Skirting Board Questions? We’ve got you covered.


How to fit skirting boards corners?

When you fit the corners of the skirting boards, it is best to miter two pieces of skirting boards based on the shape the corner, then glub them together over the corner.



What are cable rebates?


It has been an age old problem when moving into or renovating property, what do you do with all the unsightly mountains of spaghetti! it is much better to have all the cables tucked away out of sight behind the skirting boards, this is achievable quite easily these days, while you are fitting new boards why not have rebates ie channels specifically cut into the back of the boards to the right size required to hide all of your cables, wires and annoying unsightly mains leads, can do this for you, it can revolutionise the look of your room



Can I hide my heating pipes behind my skirting boards?


This is a little more tricky than cable rebates, but essentially yes you can disguise those ugly heating pipes that run along or in front of your existing skirting boards, can manufacture boards for you with enough space rebated to incorporate heating pipes, or infact instead of replacing the boards which isn’t always possible due to the fact they may be embedded in the wall, have manufactured skirting boards to fit over the top of the heating pipes and the existing skirting boards to produce a very pleasing clutter free and cost effective solution



How to fit skirting boards in the bathroom?

It is best to fit moisture resistant skirting boards in your bathroom, as your bathroom is one of the dampest rooms in your house. Use glue at the back of the boards , then place them against the wall firmly, then use some  screws to screw the skirting boards to the wall securely. This method can prevent the skirting boards coming off the wall easily. Then use fillers to fill the holes caused by the screws, lastly put your finish coats on the skirting boards to unify the colour.



Can I my existing match skirting boards ?


It should be possible to match your existing skirting boards, if you can take a template or provide a sample of what you are trying to match then can undertake matching it up, often tooling is required this is where a cutter is manufactured to mirror the desired profile, however as are very active in this market place bespoke boards are being made all the time so we may already have cutters which may be a close match, best thing to do is contact and one of their experts will go through the process with you, it needn’t be a complicated or expensive excersice, call today



Can I have a custom designed skirting boards?


Indeed you can, if you want a specific look or profile, then having skirting boards manufactured to a design of your choosing couldn’t be easier, just produce a template or drawing of how you want your skirting boards to look and let the experts at do the rest for you the options are unlimited, get that chic look you want and it won’t cost as much as you might think



What sort of skirting boards do I have to choose in the listed buildings?


if you are undertaking the restoration of a Listed Building you will already be aware of the huge amount of restrictions and conditions that are imposed on the restoree, skirting boards are included in this, these days the planners are more realistic in their approach to modern materials, for instance MR MDF is recognised as one of the most adaptable and superior materials for manufacturing skirting boards, in the older properties skirting boards were historically quite high and made up of 3 or more sections, if you are looking to replicate these in accordance with rules for replacement, then to be able to match the style height, thickness of the old skirting in one solid piece of MDF is a great advantage and very cost effective, whatever you need are at the forefront of technology and the obvious first port of call for any unusual requests



How much are skirting boards?


This very much depends on the Height of the skirting board required, quantity needed and of course the material you want them manufactured from, there are so many profiles differing heights and lengths available stating a price is like answering the age old question how long is a piece of string!, the best way forward is to speak to the experts they can take a look at your project, recommend a suitable height, type, thickness and quantity of Skirting board in a style sympathetic to your properties age type ceiling height etc, also the correct material dependent on how you would like them finishing, ie a natural wood finish or painted



Where do I buy my skirting boards?

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What are the types of skirting boards?

Skirting boards can be categorised under material, like MDF skirting boards which are the most popular choices for most families, architects  and builders, Oak skirting boards which are popular for modern homes, Ash skirting boards which is the good substitute for oak skirting boards, veneered skirting boards which have real wood on the top and MR ( moisture resistant ) MDF underneath,  pine skirting boards ,and walnut skirting boards and other real wood skirting boards.


Or you can categorise skirting boards by the profiles, there are literally hundreds of different profiles. The most common ones are Torus, Ogee, Ovolo, Chamfered and Round, Lambs Tongue, Bullnose etc etc.   There are a lot more profiles availble on



Where can I buy cheap skirting boards?


