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Adrian was very good at communicating and arrived on time, he fitted the skirting boards with no issues and done neatly. He was also very polite and well mannered.
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Great attentive carpenter. Highly recommended and I will be using again.
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A great job installing new skirting boards in our downstairs hallway, we'd recommend Goutham.
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Fais was fantastic from start to finish. He did a brilliant job cutting, fitting and painting skirting boards throughout our whole flat, with excellent communication throughout. He was really friendly, and finished it all to a great standard (despite all the problems an old building threw his way) and stayed late to get everything completed and cleared up. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Lovely work for a reasonable price. Thanks Chris!
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Why hire a skirting board expert through Airtasker?
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.
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Top Skirting Boards related questions
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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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!
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Lambeth, Greater London, SE1
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Skirting board and plasterboard behind it is picking up slight damp from basement floor. Skirting board needs removing ; plasterboard cut back to create gap to concrete floor to eliminate water travel. New skirting board then reattached to touch dry laminate floor only - and repainted. Length is about 1m. - Due date: Flexible
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Alameda Place, Greater London
20th Nov 2023
We need skirting boards cut, and then installed in two rooms. Looking for quotes so ignore the price suggested on task - Due date: Flexible
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The board underneath balcony door is water damaged. Need to replace it, check sealing and also repaint damaged areas - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 December 2023
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St Johns, Greater London, SE8
19th Nov 2023
Hello, We have a lot of general wear and tear around the flat that needs fixing which I've listed below. We also really want someone who can come and finish off our skirting boards as we've recently widened our door into the kitchen. Unfortunately our last trader let us down and did not come back and finish his work. - hole in living room that needs filling in - 3 x hole in hallway that needs filling in - finishing off skirting board for hallway/kitchen including ensuring all holes are filled in on both sides and also threshold is added between tiles and wooden floor - see picture - new light switches in house including kitchen x 12 - changing door knobs on internal doors - trimming down 2 x kitchen plinths (recently had tiles done and they both just need trimming down) - door fixing on bathroom - Due date: Flexible
Doors skirting boards door frames and window frames.
18th Nov 2023
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1 skirting board lifting, kitchen blinds up and 24in tv bracket up
Brownswood Park, Greater London, N4
5th Nov 2023
I have a small area of skirting board I need lifting so I can fit my fridge in. I need to kitchen blinds put back up after falling. I need a small 24inc tv bracket putting up. - Due date: Flexible
I need skirting boards replaced in my small flat
Clerkenwell, Greater London, EC1R
2nd Nov 2023
I live in a small flat in central London and the skirting boards in the kitchen hall and bedroom need replacing as they are slightly coming away from the wall. It’s not a big flat, so it is not a big job! I will remove the old skirting boards and buy materials, so I just need the labour to install the new ones! - Due date: Flexible
Fix loose skirting boards
Hammersmith, Greater London, W6
31st Oct 2023
I would like to request a quotation for a handyman to help fix x2 loose skirting board (see image attached). - Due date: Flexible
Replace the skirting boards in the downstairs toilet
Docklands, Greater London
26th Oct 2023
A small downstairs toilet needs the skirting boards replaced. How much will it be, two long ones and one shorter length. Only serious enquiries. - Due date: Before Monday, 20 November 2023
Fix chipped skirting board and hang large picture on dry wall
New Cross, Greater London
9th Oct 2023
My skirting board has chipped. Just need to cover it up. I also need to hang up a large picture.
Brett was amazing and efficient! He also went over and above to help me with an electrical fault.
Replace integrated appliance skirting board
West Hampstead, Greater London, NW6
8th Oct 2023
I have integrated applicances in my kitchen the skirting board below them is broken and I would like it to be replaced - Due date: Flexible
Great work in installing skirting board under integrated appliances
Curtains, 2 doors need to bd put up, skirting board x4 section
Birchfield, West Midlands
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We need a bathroom door to be put up as well as a cellar door to be put on. We also need a door fixed in one of the bedrooms. Skirting board needs to be put in the kitchen on one side as well as some In the passage way. And the curtain in 3 bedrooms and one in the living room. - Due date: Flexible
Fix chipped skirting board
New Cross, Greater London
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My skirting board has chipped. Just need to cover it up. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 September 2023
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Tooting, Greater London, SW17
21st Sep 2023
Fit skirting boards for our son’s bedroom. 3.4mx4.9m
Chambers' Green, Kent
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Skirting board fitted and filled - Due date: Flexible
Mist Coat and Prime Skirting Boards
Streatham, Greater London, SW16
5th Aug 2023
I've recently had my hallway plastered and I'm looking for someone to do the mist coat on the walls and ceiling. Also looking to have my skirting boards primed too. I can provide paint and primer. I do have a roller but happy for you to bring your own kit too. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 6 August 2023
Nice guy. Completed the job really quickly and to a high standard. Really pleased with the work and would definitely work with him again.
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Bushey Mead, Greater London
18th Jul 2023
I’m looking for someone to install new skirting boards 3m x 2 total of 6m in bedroom. 1 wall old skirting has been removed already and 2 wall needs old skirting board removed. Skirting board is 15cm high and 4m king so needs to be cut to size Total installation 6m I’m flexible anytime before Friday - Due date: Before Friday, 21 July 2023
Thank you Andre! Super job really efficient, quick and left everything spotless when finishing the task. Will use again!