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Where to buy primed MDF skirting boards...recommendations sought please

Discussion in 'Building' started by dazzystar, 9 Jul 2020.

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    Hi All,

    I'm based in London and am looking for recommendations for where to buy 4.2m 25mm x 170mm high (approx) primed MDF skirting boards. Seems lots of suppliers online but very expensive. If anyone could recommend a supplier that would be great.

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    Daz
     
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    anyone?
     
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    170mm High - thats high - is it an old property?
     
  5. Did you bother checking Travis or buildbase
     
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    yes, very expensive as I don't have an account with either of them.
     
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    plus neither of them have primed MDF 25mm thick.
     
  8. If you don’t mind 10 day delivery look at mdfskirtingworld.co.uk
     
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    yes, saw them, but thought the price was very high. Maybe I should readjust my expectations but £32.75 excluding delivery for a 4.2m length of primed MDF skirting seems a lot of money to me.
     
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    Does it have to be MDF and 25mm? 20mm timber is cheaper than that & much nicer
     
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    Don't you need an account at Howdens?
     
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    What is the best way to secure skirting boards to new fresh plaster skim? I have seen online mdf just being glued one - don't you need screws also?

    I thought mdf was cheaper than Timber skirting?
     
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    You can glue it or screw it or screw & glue, your choice. Make sure the plaster is completely dry before you glue...

    MDF has one big advantage- it doesn't warp or twist or shrink like timber & there are no knots. For commercial fitters it is much faster to fit, only 1 coat of paint needed, in and out sharpish.
    Can't remember what i paid for the last load of 175 x 20 timber skirting but it was nowhere near what you've been quoted for MDF. MKM are quite good for skirting, Jewsons tend to be a bit pricey, check your local area for timber merchants.
     
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    MDF is crap if you have any exposed external mitres. MDF is quite soft so suffers a lot more from impact damage than real wood.
     
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