Arnold Laver

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

17/09/2017
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How To Care For Hardwood Flooring During Winter

Winter can mean a number of things for your home; the central heating gets more use, condensation appears on the windows and outdoor furniture can be put into storage. But what do the winter months mean for your flooring? At Arnold Laver we’re hoping to prepare you with ways to get your home and outdoor areas ready to take the hit of winter in order to keep your home looking it’s best through the harshest of seasons. Be proactive It goes without saying that the autumn and winter months are... Read More

30/07/2017

4 Simple Ways To Update Your Home

The summer season often gets homeowners in the mood to freshen up their living space; often it’s a sociable season where we invite people to our homes for BBQ’s and parties and begin to think about ways we can update the aesthetic of our homes. At Arnold Laver we’re considering ways to update your home, from big changes to temporary things that you can do to inject some life into your existing surroundings. Factors to consider when looking to update your home Budget – It goes without saying that a... Read More

30/05/2017
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Four Ways To Enhance Your Garden With Timber

The summer is well on it’s way, and that means lawn mowers at the ready for a restyle and cut. Your garden has been neglected these past few months. Winter has hit hard, cracking another paving stone and blowing over that fence panel. We want you to fall in love with your garden again, so, that is why we have put together a few ideas about how to make the most of your outdoor space this summer. It all starts with one building material: Timber. Embrace Organic Living It’s not... Read More

24/05/2017
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Arnold Laver supports local primate sanctuary by donating roof for new enclosure

  Guy and Girlie, two vervet monkeys, at the Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary, Ascot, are looking forward to a more comfortable future. Volunteers from previous ‘Student Environmental Enrichment Courses (SEECs)’ gave up weekends to work on a home, based on 25 telegraph poles for the two primates. ‘But their efforts would have come to nothing if it had not been for the incredible generosity of Arnold Laver. When I asked for a discount on the high quality Swedish wood required for the roofing they donated £600 of 4 x 2 timbers... Read More

22/05/2017

Fire Door Safety Day – 11th May 2017

Thursday 11th May saw representatives from Arnold Laver and leading industry experts present a Fire Door Safety day to over 50 attendees at Durham County Cricket Club. This event has taken place at numerous locations around the country but this is the first time it has been in the North East. Durham County Cricket Club was the venue of choice and what a perfect place it was. In between speakers and during the interval our guests were able to step out on to the cricket stand with refreshments in hand... Read More