Victorian 2 MDF Architrave
Our Victorian 2 profile is a second variation of an architrave design that was widely used during the Victorian period (1837-1901).
Whilst it retains a similar overall shape to the Victorian, the Victorian 2 is a much less intricate in terms of detailing. This will make the profile much easier to paint and maintain whilst still providing an authentic period design.
Please note the profile detail remains the same size (52mm) regardless of the height you choose- as the height increases, so does the size of the ‘flat’ section beneath the detail.
The main cover image shows the Victorian 2 architrave at 70mm high and 18mm thick, which are the 'standard' dimensions for an architrave.
This product is manufactured to order, and available for UK-wide delivery within 2 working days (EXPRESS DELIVERY) or 5 working days (STANDARD DELIVERY). You can select a delivery date that best works for you from the calendar in the checkout process.
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Height: The Victorian 2 Architrave is available in 60mm, 70mm, 80mm and 95mm heights as standard.
We can cut the architrave to any height above 60mm, so if there is a specific size you need let us know and we can manufacture it for you. The profile detail remains the same size regardless of the height you choose- as the height increases, so does the size of the ‘flat’ section beneath the detail.
Lengths: The Victorian 2 Architrave is available in 2440mm, 3050mm and 4200mm lengths. A standard aperture for a door in the UK is approximately 1980mm high by 762mm wide. The architrave is therefore slightly bigger, and depending on the width you choose the dimensions you will cut to will be in the region of 2100mm x 900mm. Once you have your exact measurements, you may find that different lengths of architrave lend themselves to different parts of the door surround. For example, a 4200mm length may be suitable to create 2 upright pieces, or even 4 ‘header’ or ‘crossbar’ pieces. Likewise, a 3050mm length has the potential to be used as both an upright and a crossbar. It is essential to ensure your measurements are correct before you cut any architrave lengths to size, as leaving the lengths too short can be very problematic and costly.
Depths: The Victorian 2 Architrave is available in 15mm, 18mm, 25mm, and 30mm depths.
The overall look you are trying to achieve will determine which thickness of architrave is most appropriate for your project. Traditionally the architrave you select would be slightly thicker than your skirting board. The reason for this is to mask any discrepancies in the wall on which the architrave is being fitted. The thick architrave creates an obvious step between it and your skirting board to act as an elegant transition between the two. Alternatively, you can have your architrave and skirting board at the same thickness and run them together flush, or incorporate a plinth block at the base of the architrave where it joins the skirting to mask the transition smoothly.
We offer Victorian 2 Architrave in ‘sets’ for convenience and value for money. Each door set provides enough architrave to frame a single door on one complete side, with ample excess to ensure that you will definitely have enough material to complete the job. The major advantage of ordering door sets as opposed to individual lengths is that the charge for priming and finishing is the same for an entire set as it is for an individual length- making ordering sets a very cost effective solution, particularly on larger orders.
Single Door Set: 2 x 2440mm Lengths & 1 x 1220mm Length, to surround a single-width door face.
Double Door Set: 3 x 2440mm Lengths to surround one double-width door face.
Unprimed (No Finish): Choose unprimed to receive the Victorian 2 Architrave as it comes in raw MDF with no primer or paint applied. The architrave will need to be primed before painting to stop the MDF from ‘furring up’ and causing a poor, uneven finish.
Primed: We will supply your Victorian 2 Architrave pre-primed and ready for you to apply a final top coat of paint to finish.
The surface of the architrave is sanded to create a smooth surface before being spray coated in white pre-cat cellulose primer. Once dry, the architrave is sanded to remove any excess paint in readiness for the application of a second coat. The architrave is then sanded again prior to dispatch to ensure that it is ready for painting once delivered.
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