James Latham has agreed a deal to become the exclusive UK distributor for Decospan’s added value products which includes the Shinnoki, Querkus, Nørdus, and Look’likes collections.

Decospan is a European leader in premium veneer processing and its unique production methods capture and enhance the beauty, colour, markings and structure of solid wood, combining these with the many advantages of a veneered panel.


The new Shinnoki range offers prefinished wood veneered panels for architects, designers and furniture makers, allowing them to create stylish and distinctive interiors. Unlike regular veneered panels, Shinnoki products are supplied ready-to-use and do not require further finishing.

Available in sixteen on-trend finishes such as Manhattan Oak, Cinnamon Triba and Stardust Walnut, Shinnoki panels also offer phenolic laminate backs and matching edging plus, Shinnoki is as easy to work with as a melamine board, delivering time and cost-saving benefits while maintaining the natural, lively appearance of wood, both visually and to the touch.


Sourcing both sustainably harvested FSC® Certified European White Oak and reclaimed Oak timbers to produce the panels as well as unique and innovative veneer matching techniques, Querkus offers a designer unprecedented choice.  Wire brushing and patented “saw effect” scratching options impart character, texture and authenticity to the meticulously assembled board meaning that no matter how they’re finished, the panels will look natural.


New for 2018, the Querkus range, which includes Oak Natural, Oak Vintage and Oak Smoked, also offers flexibility and customisation allowing a specifier to select a panel that meets exactly their colour, pattern, touch and budgetary needs.


Nørdus is inspired by Scandinavian and modernist style which allows designers to create simple, yet practical interiors that are timeless. With Nørdus, only the best softwood and Birch is collected and carefully processed into finely cut veneer. Advanced surface treatments reinforce the unique beauty of the wood and highlight its 3D aspect.


Look’likes offer the great looks of real wood in an affordable and environment-friendly product, benefits that every designer can appreciate. The Look’likes collection is made of real wood but not with the actual wood species. FSC® Certified wood species such as Ayous, Spruce or Poplar are given the appearance of a different wood specie such as Oak, Ebony, Teak or Zebrano.

Chris Sutton, Managing Director of James Latham said, “Decospan has been a strategic partner of James Latham for a number of years now and this agreement is fantastic news and fits perfectly with our plans to develop this sector.

Reaction from architects and designers to all of these ranges has been really positive, and we are already seeing specifications coming through, particularly for high-end residential, retail, commercial and hospitality projects.”