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    Fitting skirting about radiator pipes

    Carpenters

    We’re looking to fit new skirting, the old skirting we had was 45mm our new skirting is 119mm but the issue we have are the pipes for the radiators. They’re quite low down which is causing a problem with how high the new skirting is. How would we tackle this problem? Jigsaw the skirting to fit round the pipes? Or try and slot the skirting behind the pipes by removing the radiator temporarily?

    Asked by Beth on 24th Sep 2020
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    HBIservices

    "The best solution is to reroute the pipework to go under the floorboards to the radiators. Another idea is to install modern radiators at a higher level."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    vsbuildingservices ltd

    "I find it is easier to cut the perfect fitting with router, and very often with multitool."

    Answered on 28th Sep 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    RB Carpentry

    "Using a jigsaw to cut around the pipes, you would then glue the piece you cut out, back in. If you’re painting the skirting you can use some filler then sand it down and paint over. It is a bit more tricky if your having natural wood effect."

    Answered on 28th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

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