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Thoughts on skirting job...UPDATE

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by missrdb, 8 May 2017.

  1. angelboy

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    He is right though, the decorator would usually follow on if he were working on a site but not really for residential work I'd say. It's probably the standard of the apprentice chippy with a major house builder - maybe even the actual chippy with 'some' major house builders......!

    There was once a real time served traditional joiner who work on a site. Came with just his saw and a pencil and fitted skirting twice as fast as the younger lads who were all using power tools and the sharpest mitres you've ever seen. Cut all the lengths on the back of his knee. Now that skill takes a lifetime to acquire!
     
  2. bobsuerita

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    no matter how much chaulking ,filler you will always see it
    a painter should have next to no prep work on mdf skirting fitted with a pin gun other than a light sand
     
  3. Of course not, but they want the job done and finished because of the new baby coming soon. It's totally up to them as to whether they decide to tell the guy to rip it out, and find some one else, or whether they refuse to pay him, but leave it in and get it filled and then painted.

    Essentially, I agree with all your comments.
     
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  4. chappers

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    well I suppose he has offered to sort it so I suppose you should give him a chance to.
    He is right about not really being his job to fill and caulk, but then there shouldn't be that much to do.
    There are always times where gaps can't be helped, which may need extra filling, but these shouldn't be on the joints nor is there an excuse for not being able to line pieces of skirting up with the pieces they are joined to.
    Not sure what sort of a mess he would make on a job where you might have to scribe skirtings to the floor or cut mitres out of square etc to get them to match up
     
  5. missrdb

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    Well just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, we've discovered he's fitted the skirting against the floor. This is despite my husband asking him to fit it slightly higher than the old skirting as we're going for thicker carpet. So we can't get carpet (even if it was almost paper thin) under the skirting :mad:
     
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    As you can see from the last image, he's not lined up the skirting to the same height as the architrave that had already been fitted and which had left a suitable gap for the carpet.

    We discovered this today when we decided to try and push the old carpet back in place, having now run out of time to resolve this issue and get carpet ordered & fitted before baby arrives.

    Have decided to message him tomorrow to say that's the final nail in the coffin now and we'll need to rip off and re-fit the skirting anyway as we can't get carpet under it. I'm telling him I'm not paying him and he needs to compensate us for the cost of the skirting. I'm not having him back to try and sort this out and do another bodge job. I have no faith in him whatsoever now!
     
  10. Carpet doesn't actually go under the skirting board. The carpet grippers will get set about 5-10mm from the skirting board, and once the carpet has been stretched, they'll then push the carpet down into the gap. Although the covering of the carpet may be thicker, the hessian backing is a standard thickness, and will be okay. Have a chat with a local carpet shop first.
     
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    As above. Carpet doesn't go under skirting.
     
  12. paulpaulpaul

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    oh my those photos are very bad, To be honest I would rip it all out and start again, I certainly wouldn't allow him to patch things up at best.

    if you save some of his facebook photos and do a photo search on google you can see if the photos are taken from another site.
     
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