We would always say cheap skirting boards isn’t necessarily always a good thing, if you buy a cheap substandard material for your skirting boards it can be a false economy if you have to buy more thank you need to cut around poor quality or damaged material then is it really saving money? also consider this, do you really want to be replacing them again? when the substandard timber bends and splits, at they sell top quality skirting boards at a very competetive price, giving you the solution



Where can I buy top quality skirting boards?


The answer to this is undoubtedly there you will find a huge selection of profiles in lots of different materials of the very highest quality at the most competetive rates



What is the best skirting boards for rental houses?


It has long been a popular misconception that rental properties should be renovated as cheaply as possible, these days Landlords are increasingly aware that attention to detail and fitting top quality designer skirting boards not only lasts longer and needs replacing less often but can actually command higher rental and attract a better quality of tenant, someone who because of the high spec and comfortable surroundings are more likely to rent for longer periods, skirting boards are very important to the overall appearance and quality of finish, for cost effective but still very desireable profiles contact the experts    



What is the best skirting boards for new home, modern home or contemporary homes?

When most people moved in their new modern home, they would find Torus skirting boards are used in most of the modern houses. Whilst there is nothing wrong to use Torus skirting boards, most people do feel that profile is less special because it has been and still is widely used in most new, modern or contemporary homes.


What is the best skirting boards for victorian homes?


This all depends on what the individual requires, there are a number of Traditional Style skirting boards which hail from the Victorian era, these are available from, the Victorians were famous for ostentatious proportions often using Skirting boards which were very high and intricate in design so whether you want to have a modern version of a Victorian profile or looking to have a full size skirting board, can help


Some frequent questions about Skirting Board

How to choose the thickness for the skirting boards

There are various thickness in skirting boards. Generally speaking, people go for certain sizes of thickness either to match with what they already have in the house, or for a particular reason. Skirting boards can go as thin as 12mm, however for that thickness, there are only very limited few profiles can be used on 12mm skirting boards, like square edge,  pencil round, edge 2 and some other profiles with less pattern or curves. Then the next thickness is 15mm, most of the popular profiles like Ogee, Torus, Lambs Tongue, Chamfered, Ovolo and so on can fit on 15mm skirting boards. The most commonly used thickness for skirting boards is 18mm, majority of the profiles can go on 18mm. Save a few very full profiles like 1914, Worcester, 2305, Highgrove and other profiles that with big proud curves and patterns can only go on 25mm.

If you want more than 25mm thickness skirting boards, you can choose 28mm, 32mm or thicker, however, by this level, your choices are quite limited in terms of material choices. Most MDF products are between 15mm – 25mm, so above 25mm, you have to choose wood, mostly pine skirting boards as they are the cheapest wood skirting boards compare with Oak, walnut, cherry, ash, maple, beech and so on so forth.

Most of the thick skirting boards are used in large country houses, period homes, or other large space with high ceilings etc. Or in some cases, the walls are simply not straight; thick skirting boards are cut and used as a feature to create straighter walls.


Cheapest skirting boards

The cheapest skirting boards one can buy are normally moisture resistant MDF with the simplest design like Torus, Ogee, Chamfered and round, lambs tongue and so on, because those profiles are most commonly used by large building projects, so that those profiles always have been manufactured in a large scale. Their sizes varies between 44mm, 58mm, 68mm, 94mm, 119mm, 144mm, 168mm, 194mm, 219mm, however not all profiles are available for all sizes. There is a reason why those skirting boards are so popular, because 1) they are cost effective; 2) they last longer being moisture resistant; 3) they require less prep time because they come as double primed and sanded, so they only require to be fitted and final coat of paint or gloss; 4) longer lengths, normally 5.4m or 4.4m length so less waste.

Profile sizes

Profiles sizes are the sizes for the actual profile itself, not to be mistaken by the height of the boards. Some of the profiles are very small like edge 2, pencil round, or Torus , so if you put a small profile on a larger board, it will leave a large amount of flat board, although it is nothing wrong with the look of such boards or if they are the look you are going for, it is good to be aware such thing if you don’t want such looks, then you can either choose a smaller overall height or a larger profile to balance out the profile and flat board ratio.