Arnold Laver - Cladding and Fire Retardants - Internal and External Cladding
Internal and External Cladding
Why Are We Different?

We work with the customer, and where appropriate their client, to deliver a 'whole project' approach to supplying materials and services. We review your requirements, the budget and the job itself, to help deliver the right solution.

By ensuring the right product is specified and that the programme of delivery is realistic, we work with all parties, including any sub-contractor, to ensure the project is managed successfully through to completion.

The Right Specification

As timber experts we have an in-depth understanding of timber materials and what works. Through our specialist knowledge and experience, we can help inform and also guide the specification so that the right result is achieved, within the budget available. 

Who Do I Ask For Advice?

As a national business our regionally located Depots provide full coverage for the majority of the UK. We pride ourselves on employing the best people and our team of specialists are always on-hand to deliver help and advice where required.

A Single-source Solution

We have developed what we believe is a first class product and service offer, which combined, provides our customers with a single-source solution for all their cladding requirements. Ranging from advice on materials and designs through to treatment and coatings.

We are happy to work with all the key stakeholders on a project, including architects, contractors and sub-contractors, to ensure the project is delivered on-time.

With more than 50 years' experience in this sector, we understand where problems may arise and so we are on-hand to offer guidance and advice throughout the project.

Process Control

We make things easier for our customers by controlling the whole process. We source the right product, using our extensive supply chain; machine the material, in one of our production centres; treat the timber as required; deliver to site on one of our own vehicles.

This process helps ensure consistently high standards, which in turn is supported by our rigorous quality control, as demonstrated by our ISO Quality Standards.

Match Your Budget

As timber experts we are able to utilise our extensive sourcing and procurement network to obtain the right products at the right prices. This in turn allows us to offer a broad range of products, which will provide an effective, attractive and affordable offer, which will match your budget.

Timber Experts

Arnold Laver has experience of supplying timber since 1920. Our reputation and expertise is second to none. We take great pride in our ability to provide no nonsense advice and guidance throughout the entire specification and purchasing process – we are here to help, and make this the focus of our approach in providing what the customer needs.

Environmental Responsibilities

We are always thinking about the environment and our responsibilities to ensure that we play our part in helping to promote responsible purchasing. To this end we are signatories to the UK Timber Trade Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, and also look to ensure that all of our cladding products are purchased from suppliers who are accredited with one of the internationally recognised schemes:
   • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) –
   • Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Control (PEFC) –
   • Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) –
   • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) –

At Arnold Laver we actively support and promote the legal and sustainable timber certification schemes and endeavour to source all of our timber materials in an ethical manner. All of our cladding products are covered by one of these certification schemes and all our main Timber World branches have third party audited Chain of Custody accreditation providing you and your customer with peace of mind.

All Of The Products And Services You Will Need

We are here to make the purchasing and installation of cladding as easy as possible, so we work hard to ensure that all aspects of both our material and service offer are something you can rely on. We have developed our products over time, to cover the wide range of cladding materials available. This, together with a full family of services, provides our customer base with an offer that we feel cannot be beaten.

A Family of Services

Stock –
we hold a substantial amount of material throughout the Group, enabling us to deliver your full requirements on time via our dedicated delivery fleet.

Kilning – materials are, where appropriate, kiln dried to achieve optimum consistency and performance, so that once installed, the cladding not only looks attractive but does exactly what it should. The process of kilning can also help in the handling and fixing of the timber, as it helps to reduce the weight by drawing away excess moisture.

Machining – there is already a wide range of choices when it comes to the profiles for external cladding, and we hold a good range of these materials in stock at any one time. However, we also have the facility to machine bespoke profiles to a specific pattern should this be required.

Fire Treatment where the application of the product requires that the cladding be treated to help reduce any likelihood of fire, we can ensure that the goods are pre-treated and delivered to site ready to fix. If you need to comply with Building Regulations on fire protection, our partner Lonza Wood Protection offers a range of industrial pre-treatments for timber and related substrates at its Fire Retardant Treatment Centre.

Fully / Part finished – as we all know, time is money, which is why at Arnold Laver we have access to a complete range of finishing solutions to meet your requirements. By providing you with a finished product, we can reduce the installation time as well as ensure that the finish is both colour correct and to the required standard.