Timber merchant advances its range

A leading national timber merchant has launched an innovative hardwood that is the most technologically advanced product of its type on the market.

Arnold Laver Timber World’s new product, Advanced Laver Timber (ALT), has been carefully designed and engineered with a multi-layer structure for the construction of doorframes, stiles, rail sections, window sections, handrails, newels and stair strings.

Arnold Laver has joined forces with the market leader in quality engineered hardwoods, German company NOKA, to supply ALT to the British industry. The timber specialists have worked together to develop a high quality hardwood for a market which had previously been occupied by products made with low quality variable timber.

ALT has been specifically designed to provide superior stability, reduced wastage, higher standard of quality control and minimal environmental impact using 100 per cent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) European and American Oak.

Peter James, hardwood product manager at Arnold Laver Timber World, said:

“ALT brings a new dimension to Arnold Laver’s range of timbers, as we can now offer customers a bespoke engineered hardwood which is manufactured to size, stable and durable. All ALT products are Western European manufactured which means a minimised carbon footprint.

“ALT has only just been launched by Arnold Laver but the quality of the product has already led to lots of interest and a number of high quantity sales.

“Engineered hardwood is not a new idea but before ALT many of the engineered hardwoods on the market did not meet our stringent quality standards and as a company we refused to compromise on our commitment to quality timber products.

“Our supplier, NOKA, is the leading engineered hardwood company in the market and we are delighted to have developed a working relationship with such a renowned timber organisation.”

The multilayered construction provides ALT with stability and stress properties that far exceed those of non-engineered timber.

ALT is made to measure, resulting in reduced waste and labour cost compared with traditional methods and is produced under stringent quality control procedures. Every batch is performance tested and samples are kept for each batch produced.

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