Here at Skirting World, we specialise in manufacturing skirting boards to meet your specifications. Whether you need them taller than normal or you can't seem to find a design you need anywhere, we're here to help you.
Our skirting is custom made from start to finish - the manufacturing process all happens in house! We cut each board from your chosen material (be it MDF, HDF or Pine) and use our highly experienced team to produce your order exactly the way you want it.
Once you have placed your order, we begin the manufacturing process. Let's say that you order 18 pieces of skirting board - 170mm x 18mm x 3050mm, all primed, Ogee design. We take several sheets of MDF that start out at 18mm thick, 1220mm wide and 3050mm long. These boards are then cut into several pieces at 170mm wide until we have the 18 that you have ordered.
The next step is to apply your chosen design to each board so that they are all identical. We do this by removing material from the boards using either a moulder or spindle and the Ogee style cutting tools. Our expert machinist does this carefully to ensure the design looks as it should and no damage is caused to the boards or machine.
Now, because you've ordered the primed finish the skirting is passed to our in house french polisher. He uses a professional spray gun to add 2 coats of primer to the front face and top edge of the boards (only parts visible when installed). Between the first and second coat, he sands the boards down by hand to ensure a tidy and smooth application of primer. Once the second layer has been added, the boards are left to dry. Once completely dry a denibbing machine handles the rest of the sanding and makes the primed surfaces of all the boards nice and smooth so that they will easily accept a layer of paint if you choose to do this during installation.
Finally, our wrapping team take care of making the order suitable for transportation. Cardboard edge protection and shrink wrap is used to ensure the finished skirting boards arrive at your home in the condition we sent them (perfect!) so that you can install them straight away.
Skirting boards are now mostly made from the popular MDF material but our HDF option is proving to popular too. If you're after something a little more traditional, we also use Pine to create our skirting. We always recommend using MDF or HDF (cheaper, more durable, higher quality finish) but if you're looking for the real wood effect, Pine is the way to go. We try to treat the knots and imperfections as best as possible and most customers using Pine are generally looking to stain the boards rather than paint to achieve the final finish.
MDF skirting boards are the cheapest option but, don't be fooled by the price. Our MDF is of the highest quality, extremely durable and creates a consistent and beautiful finish once the final coat is added to it.
We are able to produce skirting in various thicknesses - 15mm, 18mm and 25mm are our standard sizes. However, should you need a board with a bit of weight behind it, we are able to get our hands on thicker material really quickly. The most common sizes we get asked for (and produce) are 30mm and 38mm. For skirting boards made in one piece (with older properties, we see a lot of boards that have been made out of several pieces), the maximum thickness we have produced so far is 50mm! Maybe you're looking for a thinner board? Don't worry, drop us a line because we are also able to get materials much thinner than our standard sizes.
Do you need long skirting to cover long runs or walls? Well, we offer skirting in 3050mm, 4200mm and now 5400mm lengths! Our 3050mm lengths are available in MDF where as our 4200mm and 5400mm are made from our moisture resistant HDF boards. A longer board can prevent unnecessary joins during the fitting process and make the finished article look even smoother. Please note that our 5400mm range comes in 4 set designs but we can get it out the door and delivered to you very quickly as it is the only products we actually keep in stock (everything else is custom made to order but we're pretty quick with this too!).