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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:
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.
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.
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!
Banora Point NSW, Australia
6th Mar 2021
Approx 60m needs to be mitre cut. 98mm skirtng
Terranora NSW 2486, Australia
1st Jun 2019
We need to fix some vj panelling and skirting boards to the wall where we filled in a wall.
Banora Point NSW, Australia
8th Sep 2020
I need 3 meters of tiled skirting replaced with timber skirting and an extra 3 meters of timber skirting on the opposite wall.
Terranora NSW, Australia
12th Mar 2019
Remove some skirting boards. De nail skirting boards. Rip up nails from carpet. Other misc preparing floor for wood floors.
Banora Point NSW 2486, Australia
8th Mar 2021
About 100m on new skirting to go on. New floors are down so skirting can now go on. Old skirting is already off. Must have own gear
Casuarina NSW, Australia
2nd Mar 2020
Measure and cut skirting board to size. Fix skirting board to wall. Approximately 2.5m Must have own tools to complete this task.
Tweed Heads South NSW 2486, Australia
10th Sep 2018
We have removed tiles in kitchen and living room area and put down new floor. The new floor leaves a gap of about 2-3cm to existing skirting boards. We would like the current boards removed and new boards installed. Total skirting board requirement would be around 34m.