”.