We love a challenge at Skirting King, and this is what we got with Castle Hill Cottage! Take a look at this unique project in which we were tasked in upgrading skirting board and architrave that has not been touched in over 100 years!


The Brief

Castle Hill Cottage’s owners contacted us after flooding to the ground floor damaged the skirting board and architrave. The profile that was in situ was over 100 years old and was not a profile that we had in our standard range. Claire Knight, the owner, wanted the new skirting and architrave to match what was fitted in the upstairs of the property.


The Project

To achieve this, we received samples of what could be saved from water damage and got a bespoke tool made that would create an identical match. The skirting and architrave were supplied in 195mm and 70mm pine that was 23mm thick. We supplied the skirting board and architraves primed for the customer to finish on site.

It was crucial for the plaster and flooring to be treated and dried before fitting the new skirting to avoid warping and splitting. As is the case with many of these grade II listed buildings, it is essential for any replacement fixtures and fittings to be an exact match. Our team of tooling experts worked closely with all our bespoke customers to ensure a perfect match every time. At Skirting King, we take pride in delivering bespoke solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs, and the Castle Hill Cottage project is a perfect example of our commitment to excellence.


Client Feedback

“We had been looking everywhere for skirting and architrave profiles to match our existing, we could not find it anywhere. Skirting King had a bespoke solution, and the new skirting and architrave is a fantastic match, you can’t notice the difference! We were kept up to date throughout the process and the delivery came on time”.

Claire Knight, Castle Hill Cottage