Arnold Laver Blog

25/04/2017

Top 10 Facts on Timber

1. Timber is the most sustainable of all building materials 2. The terms hardwood and softwood refer to the type of tree the timber comes from, they have nothing to do with the strength of the material. 3. Following on from that, hardwood comes from deciduous trees and softwood from evergreen. 4. Wood is carbon neutral due to the tree’s absorption of carbon dioxide and in turn produces the oxygen that we breathe. 5. More trees are planted than harvested within the European Timber industry. 6. It can take up... 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

13/04/2017
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Fire Door Safety Day at Arnold Laver

Following on from the success of our previous Fire Door Safety Days, Arnold Laver shall be hosting another event on Thursday 11th May at Durham County Cricket Club. This is the first time our popular seminar will be held in the North East and we hope it will be just as successful as previously experienced. With David Oldfield, head of joinery at Arnold Laver and chairman of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme, at the helm the aim of the Fire Safety day set out to inform those responsible for the specification, installation... Read More

04/04/2017

Spring Clean Your Garden

After a long, grey winter it’s nice to see the brighter evenings creeping in and a hint of spring in the air. The sun is beginning to shine and dare we say it, but there have been a few rare days where the coats have been abandoned. With summer within touching distance it’s time to start thinking about preparing your garden for the warmer months ahead. Before you can even think about whether to put in that new garden shed or invest in some beautiful decking, your outside space needs... 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

27/03/2017

Hardwood or Softwood?

A common question often asked is what is the difference between softwoods and hardwoods. It would be easy to think that these terms mean the timber is hard and soft but it refers to the type of tree that the timber comes from. Softwood comes from deciduous trees while Hardwood comes from evergreen trees. Softwoods are renowned for their versatility and strength. Sourced from all over the globe, with a large breadth of applications and a remarkably aesthetic appeal, softwood can be used across a broad range of internal and... Read More

01/02/2017
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Neff Ovens

Thanks to the popularity of the Great British Bake Off, demand for Neff ovens has greatly increased especially as they have one very unique feature – a slide and hide oven door. Suddenly, removing hot roasting tins and bubbling casseroles became so much easier. No longer is a hot oven door a hazard, it folds away in one seamless motion providing the individual with better access to the oven in particular, wheelchair users. The slide and hide door isn’t the only feature of Neff ovens; they also have these impressive... Read More

01/02/2017

Exhibitions at Arnold Laver

It’s exhibition season here at Arnold Laver where we are exhibiting at two major trade shows over a three week period; Architect @ Work and the Surface Design Show. The 25th and 26th January saw us attending Architect @ Work Exhibition at the Olympia Centre, London and next week we shall be showcasing some very innovative materials at the Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre, also in London. Both shows are quite big events in the Arnold Laver corporate calendar where we not only promote our finest products... Read More

17/01/2017
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Neff Kitchens Promotion

During the month of January Arnold Laver Kitchens are running a fantastic promotion on Neff kitchen products. Since the rise of the Great British Bake Off, Neff ovens have grown in popularity. From their sleek and seamless appearance to the slide and hide oven door, Neff products have become as popular as Smeg refrigerators at Kitchenaid stand mixers in many kitchens across the country. Their ovens are more than just an oven and have a variety of tantalising features including dough proving, plate warming and even a steam setting. They... 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