Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have minimum runs?

There are no minimum runs for on-line products. For bespoke products there will be a fixed cost that will take account of the complexity and linear requirements of the order.

What materials are available?

We can machine skirtings and architraves in almost any timber that is requested. We use FSC timber and have two categories with four main types of wood:

  • Softwood
    • Pine (Redwood)
  • Hardwood
    • Tulipwood
    • Sapelli
    • American Oak
What lengths and thicknesses do your products come in?

Where possible skirting lengths will be supplied in 3.6 lengths however may be supplied in liner meterage.

  • skirting boards are 3.6 metres
  • architraves are 2.4 metres
  • dado rails are 3.6 metres

Thicknesses available range from 21mm with other thicknesses available at additional cost.

Do you deliver anywhere or can I pick up my order?

We can deliver anywhere in the UK within 5 to 7 working days of cleared payment and committed to production before 2:00pm. The costs for the service where possible are normalised but unfortunately to more remote locations we may have to charge a surcharge due to carrier charges. Customers are also welcome to come and collect their orders.

Any international deliveries will be quoted separately.

What is the turnaround time?

On-line products will be despatched within 5 to 7 working days for Pine and Tulipwood and 7 to 10 day for Sapilie and Oak. Primed orders taking up to a further 2 working days . Please note these timescales apply on orders placed and cleared payment before 2:00pm. All orders received after this time will be processed the following day.

Do you pre-prime your mouldings?

Our whole product range can be supplied pre-primed with additional coat available at an additional cost, priming of the first coat of micropourous white paint on the face side and final sanding prior to despatch.

Can you match any profile?

If your requirement is not from our on-line range of profiles, we are able to match your requirements through the making of specific cutters and moulding solutions. We require a sample of 15cm minimum of the requested design. The cost of each of the bespoke solutions will be quoted in advance of undertaking the work and will be dependant of quantity.

On average this would take up to 3 weeks following written approval of your design.

How can orders be paid for?

Payment for orders can be made via our secure online shop on the website using Visa, Mastercard, Switch, and Electron.

Telephone payments can also be made by contacting 01765 640 314 with your credit card details.

Payment for all Bespoke orders will need to be made over the Bank Draft.

Payment by Bank Draft may also be accepted at the discretion of the Management, however, in such cases, the goods would not be manufactured or dispatched until cleared funds are available.

Are your prices competitive?

As we manufacture all of our products ourselves, we can offer competitive prices - add to this the minimum run lengths being only 2.4 metres for architraves and 3.6 metres for skirting boards and dramatic savings can be achieved over comparable products offered in other wood yards or retailers.

Can I get a sample of any of the designs?

We can supply samples subject to a signed IRP agreement of any of our designs.  There is a charge of £2.99 for each sample ordered which covers postage and administrative costs. Order your sample here.

What size architraves and skirting best suit my needs?

A key reference to sizing is the proportion of the ceiling and the door heights. Our standard range can also be extended to incorporate greater height proportions.

Ceiling Height Sizing Suggestions for Skirting’s
Up to
To 2.4m
To 2.7 m
To 3.0m
To 3.6m
90-140mm
120-180mm
140-220mm
180-450mm
Door Heights Architrave Widths
2.04m
2.34m
2.70m
65-90mm
90-150mm
120-300mm
Do you make your profiles in MDF?

We pride ourselves on using only natural materials that are fit for purpose in both period and modern homes.

This means that we never make skirting out of MDF for the following reasons:

  • We believe that the product, although stable offers risks to our employees without having a hypogenic environment – we choose not to subject our staff to this risk.
  • Our customers want natural – they often have wooden, natural stone and ceramic floors and although water proof MDF is offered we believe in the longer term it is not as robust as the natural materials.
  • Finally, the aging process for natural timber results in mouldings that complement their environment. They can take the knocks and bumps that modern life creates but still look beautiful as they age. Our experience of MDF is as it gets damaged it begins to look worn and this would not do credit to the homes that our mould goes into.

The result is that in cost terms the differential per length is no more than a quality coffee on the high street so why have a copy when you can have the original used through all periods of British architecture.