Arnold Laver Blog

Sheffield Explorer Scouts have their Queen's Scout Award in the bag! 16/10/2013
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Sheffield Explorer Scouts

We recently donated bulk bags to a local Scout Explorer group in Sheffield so that they could make hammocks for a camping and team building exercise. The Scouts worked together to make the hammocks from the bulk bags and lash them to the trees. As you can see from the pictures, they made a good job of it! The bulk bags are made out of a thermoplastic polypropylene geotextile with a high tensile strength, which means that the bags are tough but easy to work with for this sort of... Read More

Bradford College Apprentice of the Year Winner TJ Harrington 11/10/2013

Apprentice of the Year

A very happy Bradford College Apprentice of the Year TJ Harrington collected and spent the £100 Arnold Laver voucher prize he won today. TJ came into the Canal Road, Bradford depot and had his picture taken at our trade counter. He decided to spend his voucher on a power drill. We hope it serves him well and we’re sure he’ll have a bright future as a heating and ventilation engineer. The Apprentice of the Year was chosen from 16 winners in the following categories: Most Improved Outstanding Effort Best Attendance... Read More

Louie Spence & staff at Arnold Laver Reading 26/09/2013

Spence & Son

Louie Spence visited the Arnold Laver Reading depot recently to pick up timber and film for his latest Spence and Son project. The Spence and Son segment is shown weekly on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, where Louie Spence and his handyman dad  transform viewers’ homes from design disasters to dream dwellings. Louie had a ball talking to staff, filming and having his picture taken with them.


Timber Engineering MSc

Arnold Laver are the first company to sign up to Edinburgh Napier University’s Timber Engineering MSc as scholarship funders. Mr Andrew Laver stated to the TTJ: “The initiative really struck a chord for us. There are still intellectual barriers about using timber in UK construction and there are two ways to tackle it. One is to be less proprietorial about our information and get it out there to building professionals; the other is to ensure they are informed from the inside, which is what the MSc programme will achieve. It’s... Read More