The Lightest Plywood Product in the World Floats Into the UK

The world’s lightest plywood is now available in the UK for the first time and is immediately proving popular with a vast range of users, from luxury yacht and motorhome builders through to packaging manufacturers and furniture producers. The product, known as Banova Plus, is being sold exclusively by Arnold Laver.  It features an innovative design that combines a balsa core with lightweight hardwood surfaces, to create a product that typically weighs half as much as conventional plywood, whilst being just a strong and robust. In addition, Banova Superflex is... Read More


Top 10 Facts on Timber

Offering many great benefits, timber has been used for centuries to build strong, durable, and long-lasting buildings and structures. But what makes timber the ultimate building material? Timber is the building blocks of any DIY project, whether you’re a professional or beginner. So understanding the basics of timber will help you to envision exactly how and why you should be incorporating it into your projects.  To help you understand the many benefits and advantages of timber, we thought we would put together our top 10 facts on timber for you... Read More


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