Arnold Laver Blog

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 type... 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 or... 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 for... 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 base... Read More

21/11/2017

What You Need To Know About Fire Doors

Fire doors are an integral part of fire safety in all buildings and should be considered in every environment, from the workplace to your home. Creating a safer space to live and work is a duty that you owe not just to other people, but to yourself. At Arnold Laver we’re taking a look at the fire door information you should be aware of and the wide range of high quality fire doors available to buy online. If you’re thinking about installing fire doors in your new home, or simply... Read More

30/10/2017
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How To Insulate Your Doors

Insulating your internal and external doors is imperative to keeping your home free from unwanted draughts and chills any time of the year, but it’s particularly important during the colder months. Late summer or early autumn is an ideal time to take a look at the current effectiveness of the insulation of your doors and improve their efficiency. Why is it important to insulate doors? Insulation for your entire home is important, including windows, floors, walls and doors, as a means to keeping the home energy efficient! The most known... Read More

20/10/2017
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How To Choose A Kitchen Worktop

The right kitchen worktop can play a vital part in the overall look and finish of any kitchen, and when it comes to selecting the right worktop for your kitchen it’s important to consider both performance and appearance. Remember, kitchen worktops take the brunt of those daily kitchen tasks, from food preparation to having hot pans and plates placed on them, but work surfaces can play a huge part in adding to the look of a kitchen. Consider the durability factor and visual finish you want from your kitchen worktop... Read More

29/09/2017
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A Guide To Fixing Common Door Issues

  Whether you’ve recently installed a new door or you’re experiencing a new issue with a current door fitting, sometimes there will be problems that arise which will need addressing to keep the doors in your home working efficiently. At Arnold Laver we’ve put together a guide to fixing common door issues and problems, offering solutions and tips to ensure that your internal doors are working perfectly. Door Hitting The Wall If you’re finding that with a little extra force that the door is hitting back against the wall, potentially... Read More