Arnold Laver Blog

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

31/03/2018

DIY Project Ideas For Spring

After what felt like a very long winter, spring has officially sprung and it’s time to get back into the garden and preparing it for the summer ahead! If you’re ready and raring to get back into your outdoor space, we’ve gathered some of the best garden DIY project ideas for spring to give you some inspiration. Dust off the lawnmower It’s safe to say that your lawn will still be feeling the effects of the cold winter and chances are, mowing it over the cold season wasn’t top of... Read More

02/03/2018

4 Garden Trends For 2018

  There are so many advantages to putting your time, energy and money into your outdoor area; a perfectly designed patio will make you want to spend more time there, whilst a well tended flower bed will provide much satisfaction to those with green fingers. Preparing your garden in advance means that you can make the most of spending time in your garden relaxing or entertaining without worrying about disruption during the summer months. Take a look at our top four garden trends for 2018 and see if your garden... Read More

31/01/2018

Sheet Materials: Tips For Using MDF

  Working with different sheet materials for home improvements or on a construction site, whether you’re a novice or a professional, can be a great basis to creating something long lasting and looking brilliant. Today at Arnold Laver we’re covering some simple tips for using MDF in order to help your projects run as smoothly as possible! Our sheet materials are the perfect place to start any DIY or construction project, as we provide a multitude of different types and finishes – you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking... Read More

30/11/2017
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How To Refinish A Door

  Whether you want to update the look of your door with a fresh lick of paint, it’s good to start right at the beginning. Stripping the first layer of paint can reduce the danger of adding another layer of paint which may cause blistering. At Arnold Laver we have a dedicated department for all kinds of doors for interior and exterior use, with many suitable for refinishing with stains, paints or varnishes. How To Strip A Wooden Door There are many different ways to strip a door to its... Read More