Sorting this skirting

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Sincity, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    Where this skirting meets architrave and other side it needs to be thinner, shall I just plane it more gradually and to a point to than I have to feather it in?







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  2. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    Why not just put the casing / liner flush with the face of the plaster ( and more to the right) ;)
     
  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Is this your own house or a customers?
     
  4. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    No, surely not :eek:
     
  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Very possibly, indeed probably.
     
  6. Okoak

    Okoak Active Member

    The whole thing is a complete dogs breakfast, it can never be anything other than a patched up bodge unless it's ripped out and done correctly.
     
  7. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    Not sure what you mean but the architrave goes in. The plaster doesn't go up to architrave so skirting is thicker because architrave is set in below plaster level
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2021
  8. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    You mean pad architrave out? There is no architrave on left side so nothing can be done there. Or do you mean just get very thin skirting? I've done rest of room with it though I'm gonna take both pieces out and plane and sand them more.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2021
  9. Okoak

    Okoak Active Member

    The skirting on the left should butt up to the door lining, and the quadrant should sit on top of the skirting.
    On the right I appreciate that or some reason the existing architrave is flush with the plaster, and in this case I would either remove the architrave, build out the lining flush with the plaster and then fit architrave on top, or you could leave the existing architrave and fit new architrave on top and set slightly back to create a feature, and then run the skirting up to it as normal ..... Its not the correct way but once it's painted it would look passable.
     
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  10. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    Thxs. If the skirting on the left goes right up to door lining due to thickness it would catch and rub on the door, so would you recommend planing this down to a narrow point at the lining and feathering it back gradually 30cm? The architrave on the right is flush on plaster at the top but works it's way in towards the bottom. I think the whole lining goes inwards towards the bottom.
     
  11. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    Can the lining be built out ? Won’t that slightly impact on the operation of the door as the hinges are on this side ? The lining needs repositioning, playing with the skirting is just making a poor job worse imho
     
  12. jimoz

    jimoz Screwfix Select

    Just paint it. That's going to be way more work to make look good than it's worth. Sorry to sound like a cowboy but the effort to sort that is not worth it now imho
     
  13. Nev Hope

    Nev Hope Active Member

    Is the OP on checkatrade by any chance. Kids this is why you should consider the building trades as a career, specialise in remedials and you’ll never be out of work
     

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