Who We Are

Arnold Laver is an innovative UK Company which has been established for over 100 years.


What We Do

Over 760 people work towards a common goal of being the best timber based product supplier in the UK.


How We Do It

Provide trusted advice that helps deliver results for our customers; working in partnership with suppliers and clients to ensure the right products and services are supplied, every time.


Key Points

  • Our Group Chief Executive is Rob Barclay and the Managing Director is Patrick Guest.
  • In 2018 Arnold Laver merged with The National Timber Group to create the largest independent timber distribution business in the UK. With combined revenue approaching £250 million, the new enlarged Group has 52 distribution and processing sites extending from the north of Scotland to London and the South West and over 1300 employees.
  • Experts in construction materials: we import, distribute and manufacture a wide range of timber and timber based materials, including panels, decorative surfaces and joinery products.
  • Arnold Laver employ over 760 personnel across the country.
  • Our annual turnover is in excess of £140M.
  • We are a diverse and financially secure organisation.

Our Values & Principles

  • To be the ‘first-choice’ company in all that we do, by making it easy for our customers to trade with us.
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with our customers and supply partners.
  • Innovation throughout our products, processes and practices.
  • Protect and develop our employees.
  • Operate in an ethical and moral way.
  • Protect the environment, whilst sourcing and developing sustainable materials.

Timber Business

Helping our customers to build well, using sustainable materials.


Arnold Laver provides progressive and innovative material solutions for the construction, fit-out and house-builder sectors. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers and to be the ‘first-choice’ supplier of timber and timber based products in the UK.


Why We Are Successful

  • Established for 100 years.
  • Over 150 dedicated delivery vehicles.
  • An expansive stock profile with over £12M of materials on the ground.
  • The first National Merchant to open a ‘100% certified’ Depot.
  • Successful supplier to the London 2012 Olympic Games, providing 50% of all the timber and sheet materials delivered to the Olympic venues.
  • Over 95% of the material we supply is certified; providing clients with assurances that our products meets Government recognised CPET schemes and our commitment to supplying our customers PEFC and FSC® Certified timber products from sustainable sources.
  • ​Full compliance with EUTR
  • ​Leading edge IT systems providing customers with meaningful real-time data, on-line.
  • ​First-class personnel who are as knowledgeable as they are helpful.