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where can I get cheap skirting board?
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Old 09-09-2007, 5:53 PM
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Currently doing up our living room and looks like we will be replacing some of our boards. popped into B&Q today just to look at pricing of skirting boards and was shocked at the price - one length was about a tenner! I'm not looking for anything fancy - just plain pine. Is there anywhere else people would recommend other than B&Q?
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Local timber merchant?
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Old 09-09-2007, 6:44 PM
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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.
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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.
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Local timber merchant?

We saved a fortune by using our timber merchant. Much better quality than the DIY stores too
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Old 10-09-2007, 6:33 PM
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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.
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I found this which looks good:

http://www.vanillawoodfloors.co.uk/p...roducts_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
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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.
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wickes price is ok when you buy in packs. the quality is very indifferent sometimes. keep looking at all the packs.
Get some gorm.
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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
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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
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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

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

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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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