Arnold Laver Company Overview
Company Overview

Who we are

Arnold Laver is an innovative UK Company with a range of interests and specialisms, including property, leisure and a large timber business.

What we do

Nearly 700 people work towards a common goal of being the best material and service provider in the UK.

How do 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 Managing Director is Andrew Laver, whilst his brother David, is the Company Chairman
  • There are three distinct divisions:
    1. Timber: importers, distributors and manufacturers of timber, panels and associated materials
    2. Property: land and building regeneration
    3. Leisure: 12 holiday parks with 1,800 holiday homes
  • 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
  • We employee over 580 personnel across the country
  • Our annual turnover is in excess of £100M
  • We are a diverse and financially secure organisation

Our values and principles

  1. To be the ‘first-choice’ company in all that we do, by making it easy for our customers to trade with us
  2. Build mutually beneficial relationships with our customers and supply partners
  3. Innovation throughout our products, processes and practices
  4. Protect and develop our employees
  5. Operate in an ethical and moral way
  6. 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.

Some of the reasons why we are successful;

  • Established over 95yrs and still a family run Company.
  • ​13 strategically located Depots, ranging from 2 to 16 acres.
  • 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 in terms of the Government recognised CPET schemes (FSC, PEFC etc.)
  • ​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.
Materials available include; formwork, softwoods, hardwoods, cladding, joinery products (doors and door-sets), site-hoarding, panel products, flame retardants, engineered timber, trusses & floor systems, decorative surfaces and mouldings.