Skirting Boards

Primed MDF Skirting Boards

Our best selling MDF primed Skirting Boards are ready to fit. It comes in 3m Length and is available in various heights 95mm, 120mm, 145mm, 170mm and 195mm. We also have a sample available to purchase if you wanted to see the quality before buying.

Primed MDF Architrave

Architrave can be used as surrounds for windows and doors, and can be painted, varnished or stained.

Mouldings

 Our great range of pre-cut interior timber mouldings includes Dowels, and Quadrants.

Primed MDF Skirting Boards

Our best selling MDF primed Skirting Boards are ready to fit. It comes in 3m Length and is available in various heights 95mm, 120mm, 145mm, 170mm and 195mm. We also have a sample available to purchase if you wanted to see the quality before buying.

What Are Skirting Boards

Skirting boards cover the joint between where the wall and the floor meet. Skirting Boards create a decorative border whilst hiding the unsightly gaps that are required to deal with natural expansion and contraction that happens to a house. It also endures a lot of hard wear and tear from day to day life. 

Removing Old Skirting

If you're looking to replace your skirting and need to remove the original, start by prising away using an appropriate tool, be very careful not to damage the plaster above. First place the blade of a chisel between the wall and skirting, tap lightly using a hammer. Next you need to gently lever the top edge far enough away to insert a crowbar, it is best to place a thin piece of wood behind once it is away from the wall in order to protect the wall.

Installing A New Skirting Board

Remember if using un-primed skirting you will need to coat the back of the board with wood preservative before you attaching it. The type of fixing required depends on the material of the wall and any previous fixings. Masonry walls, nails or screws are the best option to use. If you have a stud wall, then use oval wire nails nailed into the studs. Gluing the skirting to a wall is also a much more convenient option.

Start with the longest wall, measure the length required and mark the board where you will need to make the first cut. Use a vice and skirting-board mitre tool in order to get a clean cut for the corners to fit correctly. Continue around the room making sure to measure and cut the board correctly.
Once completed you are ready to start attaching the board to the walls, if you're gluing the skirting, spread the adhesive evenly over the back. Press the skirting in place, and hold it firmly in position, you may need to use props to hold the wood firmly in place until the adhesive has set.
If you will be using nails or screws try to find and use the existing points where possible, If no points are available then you will need create them, it is best to fix at around 600mm around and use the highest point of the board.