Where to find replacement high period skirting boards

Postby cw278 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:23 pm

We have recently replaced a fire and surround in a period property and there is now a gap at each side of the skirting board of about 4 inches. Does anyone know where we could find some high period skirting board to replace or patch at each side of the fire?

I live in the Teesside area but could travel.


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Postby DUDE DIY » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:14 pm

Try any local timer merchants. Theres an excellent one I know of in newcastle, near the arena called tyneside timber. You could smiply fill a shorter piece of skirting from the bottom with a plain piece of wood to make up the height.
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Postby blackcat » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:45 pm

you should try a reclaim merchant must be some inyour area try a take an old piece of skirting with you
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Postby canny » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:58 pm

Use either a plank of wood or a stripe of mdf to create the flat face of the skirting, then fix a matching profile timber like ogee etc to the top. These profile timbers are normally fixed around door frames and are called mouldings.This is a cheap way of making old style skirting. :D
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