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what is composite decking 27/02/2020
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What is Composite Decking?

Offering the attractive appearance of hardwood with the added bonus of increased durability, composite decking is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional wood decking. But what is composite decking exactly? Here at Arnold Laver, we’ve created a complete guide to composite decking to answer your questions. From its materials and cost to its many benefits and even how to clean it, we’ve detailed all you need to know before deciding if it could be the right choice for your garden. What is Composite Decking Made Of? Composite decking is... Read More

27/02/2020
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How to Paint a Fence

Whether it’s a brand new garden fence or an old one that needs sprucing up ready for summer, a fresh lick of paint or wood stain can make all the difference to the appearance of your garden. As well as enhancing your garden’s aesthetic, fence paint can also play a large role in the maintenance of your timber fence, helping it withstand the elements and all the external weather conditions such as rain and UV rays and that can cause rot and fading. Regardless of your DIY prowess, painting a... 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

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

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

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... 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

27/04/2017
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Time for spring and a perfect time to consider Decking for your garden

Now that spring is upon us and warmer weather is finally on the horizon, it’s a good opportunity to give your garden and outside space a makeover. Decking is an incredibly popular option when it comes to renovating your garden as it allows you to create your own spot for relaxing in the sun, cooking barbeques and socialising with friends. Decking will give your garden a new lease of life. Arnold Laver supply decking to suit all budgets, tastes and we offer a wide range of both Composite and Timber... Read More