How To Videos

We have a range of video guides which demonstrate how to fit our products including skirting board, skirting board covers, architrave, dado rails and picture rails.

  • How to Create an External Mitre Joint for Skirting Boards
    How to Create an External Mitre Joint for Skirting Boards
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    In this guide, we will showcase how to create an external mitre joint. We have included a step by step guide and a video below: What tools will I need? To begin, place the piece of skirting you will be cutting up to the wall so that the edge of the board extends past the corner of the wall by 2-3 inches. Mark the skirting board with a pencil or pen at the point it meets the corner of the wall. Once this marking is made, place an additional marking in the direction that the cut needs to...

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  • How to Fit a Dado Rail
    How to Fit a Dado Rail
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    In this guide, we will showcase how to fit a dado rail. We have included a step by step guide and a video below: Installing dado or chair rail is a very similar process to fitting picture rail . You will need the following: To start, you need to create a mark on the wall at the height you want the dado rail to sit. Traditionally, this would be around 900mm up from the floor. Recently, dado rail has become more of a design feature rather than a functional moulding (originally it was...

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  • How to Fit Architrave
    How to Fit Architrave
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    For customers looking for information on how to fit architrave, we've produced this step by step guide (including a video). Tools required for fitting Architrave When starting to install architrave around your door, the first step is to mark out where the architrave is to be positioned. It is important to leave a small gap between the door lining and architrave. This technique is called ‘breaking the edge’ and exists to ensure that architrave is not exposed to the risk of cracking. If...

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  • How to fit a Picture Rail
    How to fit a Picture Rail
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    In this guide, we will showcase how to fit a picture rail. We have included a step by step guide and a video below: Tools needed for fitting a picture rail The first thing you need to decide is the position of the picture rail on your wall. Picture rail is generally fitted either 300mm or 500mm from the ceiling, depending on the height of the room. For standard 8-foot ceilings, installing picture rail 300mm from the ceiling is the way to go, though there is no hard and fast rule to go...

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  • How to join two pieces of skirting board together on a flat wall
    How to join two pieces of skirting board together on a flat wall
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    If you wish to save on cost and minimise wastage by ordering skirting board which just covers the room size. Then you are likely to need to join two pieces of skirting board together across a flat wall. In the video below, we show you how to achieve this: Step by step guide: Step 1: Marking the Direction of the Cut Place the first piece of skirting board flush against the wall. Now in some cases, this might be feeding into a corner and require a mitre joint as shown in other videos....

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  • How To: Fitting Skirting over Skirting (Skirting Board Covers)
    How To: Fitting Skirting over Skirting (Skirting Board Covers)
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    Skirting board covers (skirting over skirting) is a great alternative to standard skirting boards, as they can be fitted without having to remove the original boards. Instead, they are installed over the originals, which reduces the risk of damaging the wall. This article is a step-by-step guide to fitting your skirting board covers. For a full video guide watch the video below: 1. Marking out Cut-Out Points The first step to fitting skirting board covers is to mark out your cutout...

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