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Garden

16/04/2021
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How to Install Decking

When it comes to laying decking, there are a few things you need to know before getting started. Measure twice, cut once, as they say — preparation is key to getting a DIY project like a decking completed to your satisfaction. The best thing about installing a deck is that if you’re new to carpentry this is an ideal first project. Installing decking by yourself is doable, though you’re likely to want a friend to come and help out. Whilst laying a deck may seem complicated to the complete beginner,... Read More

04/01/2021

Garden Improvements: How to Add Value to Your Home

Are you looking to increase value to your home? Perhaps you have already read our previous home improvements guide, and are looking for any more tips and info to help you to add value to your home on the market. Well, at Arnold Laver, we thought we would bring you a part 2 to our home improvements series. Introducing the Arnold Laver garden improvements guide!  When people improve their home ready for the housing market, they often leave the garden overlooked, when it can be one of the simplest places... 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

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

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