Arnold Laver Blog

11/09/2019

What is MDF board?

While it’s likely you’ve heard of MDF, you may not know exactly what it stands for or how it is best used. MDF is an extremely common material for building or DIY projects, yet one that is often misunderstood when it comes to quality – largely due to its lower price point. If you’re partaking in a DIY or building project and are debating whether to use MDF, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Arnold Laver, we’re answering all of your MDF FAQ’s, running through exactly what MDF... Read More

15/08/2019

How To Clean And Protect Wooden Garden Furniture

From al fresco dining to picnics or BBQs with friends, there’s nothing quite like summers spent in the garden. High-quality garden furniture is a must-have throughout summer, allowing you to unwind and relax in your very own homemade Eden.   However, once summer is over, how do you ensure your garden furniture is protected throughout the winter months? And how do you clean and restore old wooden garden furniture ready for the new season?  Join us at Arnold Laver as we run through everything you need to know to restore, clean... Read More

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Timber Doors Exceed Performance Requirements in Fire Safety Tests

Timber fire doors have been given a major safety endorsement after every single one aced stringent fire tests that were ordered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) following London’s Grenfell Tower tragedy. One of the UK’s leading suppliers of timber and construction materials, Arnold Laver, provided a wide range of door sets for furnace testing between October 2018 and March 2019, and they were all found to exceed the minimum burn time requirement of 30-minutes. The testing of 25 timber doors, from Arnold Laver along with... Read More

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Arnold Laver Launch Verve Laminate Worktops

An extensive assortment of designs from classic to contemporary and from large scale marbles to rustic timbers. From the tried and tested postformed radius worktops to contemporary square edged, our collection offers endless opportunities. View more here or Buy Online Now > Features & Benefits: Made from high pressure laminate a highly durable and hygienic surface material perfect for the kitchen environment. A selection of 21 decors across two thicknesses 28mm and 38mm. Matching upstands and contrasting splashbacks available to complete the kitchen design. All worktops are manufactured to British standards and conform... Read More

07/03/2019
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Vivix Lap® – Cladding that performs all year round

VIVIX Lap® is high performance weatherboard by the Formica Group – cladding that performs all year round. Arnold Laver are proud to introduce VIVIX Lap to our product range. Vivix Lap is an overlap cladding system and is packed full of features and benefits. It matches performance with outstanding aesthetics, either as full facade cladding, or as a design feature in conjunction with other materials. No need for coatings or treatments, edge sealing or painting, that are typically associated with cement-based and other cladding materials. Colour co-ordinated fixings, profiles and... Read More

19/02/2019
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Verve Silkwood Solid and Engineered Worktops

Our range of Silkwood worktops are more than just a range of wooden worktops, they are pre-oiled and finished with a unique Silkwood surface that is ultra-smooth and highly-resistant to moisture. The Silkwood range features a carefully chosen selection of worktops, breakfast bars and matching upstands, giving you the very best in wooden worktops on the market. Made using the very best raw materials available, Silkwood worktops are virtually furniture-grade quality with matching performance. If you would like to place an order online, please click here > Features & Benefits: A... Read More

18/01/2019
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Introducing Unilin Flooring

We are pleased to offer our new Unilin range, which includes laminate, vinyl and solid wood flooring. Unilin creates beautiful and convenient quality products for any home. The benefit of Unilin’s flooring offer is that you can have all the beauty and style within a wide range of budgets. Choose from either the Quckstep or Elka product range. View our flooring range here > For further information, including specification, colours and finishes, then please contact your local Depot. Quick-Step Laminate Flooring Whether you like modern or traditional, Quick-Step Laminate offers... Read More

16/05/2018
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The Lightest Plywood Product in the World Floats Into the UK

The world’s lightest plywood is now available in the UK for the first time and is immediately proving popular with a vast range of users, from luxury yacht and motorhome builders through to packaging manufacturers and furniture producers. The product, known as Banova Plus, is being sold exclusively by Arnold Laver.  It features an innovative design that combines a balsa core with lightweight hardwood surfaces, to create a product that typically weighs half as much as conventional plywood, whilst being just a strong and robust. In addition, Banova Superflex is... Read More

05/04/2018
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North East Depot Wins Supplier of the Year Award

It was with great shock and surprise that our Newcastle Depot received the newly announced Avant Homes Supplier of the Year Award 2017/18. This was the first year of the Awards and we at Arnold Laver did not expect to win. There were various categories including Supplier of the Year and Contractor of the Year but the Arnold Laver team fought off some very stiff competition to win this wonderful award. Their criteria included Customer Service, Deliveries and Technical Support, all of which the staff at our North-East Depot are... Read More

03/04/2018
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How To Choose The Right Shed

  A shed is a great addition to any garden, offering a versatile solution for garden storage needs. To many, a shed is just a shed, but at Arnold Laver we love looking for new ways to update your garden with sheds that are much more than a simple wooden hut! In this blog we’re going to explore the different types of sheds available what you need to look for when choosing a shed and the best types to suit your outdoor space. What do you need it for? The... Read More