Arnold Laver Blog

what is chipboard used for? 29/11/2019
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What is Chipboard and What is it Used For?

Understated and incredibly versatile, chipboard is one of the most widely-used sheet materials in the world, providing affordable and convenient solutions for many DIY and building needs. But what exactly is chipboard and what can it be used for? If you’re on the lookout for sheet materials for your next DIY project, read on to find out whether chipboard might be the perfect material for the job. What is Chipboard? Chipboard – also sometimes referred to as Particle Board or Low Density Fibreboard – is made by mixing small wood... Read More

Snow on decking, how to stop decking from being slippery in winter 08/11/2019
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How to Stop Decking Being Slippery in Winter [5 quick methods]

Slippery decking can pose a serious safety risk, particularly in winter when you add sub-zero temperatures, ice and snow to the already-wet conditions. Knowing how to prevent and treat slippery decking surfaces can make all the difference as the adverse weather conditions begin to close in, so we’ve put together a list of five easy tips on how to stop decking being slippery to help you prevent any nasty slips and falls this winter.  We’ve also added a bonus option at the end for long-term slippery deck prevention. So, let’s... Read More

11/10/2019
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What is Plywood? How To Use, Treat & Paint Plywood

If you’ve ever partaken in a DIY project or you’ve been involved in construction, you’ll have no doubt worked with plywood. This popular material has a whole host of benefits that make it great to work with, from its advantageous characteristics including strength through to its vast versatility and cost-effectiveness.  Whether you’re dealing with plywood for the first time or you’re looking for a little more information about this useful material, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Arnold Laver, we’re talking all things plywood, answering your FAQs and... Read More

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

fire-door-test-arnold 01/08/2019
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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

Mountain_oak_worktop_front 10/07/2019
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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