Hi mister G, I would really, really, really recommened finding a local timer merchant as apose to shopping for new skirting in local shops. By local shops id assume you mean B&Q, WICKES etc?.....check out your yellow pages or goggle search. Ive recently renovated a house,inthe most part the expensive way, by buying a lot of things i needed from B&Q. Then I discovered my local timber merchants!...who were great at meeting any of my skirting requests at a far, far, far better price and also a more extensive range. Hope this helps.