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    Picture rail and dado rail definition and costs?

    Carpenters

    What is the difference between a picture rail and a dado rail? How much do they usually cost to have installed in an average-sized living room?

    Asked by Patrick on 30th May 2022
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    M P White

    "A picture rail is shaped to take a standard picture rail hook. Dado rail can be any shape you like …. Cost Depends on the profile (moulding) type of wood and size. Also ‘off the shelf’ or made to order."

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2017 - report
    OPW Property Maintenance Ltd

    "All depends on the size of the room and how much wood is needed"

    Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    JS Carpentry and Painting

    "Picture rails, usually pine timber but you can now get in m.d.f. This is fitted to the wall around the room at a certain dimension down from the ceiling, (depending on what the client would like. In Victorian or Edwardian houses this can vary because of the height from floor to ceiling in each property.

    Dado rails, usually pine timber but you can now get in m.d.f (modify density fiberboard)..this is man-made.
    Once again this will depend on the property but usually fitted 1m off the floor."

    Answered on 1st Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    JRDS Joinery and Roofing

    "Dado rails are in the middle of your wall normally to split the wall in half paper or paint. The picture rail goes more to the top of your wall as if it was to hang pictures off"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Eliteuk

    "Hi A picture rail I’d approximately 1ft from your ceiling whereas a dado is approximately at waist height, this prevents chairs from damaging your wall.
    Regards
    Norman Styles"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Inobuild Ltd

    "A picture rails is high and a dado rail is usually between 1000mm to 1200mm from the ground.
    It would depend on which species of timber for costing but I would say approximately £220 per room.
    Taking into consideration that multiple rooms would roll into one another reducing the cost."

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    C & N Joinery Services

    "Hi the honest answer is not a lot the picture rail generally has a lip on top to hold the picture back in the day !!! The price is different from shop to shop and by mdf of pine from £ 7 pounds say to £ 25 and as for price to fit that also depends on what people willing to do it for !!! I.e a bob a job man may be £ 50 but a proper joiner who will put his name to it etc may be his day rate from £120-180"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Bdcarpentry6

    "Now days there are so many different styles ..etc

    All depends on the meter to materials

    But fitting of … depends on the carpenter"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Bonners carpentry and building

    "Picture rail is usually about 300 mm from ceiling and dado rail normally about 1-1.2 m from floor
    Cost depends on what type of rail you use eg mdf it hardwood"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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