Skirting Boards.

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by rowdyyates76, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. panlid

    panlid New Member

    not to a f***g handyman;)
    quick story... guy had a laminate floor down and wanted it all renewed. it had skirts on top of floor. so he went to work and i spent all day putting down new floor under skirtings which as you know is a struggle. anyway ide just finished when he got home and i proudly shown him the finished job. i was well please but my a* dropped when he said why havent you got the bead round , and i explained how skilled i was blah blah blah and he didnt need it. he said, but i want it i think it looks nice. i was gobsmacked. just goes to show that we all have different standards of quality.

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  2. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    I presume then, that it was a darker looking wood, so
    the clear bead didn't look like a dark line, as it would up against pine.

    Handyandy - really
     
  3. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    HA, yes a very dark brown, original looking.

    SID.....customers, there a pain in the a@@e :)
     
  4. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    The gaps on all 3 jobs varied from 1mm to 10mm in a wave. As I said, old houses.
     
  5. panlid

    panlid New Member

    just going for my tea. when i get back i'll tell you about the time i got beaten up of a customer:D
     
  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    what's the problem, with customers in old houses having beading at the bottom of the skirting.

    Many houses had beading fitted to the bottom of the skirting as standard

    as always the old carpenters had reasons.....
    it was a draft excluder
    it was part of the design of the skirting
    it made up for poor thicknessing control on floorboards
     
  7. panlid

    panlid New Member

    dirty deeds your missing the point, just humour them will you;)
     
  8. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Of course it would be fine if the bead is put in from new. You have a different dicision to make when the skirt and floor boards are 100 years old with dents, cracks, scuffs etc on it.

    It just would not look correct with some new beading on the varnished ones. You would also have to match the varnish. The customer had done this in another room and the varnish had changed colour at a differnt rate to the skirting. Looked like s@@@e after 2 years.

    With the painted skirting I did it looked perfect with white silicon. You tape the skirting and with the white you tape the floor. Nice straight lines.
     
  9. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    You lot are getting as bad as the nitpicking electricians. If you've got any cracks to fill just tell me, I always need somewhere to use up left over tarmac.
     
  10. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    any customer on mine wanting laminate flooring it told they are getting scotia moulding or new skirting. otherwise they can get a bodger or a diyer
     
  11. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Are you a gipsy LC?
     
  12. panlid

    panlid New Member

    so what did you use on the varnished one, clear silicone?
     
  13. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

  14. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    Why, do you want to buy some lucky heather, very cheap?
     
  15. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Didnt know you could get broadband in a caravan
     
  16. panlid

    panlid New Member

    well if you came to my house and did that ide rip your head of and s* down ya neck. ;)
    next thing youll be telling us expanding foam...
     
  17. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    Well sid, next would be like what LC said, tarmac
     
  18. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    I'm not as it happens, I sub for a groundworks contractor sometimes.
     
  19. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    If you don't like tarmac, what about concrete? I could bench it up nice round the skirting.

    Anyway, 'rip off your head' etc is my line.
     
  20. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    trust me girls, we went through the exact same thought process on these jobs, in these cases it was the best.

    In all cases, beading was not an option.
     

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