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Cubitt Town England
"We are very pleased with our tiles installation. It has turned out perfect just as we wanted. Thanks"
"Great work ethic. Thank you so much"
"Highly recommended. Conor is an agreeable chap who has done a great job."
"Pretty good and professional service! "
"Martin did a great job. "
"Goutham has done an amazing job. Will definitely use him again in future jobs. Thanks Goutham"
"Super friendly and got the job done with no hassle!"
Peckham Rye England
"On time, professional and gets the job done! I had my walls painted from dark blue to light grey and it looks fantastic now! "
"Andrew was prompt, helpful and completed the work to our satisfaction. We’ll use him again."
"Polite, professional and proficient! Put up a blind in our child's bedroom and accommodated our measuring mistake by going the extra mile to re-adjust the blind in our other room. Would highly recommend! "
Fit two blinds - requires cutting skirting board
"Pretty good and beyond my expectations, recommend to all!!"
Fix skirting board
"Great service - professional with an attention to detail - Very pleased!"
Remove and replace skirting board
"David has done a great job in my flat! I will definitely hire him next time."
Repair of skirting board
"Excellent job, thanks!"
Remove my skirting board
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Skirting boards are an essential part of your home construction. They cover up untidy joints and protect your wall from dents and scuffs. That’s why it’s necessary to install skirting boards and include them in your home renovations. Thankfully, there’s an easy and cost-effective way to do this! You can book a skirting board expert right here on Airtasker.
When you make a request via our platform, you get a Tasker who can install, fit, and repair this part of your flooring. You’ll be connected to several Taskers near your location, so you don’t have to wait long for an available schedule. Plus, they can tailor-fit their offer based on your needs. No need to worry about over-priced repairs! You can even read reviews before you book so that you can hire with confidence.
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Skirting boards cover up untidy or uneven joins between your wall and floor. This makes your home look more aesthetically pleasing. Skirting boards also protect your walls from scuffs, dents, and marks left by moving furniture, mopping, vacuuming, or even regular foot traffic in your home. By installing and maintaining these parts of your home, you also avoid putting unnecessary damage on your walls or the corners of your floor.
This may depend on the supplier you or your Tasker will choose, but typically, skirting boards come in lengths from 0.6 m to 4.2 m. They also come in a variety of heights, depending on what you need. Feel free to ask your skirting board expert or get a construction expert to tell you what would look best for your home.
When fitting your skirting boards, you should make sure that they are around 1/18 of the height of your room. Usually, they come in sizes ranging from 220 to 400 mm, though you could also ask your Tasker to get ones that are custom-made for your taste. High skirting boards tend to suit older houses or those with high ceilings. More modern homes tend to use boards that are 120 mm or shorter.
Measure the wall before marking and cutting each skirting board down to size. Next, use a handsaw to cut at a 45-degree angle. Cut the scribed joint so that boards join at the corners. Next, cut the board to length with a 90 degree cut at both ends, and attach it to the wall with a nail gun. Do the same with the skirting board with the scribed joint, and repeat until all boards are installed.
Skip doing the installation yourself and book a Tasker near you instead! You can find skirting board experts right here on Airtasker. They’ll bring over the supplies and handle the installation, leaving you with more time to handle other home repairs or renovations. You can even use Airtasker to get help with all sorts of construction projects! Finding a roofing expert or handyman near you is just a click away.
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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!
Cubitt Town, Greater London
21st Jun 2021
The floor fitters that need to fit my floor have told me that skirting boards need to be removed first and they do not do it. They seem to be stuck to the plaster walls on the flat.
Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London
15th Jun 2021
The skirting board got detached (due to pulling a table that was screwed into the skirting board). It needs reattaching with Gripfill (or similar) and white caulking on top.
Kingston Hill, Greater London, KT2
11th Jun 2021
The skirting board got detached (due to pulling a table that was screwed into the skirting board). It needs reattaching and caulking.
Barbican, Greater London, EC2Y
29th May 2021
Need Skirting Board put in 2 places in a very small kitchen. Estimate about 1-1.5m of skirting board to be put in. 1 area is a small corner, and a straight; the other is a small straight. Looking for simple white skirting board.
Bermondsey, Greater London
13th May 2021
One living room only. I have the skirting boards.
Black Friars, Leicestershire
6th May 2021
I need skirting boards in 4 rooms
New Eltham, Greater London, SE9
28th Feb 2021
I need new skirting boards for my downstairs hallway
A great job installing new skirting boards in our downstairs hallway, we'd recommend Goutham.
Penygraig, Mid Glamorgan
21st Jun 2021
Skirting boards in living room and hallwsy
Limehouse, Greater London
15th Jun 2021
I need Laminate and Skirting Boards Installation in living room and hallway ( the existing skirting boards will need to be removed and the new ones installed in the end). Total is just under 38sq m. And it flows from living room into hallway. I will also need the transitions to be installed. Ideally done on 16th (with 2 ppl this is a one full day job I believe). but I can be flexible on the date. Budget is 300£. Please see the pictures for better estimation of the job. Please ask any questions.
Wembley Park, Greater London
10th Jun 2021
Looking for help to repair two skirting board that our puppy has been chewing. Will be able to share pictures for a better understanding of the work
Clapham, Greater London
18th May 2021
I need MDF skirting cut and installed (I have the skirting on site ) in 3 bedrooms and a hallway. I have a picture of the floor plan and the product that you will need to cut and install. I don’t need it painted
Beddington Corner, Greater London
10th May 2021
FIxing of not well installed skirting boards (about 3 areas/walls; remove, cut to size and install back)
Millwall, Greater London
28th Apr 2021
I have a window and would like to put a desk there and for it to fit I need 1cm removing off each side of my skirting board
Penygraig, Mid Glamorgan
22nd Jun 2021
Skirting boards needed for the living room and hallway
Spring Grove, Greater London
16th Jun 2021
Preparing the ground floor of our house for a valuation and need help with some woodwork in the kitchen. We have new skirting boards and need someone to cut them to the right size. Also need someone able to build a small simple wooden box to cover exposed an exposed boiler pipe in one corner. Can supply tools if required, needs to be this week.
Brixton, Greater London, SW9
14th Jun 2021
1. Cut back and bag hedge. 2 ft on top, front and back (make it narrower). Got it done last year but, It's fast growing and backs onto footpath. Photo below. 2. Dig up and bag another short hedge 2ft tall by 4ft long. 3. Supply, replace and paint skirting board. Straight pieces. 3 areas. Photos below.
Crouch End, Greater London, N8
3rd Jun 2021
Three corners/small areas of white skirting board have been chewed by a dog and so need replacing/fixing.
Great service, perfect finish, Conor was amazing: would definitely recommend.
Ganwick Corner, Hertfordshire
17th May 2021
I have the new skirting board needs to be cut to size and installed, and a door under the stairs fitted. If we are happy with the works there are other jobs around the house to be addressed.
Chavey Down, Berkshire
10th May 2021
We have ordered skirting board. Need them fitting in spare room, living room and dining room.
Wembley Park, Greater London
7th Mar 2021
Our dog has chewed the corners off a few areas of our skirting boards. I'm looking for a quote to ideally repair or if not fully replace the skirting boards.