Lavers team helps park home manufacturer

9 September 2021

When an industry shortage of plywood threatened to compromise Tingdene Homes’ ability to deliver their customers’ dream homes, the team at Arnold Laver Oldbury were brought onboard to coordinate a solution which ultimately is saving Tingdene £200,00 a year.

Tingdene, which makes luxury off-site park homes, said the shortage of plywood (used in the packing and lining of park home walls) had the potential to delay Tingdene’s delivery of homes and an alternative solution was required urgently.

Tingdene commissioned the support of Terry Palmer, regional director & category manager for Decoratives & Sheet Materials for the Arnold Laver Group. Working closely with the Arnold Laver supply chain network, a solution was proposed that not only enabled Tingdene to fulfil existing orders to schedule but also provide an alternative material for future works.

The Lavers team suggested that Tingdene invested in a CNC machine to groove its boards used for wall and ceilings - the investment alone has resulted in an average cost saving of £200,000 per year to the business.

“We previously had the boards fabricated externally via Lavers, but the CNC machine has been a fantastic investment leading to even greater cost savings,” said Luke Wilkins, operations director of Tingdene.

A Tingdene park home