Care Homes Boost for Nation’s Elderly

A growing number of care homes are being developed across the country to help increase the amount of rooms available for elderly people.

National timber merchants Arnold Laver Timber World is working with developers LNT Construction, who plan to build ten care homes a year over the next five years.

Arnold Laver, which has 14 branches across the UK, has agreed to supply timber for the 14-metre span roof trusses for the homes currently under development by LNT.

One of the care home developments recently completed is at Warminster Road in Norton Lees, Sheffield, which has 80 rooms.

A further five homes are currently in development including sites at Middleton St George, near Darlington; Sutton-in-Craven, Keighley; Scorton in Catterick; Fleetwood near Blackpool and at Haslingden in Lancashire.

Toni Witeszczak, Arnold Laver’s Sales Representative, said: “This is a huge project for us and we are pleased to be working with LNT Construction. Building care homes is important for communities all across the country and we hope this will be beneficial for thousands of people.”

LNT Construction has stepped-up its nursing home initiative and seen rapid growth during the last 18 months.

The Leeds-based firm has specialised in the design and build of care homes and assisted living units since the company was founded in the 1980s.

Angus Houliston, Managing Director of LNT Construction, said: “We are delighted to work with Arnold Laver to build new homes and upgrade existing care home facilities across the country and offer a better standard of living.

“The new care home in Sheffield was a prime example of what we are planning to achieve. The old home was in need of a complete redevelopment to satisfy modern standards. After demolishing the old facility, we now have a home which provides quality care in a top quality building.”

Arnold Laver Timber World stocks a wide range of materials including softwoods, hardwoods, sheet materials, laminates and kitchens.

Picture caption: The recently completed nursing home at Warminster Road in Norton Lees, Sheffield.

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