Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Install Skirting Boards

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Fit Skirting Boards?

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Job 1
You want to replace the existing little skirtings in your Victorian living room, which has a bay window and fireplace. You have found some lovely 7” Ogee skirtings, the builder will buy them but you have completely cleared the room to the floorboards for him.

This will take 1 tradesman and his labourer 1 day
Labour £250.00, materials £100.00 ……..£350.00. If you want them in oak…….£420.00

Job 2

If he has to clear the room and put it all back again add

Job 3
If he has to paint them as well with 3 coats of acrylic add.......

Job 4

If he has to make good the plaster add

Your carpets will have to be cut down ever so slightly as the new skirting boards will be thicker than the daft little ones. Your chappie wont do this but a carpet fitter will charge you…….. £40.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing/Fitting Skirting Boards

I’m trying to work out why you don’t have any at the moment! I suppose some arse could have ripped them out in the seventies and now you’re looking at some horrid little 3” high strip of “modern” varnished rubbish.

If this is the case you’re lucky but if you want to replace “proper” skirting boards with something better, there will be a problem. When you rip them off the wall, it’s likely that areas of
plaster will follow them. This will have to be made good and not many carpenters can plaster! If you’ve got nasty little 70’s skirtings, the plaster will have come off the first time, so it should be ok.

When you choose the new skirting boards, try and get a design which is in keeping with the house’s age, most
timber yards will have about half a dozen mouldings to choose from.

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