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Guides & Tips

29/04/2021

How to maintain kitchen worktops

Aftercare for kitchen worktops to keep them looking as good as new Obviously, after installing your brand new kitchen, you want the satisfaction of a pristine cooking area for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the rigours of cooking and all the foods and liquids you use in the kitchen can lead to staining or scratches on the worktops you’ve just installed. So, to keep your worktops looking fresher for longer, we’ve assembled a guide on how to clean and maintain your kitchen worktops. There are a multitude of worktop surfaces... Read More

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

01/04/2021
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How to Choose Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is an inexpensive but durable option for home DIYers. You can achieve a polished look for any room in your home with relative ease. Laminate flooring is easily installed by a single DIYer with simple tools. If you’re unsure of working on it yourself, or if it’s in a bathroom where it needs to be watertight, you can consider professional help. Laying laminate flooring is like putting together a giant puzzle. The pieces of flooring are usually designed with a tongue and groove style system, sometimes known as... Read More

01/02/2021

The Laver Guide to Timber Grades

If you’re starting a new DIY project, you may have come across the terms C16 or C24 timber, and you may not know what they mean. Many DIY sites throw terms like these around with no real guidance or advice, and you’re just expected to know already. But at Arnold Laver, we are dedicated to ensuring that our customers have all of the information they need before diving headfirst into any DIY project. This is why we are proud to present the Arnold Laver guide to different timber grades! Here... Read More

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

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

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