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Arnold Laver News & Events

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

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

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

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

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

24/05/2017

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

25/04/2017

Top 10 Facts on Timber

1. Timber is the most sustainable of all building materials 2. The terms hardwood and softwood refer to the type of tree the timber comes from, they have nothing to do with the strength of the material. 3. Following on from that, hardwood comes from deciduous trees and softwood from evergreen. 4. Wood is carbon neutral due to the tree’s absorption of carbon dioxide and in turn produces the oxygen that we breathe. 5. More trees are planted than harvested within the European Timber industry. 6. It can take up... Read More

27/03/2017

Hardwood or Softwood?

A common question often asked is what is the difference between softwoods and hardwoods. It would be easy to think that these terms mean the timber is hard and soft but it refers to the type of tree that the timber comes from. Softwood comes from deciduous trees while Hardwood comes from evergreen trees. Softwoods are renowned for their versatility and strength. Sourced from all over the globe, with a large breadth of applications and a remarkably aesthetic appeal, softwood can be used across a broad range of internal and... Read More