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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

what is CLS timber? the benefits of CLS timber 07/02/2020
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What is CLS Timber?

Working on a construction project and considering CLS timber for the job? Strong, durable and well-shaped for a variety of uses, CLS timber has become a popular choice for many internal structuring jobs. To help you decide whether it best suits your purposes, here at Arnold Laver, we’ve broken down all you need to know about the popular timber wood, including its characteristics, its qualities and its most common uses within the construction industry. What is CLS Timber?  First thing’s first, what is CLS timber? CLS timber is created from... Read More

how to paint skirting boards, painting skirting boards, best skirting board paint 07/02/2020
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How to Paint Skirting Boards

Skirting boards in need of a fresh lick of paint? It’s often the small details that make a big difference in a home and ensuring your skirting boards are neat and tidy can play a large role in the overall aesthetic of your walls. Luckily, painting skirting boards is easy once you’ve picked up a few tips and tricks.  From the preparation beforehand to choosing and applying your skirting board paint, here at Arnold Laver, we’ve created a simple guide with all you need to know about how to paint... Read More

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

30/07/2017

4 Simple Ways To Update Your Home

The summer season often gets homeowners in the mood to freshen up their living space; often it’s a sociable season where we invite people to our homes for BBQ’s and parties and begin to think about ways we can update the aesthetic of our homes. At Arnold Laver we’re considering ways to update your home, from big changes to temporary things that you can do to inject some life into your existing surroundings. Factors to consider when looking to update your home Budget – It goes without saying that a... 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

18/04/2017
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Top 10 Ideas To Improve Your Home

Forecasts show that many people in the UK will have put plans of moving home on hold in favour of staying put and improving the home they are in. If you are one of these people, then how can you do it? Which areas of the house should you invest in to make the biggest difference? Why not check out our top 10 tips, which may help you on your way to perfecting your home. New Doors Solid wood doors can bring a timeless and high quality feel to the... Read More

03/04/2017
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Timber Treatment – Inside & Outside The Home

Timber is the building material of choice for many, and here at Arnold Laver we completely agree. Versatile and cost effective, wood is naturally strong and sustainable, making it a first choice for those looking to partake in a spot of DIY around the home or in the garden. However it is important that you take into consideration the treatment that timber needs. Whether you are using wood to create a focal point in the garden or around the home to enhance a structure. We have put together a few... Read More

04/01/2017

How Secure Is Your Home?

When it comes to purchasing and moving into your home, security should the at the top of your list of priorities. During the festive period it is important to increase the security of your home, and as we move into the new year we would advise you take the time to review the security of your home and general external areas. Here at Arnold Laver we have put together a list of checks for you to use a guide when you come to checking the security of your home. Doors... Read More