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    Fitting skirting about radiator pipes


    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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    Liam Pratt

    "Better to mark accurately and nice neat cut around the pipes"

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    P&M Carpentry

    "You can either cut the skirting to a lower height as it reaches the radiator or you could pull radiator clips off and try to carefully slide behind pipes"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Haven properties

    "If you don’t really want to remove the radiator the easiest solution is to cut the skirting at a forty-five-degree angle vertically at a point where when joined back up it will be less visible to the naked eye. The forty five degree should be made so that when re-assembled the ‘sharp’ visible piece is pointing away’ from the light source so as not to attract the eyes attention to the cut. Use a good quality PVA glue to secure the cut joint and A simple sand and paint and you won’t even know it’s there
    Obviously, if you prefer to drain down the rad then that’s another story....easy enough but not to everyone’s liking."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Handyman build it

    "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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