Postby matanhale » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:40 pm


Had our living room re-plastered and going to fit laminate floor for the floor covering. We had to have a chemical injection damp proof, so the new plaster starts at approx 4" above the floorboards on the walls with the damp proofing.

I removed the old skirting (and wedges) and will be replacing with 5½" skirting. My question is will I need to replace the wedges so that the skirting has something to rest against?
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Postby goghat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:49 pm

u will need to pack behind the skirting in order to stop it folding in . so i would knock in some wedges and then cut them off flush with plaster to stop the skirting folding in.
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Postby TheDeeJoiner911 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:35 pm

You could also pack out the skirting using a batton of timber along the bottom- being the thickness of the plaster off the wall it will keep the skirting plumb. Then plug and screw it and fill the holes. Works for me every week.
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Postby matanhale » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:06 pm

Thanks for the replies - I was thinking I would have to replace the wedges (which would be a bit of a pain), or use some battens along the bottom of the skirting. I may have to plane the battens, but probably easier than relacing the wedges??
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:20 pm

or some really good, generous dollops of grip fill, regularly spaced. adjust the skirting to the required position, once hardened it will stay there. a few screws for good measure...
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