Arnold Laver Blog

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

24/05/2017
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Arnold Laver supports local primate sanctuary by donating roof for new enclosure

Guy and Girlie, two vervet monkeys, at the Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary, Ascot, are looking forward to a more comfortable future. Volunteers from previous ‘Student Environmental Enrichment Courses (SEECs)’ gave up weekends to work on a home, based on 25 telegraph poles for the two primates. ‘But their efforts would have come to nothing if it had not been for the incredible generosity of Arnold Laver. When I asked for a discount on the high quality Swedish wood required for the roofing they donated £600 of 4 x 2 timbers –... Read More

22/05/2017

Fire Door Safety Day – 11th May 2017

Thursday 11th May saw representatives from Arnold Laver and leading industry experts present a Fire Door Safety day to over 50 attendees at Durham County Cricket Club. This event has taken place at numerous locations around the country but this is the first time it has been in the North East. Durham County Cricket Club was the venue of choice and what a perfect place it was. In between speakers and during the interval our guests were able to step out on to the cricket stand with refreshments in hand... Read More

27/04/2017
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Time for spring and a perfect time to consider Decking for your garden

Now that spring is upon us and warmer weather is finally on the horizon, it’s a good opportunity to give your garden and outside space a makeover. Decking is an incredibly popular option when it comes to renovating your garden as it allows you to create your own spot for relaxing in the sun, cooking barbeques and socialising with friends. Decking will give your garden a new lease of life. Arnold Laver supply decking to suit all budgets, tastes and we offer a wide range of both Composite and Timber... Read More

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