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?
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.
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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