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  • PaulK
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    • 9th Sep 07, 5:56 PM
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    • 9th Sep 07, 5:56 PM
    Local timber merchant?
  • ngbhughenden
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    • 9th Sep 07, 6:44 PM
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    • 9th Sep 07, 6:44 PM
    Jewsons & Travis Perkins are good. The timber is a better quality than DIY stores and much cheaper. You might wish to consider mdf skirting boards as they are primed already and have a smoother fsurface resulting in a better painted finish.
  • weegie
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    • 9th Sep 07, 6:56 PM
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    • 9th Sep 07, 6:56 PM
    thanks for the replies. did think about mdf but as we are sanding the floors as well and stripping back the door frames I'll probably just be varnishing/staining so wood is best.
    • adandem
    • By adandem 9th Sep 07, 8:31 PM
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    adandem
    • #5
    • 9th Sep 07, 8:31 PM
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    • 9th Sep 07, 8:31 PM
    Local timber merchant?
    Originally posted by PaulK

    We saved a fortune by using our timber merchant. Much better quality than the DIY stores too
    • roses
    • By roses 10th Sep 07, 6:33 PM
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    roses
    • #6
    • 10th Sep 07, 6:33 PM
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    • 10th Sep 07, 6:33 PM
    I went to my local timber merchant today & they had plain pine skirting for £5.20/m inc delivery.

    Does that sound about right?

    They only had plain pine which needs treating. I was looking for something a bit darker in natural colour.
    • roses
    • By roses 10th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
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    roses
    • #7
    • 10th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
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    • 10th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
    I found this which looks good:

    http://www.vanillawoodfloors.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=255

    Solid oak with cable hole pre cut at the back for hiding those cables!

    Pretty cheap at £6/m & they have free samples
  • misgrace
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    • 10th Sep 07, 8:18 PM
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    • 10th Sep 07, 8:18 PM
    I agree with the Op about the timber merchants, as we looked at wickes, and thought thier pine was a bit iffy looking, looked substandard to me, so we got some some from the nearest timber merchant, and it was much better quality, and a bit less in price also, and they even cut some lengths into smaller lengths for the smaller arears like alcoves etc.

    I find you get a better personal service from the timber people, and the quality is better.
  • ormus
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    • 10th Sep 07, 9:00 PM
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    • 10th Sep 07, 9:00 PM
    wickes price is ok when you buy in packs. the quality is very indifferent sometimes. keep looking at all the packs.
    Get some gorm.
    • dld2s
    • By dld2s 10th Sep 07, 11:46 PM
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    dld2s
    keep away from the sheds, I am fitting skirting and facing to my aunts house at the moment, not one piece/pack has been straight, they have been twisted, bent, cracked, miscut, i'll never buy finshing wood from them ever again after using this lot
    • roses
    • By roses 11th Sep 07, 9:28 AM
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    roses
    Who are Sheds? Never heard of them!

    Do you mean this company?

    http://www.doorshed.co.uk/

    I just did a google for oak skirting
    • Canucklehead
    • By Canucklehead 11th Sep 07, 9:59 AM
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    Canucklehead
    Who are Sheds? Never heard of them!

    Do you mean this company?

    http://www.doorshed.co.uk/

    I just did a google for oak skirting
    Originally posted by roses

    Good morning: Sheds= 'big box stores' such as B&Q, Homebase etc. as opposed to timber merchants.

    HTH

    Canucklehead
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
  • weegie
    Thank you all so much for the helpful responses. :-) Knew you guys would keep me right. Defo going to try the timber merchants - taking a run there later in the week....
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