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Check out our how to guides for all your skirting and architrave needs.

  • How To Paint Existing Skirting Boards
    How To Paint Existing Skirting Boards
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    When it comes to Interior Design, your skirting boards and architrave might not be at the top of the list when it comes to your grand home designs, but freshly painted skirting boards can really add that finishing touch to your space and brighten up your room. This is also a great step to achieve a more updated and refreshed look without the need of replacing your skirting boards. 

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  • How To Make Dado and Picture Rails Work In Modern Interiors
    How To Make Dado and Picture Rails Work In Modern Interiors
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    Both picture & dado rails have often been associated with more traditional interiors and period style properties. However, more and more interior enthusiasts are finding new and creative ways to introduce these decorative mouldings into their home, taking them away from their traditional functionality purposes. If you are decorating a modern interior, you may be wondering how you could introduce decorative mouldings into your space without them looking out of place and outdated. Or you might...

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  • Tall Skirting Boards: How To Match Architrave To Larger Skirting
    Tall Skirting Boards: How To Match Architrave To Larger Skirting
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    Tall skirting boards are great if you are wanting a larger skirting board style to work in proportion with a higher ceiling or more traditional property. However, if you are the type of decorator that wants their architrave and skirting boards to match, you might be finding it difficult to find the right architrave to go with your skirting. Unlike our standard skirting profiles not all of our large skirting boards have a direct architrave match, which may cause confusion if you are unsure on...

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  • How To: Our Guide To Revamping Your Skirting Boards
    How To: Our Guide To Revamping Your Skirting Boards
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    Home renovation can be both costly and time consuming and admittedly skirting boards may not be right at the top of your priority list. However, there are some subtle changes you can make which will really help transform any space that don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Wanting to change up the look in your home is completely natural and your skirting board design shouldn't fall short of the standard of the rest of the room. We have come up with a few ways in which you can transform the...

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  • Can you re-use skirting
    Can you re-use skirting
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    Skirting board and architrave can be reused if it is in good condition and doesn’t get damaged when it is removed from the walls. We have put together a helpful guide on how to remove skirting boards and a video tutorial if you needed a little help on how best to do this.  

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  • Can you get skirting board covers
    Can you get skirting board covers
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    A skirting board cover is a skirting board that has been ‘hollowed out’ at the back, so that it fits seamlessly over your existing skirting board. This type of product has increased in popularity dramatically over the past few years, as people search for something that will allow them to update their skirting boards without having to remove their existing ones and potentially damage their plaster or walls in the process.

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  • How to measure up and order a window board
    How to measure up and order a window board
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    We’re frequently asked by customers about how to go about measuring up and ordering a window board. In this blog, we will explain your options and what to think about before making your order. Window boards can either be cut flush with the window length or they could have overlapping horns. They almost always overhang at the front creating a ledge (and hiding any issues with plastering). First, decide whether you want your window boards to be flush or have ‘horns’ as this will affect the...

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  • Should I install new skirting boards before, or after, painting my room?
    Should I install new skirting boards before, or after, painting my room?
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    If you are redecorating a room and updating your skirting boards and architrave as part of the process, you may have wondered about the correct order to do things for a successful transformation.

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  • How to use rebated skirting boards to hide pipes from view
    How to use rebated skirting boards to hide pipes from view
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    Depending on the way your house was built, a major annoyance you may face is the visibility of central heating pipes. Speaking from experience, this type of pipework can be difficult to paint as it’s hard to get the paintbrush down the back of the pipe, which can be a real problem if you are painting the pipes in a contrasting colour to the walls. Applying wallpaper to walls with surface mounted pipework is also another struggle. Pipe clips get in the way and therefore additional cuts need...

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  • How to use Rebated Skirting Boards to Hide Cables from View
    How to use Rebated Skirting Boards to Hide Cables from View
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    The problem isn’t a new one, and you have probably been here before:   Visible cables.   Having Ethernet/telephone/speaker cables on show can make even the most well thought out interior look cumbersome and cluttered. Not to mention that these can present a trip hazard or become an impromptu toy for curious babies and toddlers!   Popular cable management solutions:   1.   Trunking By quite some distance, the most widely used method for hiding cables is plastic trunking. You may have...

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