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Skirting (Jargon Buster) G#1264 N#1261

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Skirting Jargon Buster

Skirting Jargon Buster
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Definition:

SKIRTING

  • Vertical board running horizontally at junction between floor and wall, covering a tolerance gap often between plastered walls and boarded floors.

(NGS BRM ’13)


Relevance to Sustainable Construction:

  • Provides a passageway for air movement and heat loss or coolth gain, in non-airtight buildings.

Hollow Skirting

  • Could be hollow to carry electric cables for power and communications in front of the wall surface avoiding labour intensive and materials wasteful installations.
  • Electrical looms (as used in vehicle assembly) can be considered for off site preassembly and Lean or efficient on site construction.
  • Can facilitate the easy wiring and rewiring in future maintenance of cables
  • Can accommodate future installation of systems that do not exist today
  • Can have quick release fasteners to facilitate easy access
  • Can connect with Dado rails and dado panels and door architraves to route wiring around building
Materials
  • Usually Softwood or Hardwood
  • Ideally Temperate not Tropical species
  • Avoid acidic tanning containing species
  • Could be reclaimed, locally sourced,
  • Ideally UKWAS or FSC certified with chain of custody new wood
  • Could be oiled or stained
  • Often Painted or Lacquered
  • Also made of plastic in commercial premises
  • Often PVC which should be avoided if possible

(NGS BRM ’13)


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18th November 2013 – 5th November 2018

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