The exclusive five-year agreement will see Timber Connection distributing LIGNIA’s products across the UK and the Republic of Ireland from its 150,000ft2 base in Kirkby, near Liverpool.

LIGNIA is a natural, modified FSC-certified softwood timber designed to match, and in some cases exceeds hardwoods such as European oak and Ipe in performance.

The company’s manufacturing process is also designed to enhance the wood to include greater durability, with a 50-year warranty offered against rot and decay in above-ground applications, plus improved performance for shrinkage and swelling.

The product is aimed at both indoor and outdoor applications, including general joinery such as cladding, flooring and decking, as well as for use in windows and doors.

“We’re delighted to be working with Timber Connection in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for our LIGNIA products,” said LIGNIA's commercial director Steve Rogers.

“They have 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 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,” said Timber Connection’s managing director Danny Catherall.

“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”.