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Fixing upvc skirting.

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by solo, 31 Jan 2020.

  1. solo

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    Hi all. Looking for recommendations for a decent method of fixing upvc skirting to a plastered wall. Don't know what the "professional" used but it hasn't lasted three months.

    TIA

    P. S. Tried to post a pic but I keep getting a "Security Error" message.
     
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    Can’t imagine why you would have plastic skirting but foam adhesive will fix.
     
  4. solo

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    It was installed by the "Professional Company" who constructed the conservatory.
    I'm led to believe timber skirting would be no good in a conservatory environment.
    I've bought some pink grip now. Just contemplating whether to stick the loose bit back on, or rip it all off and fix it properly.
     
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    Fix it into the closest bin.

    The family home had this, 25 years ago, on the recommendation of a builder. After a few months it looked a bit rough, and after a few years it was awful.... looked totally out of place and had hundreds of scratches that caught the light.

    Finally it was replaced a couple of years ago, back to painted MDF!
     
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    Timber skirting is fine in a conservatory , I installed mine 20 odd years ago and it's still going strong

    Did the conservatory company tell you this to upsell their plastic skirting?
     
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  8. solo

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    No up-selling. Just said skirting was in with the price. Had read articles saying T&G floor boards were no good in conservatories, assumed that applied to trims. Upvc architraves were also fit. This was to hide the plasterers cock-up. Noticed this morning they were coming off as well.
    So best replacement material???

    MDF or softwood?

    TIA
     
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    Mdf , most stable and comes pre- primed .
     
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    Cheers. I suspected as much.

    Thanks for all the replies.
     
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    This stuff will stick it , just been using it on 7” Skirtings , it doesn’t expand as much as normal expanding Foam , but it’s VERY good stuff available from S*fix C5CA6299-B5E7-4AC0-8294-85B2172601EA.png
     
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