In order to adhere to Government COVID guidelines, we aim to make your visit as safe as possible. We will be limiting the number of customers in store so please be patient with our staff. We politely ask that all customers sanitise their hands, wear a face covering and socially distance.
BBC news July 2021 “With demand globally increasing and the UK importing many of its raw materials, lead times are lengthening and prices are shooting up”.
Unfortunately, since these headlines the situation has not improved. The supply and prices of our goods are being affected by the increase in demand post lock down coupled with a list of global issues within the supply chain over the last 12 months.
COVID 19 – restrictions in factory staffing and closures across the industry globally.
E.g. All factories in Indonesia under government instruction, are currently working at a 50% capacity, and all others are affected in some way by staff having to isolate.
BREXIT – introduction of complicated import legislation has increased costs and delays.
SHIPPING – a shortage of containers has caused a back log and costs to rise incredibly in the last 12months, from £1,000 to £8,000 per container from Asia.
DELIVERY – The shortage of HGV drivers post Brexit has caused a backlog in goods being delivered from ports and around the country.
WOOD – a warm winter in Scandinavia has affected the supply of timber resulting in the tripling of prices.
CHEMICALS – severely cold weather in Texas has affected the production of chemicals, plastics and polymer, raw materials used in manufacturing.
FOAM – a severe foam shortage earlier this year (caused by a shortage of chemicals needed for manufacture) affecting sofa manufacture.
All of our suppliers have been affected by one or more of these issues and are doing their best in extreme circumstances to fulfil their orders. Many of their lead times and prices have had to be increased.
We are doing our best to work with unprecedented, fluctuating delivery times and prices, so that your customer journey is kept as smooth as possible.
We are not always given notice for delays, but do always strive to keep you as informed as we are.
We ask you for your patience whilst we are working with so many challenges that are out of our control.
1 hour Personal Shopping Appointments
Spend an hour with a devoted sales consultant to help guide and advise you on your furnishing purchases. Available Tuesday – Friday. £50.00 fee for this service will be credited against any purchases made on the day. Due to social distancing, we ask a maximum of 2 people to attend. Please call 01992 573023 to book your appointment or book in store.
You can shop online here where we offer a delivery or click & collect option.
Our Lathams love story began 4 decades ago in 1971 when Peter Hellmers, architect, indulged his love for home design by launching the homes and gardens store in Epping.
Now continued by the second generation of the Hellmers family we contribute a combined wealth of experience in fashion, textile design, interior decorating and furniture restoration. Over the years we have evolved our house style and now offer our own ‘Lathams With Love’ and ‘Lathams Luxury’ ranges. Designed in house our own label furniture and soft furnishings, are manufactured by local artisans. We also source beautiful products from around the world but love to buy British and support small business as much as possible.
10 years ago our Interior design studio was born at the request of our customers. Here we recreate the Lathams look tailoring it to our clients lifestyles and homes.
We are passionate about home interiors and how they reflect and effect our moods and our lives. Forever on a mission to spread some Lathams love.
Why shop here…
Our high street store in Epping offers a warm friendly welcome from our experienced sales team and inspires you with gorgeous showroom displays encompassing our classic/contemporary Lathams style.
Alongside our furniture selection our showroom is seasonally stocked with design lead textiles, cushions, floral displays, artwork, china, picture frames, books and gifts.
We have our own amazing local delivery guys on hand to unwrap and assemble your order when they arrive to your door.
Combining our traditional values and customer service with design for contemporary lifestyles, our ever evolving, Lathams Home offers you a very personal shopping experience.
Please take a look at our loyalty card page, to see the amazing benefits of our loyalty card.
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE