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What does a skirting board service include?

You can request for skirting board fitting and repair right here on Airtasker. Our experts take care of buying the skirting boards and bringing the necessary tools for the job. You can also opt to get these yourself and just book this service to take care of the actual labour. 

The exact details of what a skirting board expert can or can’t do may vary. That’s why it’s best to make your task post as detailed as possible. This helps potential Taskers evaluate your request better and come up with a suitable offer. 

In general, here’s what you can expect when you book a skirting board service via Airtasker: 

Skirting board materials and tools

Just like with any other construction job, you’ll need materials and tools. Your tradesman takes care of buying the skirting boards, depending on what you specified in the task post in terms of length and height. In case you don’t have anything in mind yet, they may stop by your location first, do a bit of measuring, then go to your local hardware. 

They also arrive with the necessary tools in tow. These include a coping saw, ear muffs, safety glasses, a nail gun, a tape measure, and a hammer. If you already have some of these materials at home, you could ask your tradesman to bring only the ones that aren’t in your toolbox. It all depends on your preference and what your skirting board service requires.

Fitting or installing skirting boards

Your tradesman begins by measuring each part of the wall and marking the skirting boards. They’ll cut the boards at 45-degree angles, then cut the scribed joint. The scribed joint makes sure that the boards line up nicely at the corners of the room.  

Then, they cut the skirting board at 90-degree angles on both ends and start attaching it to the wall. They’ll take the board with the scribed joint, cut it to size, then push it against this first skirting board. Once they’re happy with the fit, your tradesman attaches it to the first board.

After that, it’s pretty much the same process all around the room - or every room in your house.  

Redoing skirting boards

Skirting boards protect your wall from wear and tear, so you’ll inevitably have to redo them after years of living in your home. This process is pretty much the same as installation, except that your tradesman has to remove the current skirting boards first. This involves removing any cables or obstructions, breaking the plaster, removing the skirting boards, and getting rid of nails and screws. It’s a rather tedious process, so it’ll take longer and possibly cost more compared to starting in a bare room.

Working with skirting boards can get pretty messy, so it’s advisable to get after-builders cleaning to tidy up your house afterwards. Don’t tire yourself picking up after your handymen or construction workers - get cleaning experts to do it instead!

Recent Skirting Boards tasks in Geelong

Small skirting boards


Torquay VIC, Australia

16th Nov 2022

Just need someone to put in small pieces of skirting board to match the others. See pictures. Easy small job - Due date: Flexible

Door and skirting board replacement


Norlane VIC 3214, Australia

15th Nov 2022

2 doors and 4 small sections of waterlogged skirting board replaced - Due date: Before Friday, 2 December 2022

Replace damaged skirting boards


Geelong West VIC, Australia

6th Sep 2022

In our swimming school, many of the skirting boards have swollen or worn out. They were last replaced 4 years back and I think it’s due yo heavy moisture we have Would like to replace them with something which is more prone to water and still looks good e.g plastic or pvc or any better recommendation Send me in comments how the job is offered How much to fix 10m of skirting boards - Due date: Flexible

Installation of brand new architraves and skirting boards


Grovedale VIC, Australia

5th Sep 2022

I have new floorboards being laid down this week . Was supposed to be in a couple of months time but has been brought forward . I’m wanting to install new skirting boards and architraves around the windows after the floors are laid . We did the same flooing and skirting job last year ( see attached photos ) . It is not standard skirting boards , but rather they are decorative skirting boards from Intrim Mouldings . Firstly , I need a carpenter to come over to my house to measure up the amount of skirting required so that I can order it . And then give me a quote to install it . - Due date: Before Saturday, 24 September 2022

Remove skirting boards


Corio VIC, Australia

25th Aug 2022

Remove skirting boards without damaging the walls. 4 rooms - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 August 2022

Remove/Replace+Install Skirting Boards


Waurn Ponds VIC, Australia

21st Aug 2022

Remove older skirting boards, replace with new + caulk - Due date: Before Friday, 26 August 2022

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Armstrong Creek VIC, Australia

15th Aug 2022

Looking for a professional to clean all walls and skirting boards in a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, 2 living area home.

Reattach skirting boards


Mount Duneed VIC, Australia

2nd Jun 2022

Just had floorboards put in a four bedroom home in Mt Duneed. Need to get skirting boards cleaned and nailed back on. I think about 3-4hours. Would require a nail gun. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 June 2022

Skirting Boards


Bell Post Hill VIC, Australia

12th Apr 2022

Hi Looking for someone to replace skirting boards in parts of my house.

Skirting boards repaired and hole in wall from dog damage and


Geelong VIC, Australia

20th Dec 2021

Our 6 months old puppy has been chewing at the skirting boards in our house and has also created a hole in the wall. We need it all repaired ASAP - Due date: Flexible

Kickboard, skirting boards and architraves


Corio VIC, Australia

11th Nov 2021

Due to medical reasons my father isn’t able to complete my laundry and ensuite renovation. I still require some skirting boards and architraves to be fixed in each room. Kick boards to Bunnings laundry cupboards too. Please let me know if you can help out. Cheers, Amber 😊

Skirting boards removed from fridge cavity


Bell Park VIC, Australia

20th Jul 2021

I need the skirting boards removed from the inside of the fridge cavity to fit my new fridge. I will also need the walls patched up if removing the boards leaves any defects.

Fantastic, highly recommend!

I need skirting boards & architraves replaced


Lara VIC 3212, Australia

7th Jun 2021

3 bedrooms all under 4m2. Floor/windows/door and closet.

Skirting boards and architraves to be installed


St Albans Park VIC, Australia

3rd Apr 2021

Hi, we are looking for someone urgently to install our skirtings and architraves as soon as possible. We have them ready and painted. Job to be done on 5 bedrooms, they were installed but had to be removed for carpet laying.

Cut and install skirting boards and architraves


St Albans Park VIC, Australia

28th Mar 2021

we would like someone to install our skirts and arches in our five bedrooms and wardrobes as well, they were installed before carpet was laid but we were asked to remove them due to size change in skirtings, so now we would like someone to come and install them as we have limited time before going back to work!

Replace a bunch of skirting boards 6 or 7


Torquay VIC, Australia

1st Feb 2021

These skirting boards have been waterlogged and need to be replaced in the bathroom and hall area. I need some carpentry quotes. Willing to pay $300-400 for the job. In the Torquay area.

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Newcomb VIC, Australia

4th Nov 2020

Needing a carpenter to install 7100mm total length of skirting board in wardrobe. 6 miter cuts required for job Material supplied Need own tools

Overall satisfied and happy with the work completed by Michael

Sand skirting boards & door frame


Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia

2nd Sep 2020

Sand approx 12 metres of hardwood skirting board and two door frames. Currently stained / dark varnish. To be sanded back to bare timber.

Skirting boards in three bedrooms


Hamlyn Heights VIC, Australia

16th May 2020

Looking for new skirting boards to be installed in three bedrooms. We will rip out old skirting boards.