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30/11/2020

Simple Kitchen Makeovers

If you’re looking for simple and cost-effective ways to give your kitchen a makeover, then you have come to the right place. At Arnold Laver, we want to show you that making over your kitchen doesn’t have to include a total refit, which can be very pricey and disrupt your everyday life. With a few simple changes, you can give your kitchen a makeover tailored to your taste and style, without the high-price tags and stress. Explore our guide today and discover all of our helpful hints and tips to... Read More

30/10/2020
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Cleaning & Maintaining Your Flooring

Both laminate and vinyl flooring are increasingly popular flooring choices for homeowners in the UK. However, not knowing how to properly maintain and care for them can be detrimental to their properties and aesthetics over time. A result of neglect, both laminate and vinyl wood flooring can become stained, scratched, and marked over time. What’s worse, when the damage becomes too great, this ultimately leaves families out of pocket when the time comes to replace or repair it. We don’t want to see anyone lose out on money, especially our... Read More

30/10/2020

Creating Your Own Gorgeous Patio Area

Recently, many of us have spent more time in our gardens with family and friends than ever before, so making your outdoor patio as homely and comfortable as possible is a high priority on everyone’s lists.  Luckily for you, here at Arnold Laver, we make creating your own gorgeous patio area as easy as possible. Here you can find all of the inspiration and creative ideas you might need to imagine your patio space, and then the materials to make your dream a reality. So, read through our guide today... Read More

03/09/2020

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Garden Decking

Everyone loves a good bit of garden decking; it opens your home up to so many possibilities giving you the perfect area to relax in the sun, cook up a barbeque or socialise with friends. Because of the benefits that owning your own decking brings, many people splash out big money on having them installed in their garden, only to later let their decking deteriorate away under the elements. At Arnold Laver, we have nearly 100 years experience in the timber industry, and so we have seen it time and... Read More

04/08/2020

The Arnold Laver Essential DIY Safety Tips Guide

At Arnold Laver, we are dedicated to helping our customers to achieve their DIY dreams. Whether you’re putting up a timber fence or decking in your garden, replacing a kitchen worktop or even transforming your home with a new staircase, we have all of the helpful hints and tips to aid you.  When starting a new DIY project, safety should be your first concern, no matter the plan or goal. While accidents can happen, you can largely prevent them by being cautious, responsible and by following our basic DIY safety... Read More

04/08/2020

What Type of Garden Decking is for Me?

At Arnold Laver, we believe that you should feel just as comfortable in your garden as you would inside your home and that taking care of your property shouldn’t stop at the back door. Make sure you can enjoy your home from the outside just as much as the inside, with stylish and sleek decking that will transform your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to create a patio area perfect for an outdoor seating arrangement or want to maximise the space in your garden with various levels, every option is... Read More

how to clean and treat oak doors 10/01/2020

How to Clean Oak Doors: Tips for Treating and Finishing

Interior oak doors make a beautiful addition to any home, creating a naturally classic aesthetic that works harmoniously with practically any interior style. You simply cannot beat the look of a solid oak door, but like any natural material, they need a little TLC to keep them looking their best. Whether from fluctuating seasonal temperatures or simply from the wear and tear of family life, oak doors are subject to damage and staining as the years go by, so we at Laver Online have compiled an easy guide on how... Read More

heating a shed in winter 10/12/2019
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Heating a Shed in Winter: Tips and Solutions

Sheds, summerhouses and outbuildings are notoriously tricky to heat and maintain during the winter months. Mainly used for storage or summer activities, they lack the same levels of insulation and infrastructure as houses and are, therefore, prone to becoming cold, damp and generally unpleasant to be in. While this isn’t such a huge problem for outbuildings used only for storage, sheds or outbuildings that are used throughout the year will require heating and a little extra maintenance in winter. To help things along, we’ve compiled a list of top tips... Read More

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