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A I would simply stuff some newspaper into the holes in the skirting board so it's behind the surface of the board and then fill over with Carlite Bonding Plaster and leave until it's dry.
When the fire crews arrived at the house they found to their astonishment that smouldering around the skirting board caused by radiated heat which had travelled through a brickwork wall from a log burner in the house next door.
Skirting boards provide a decorative finish that can disguise the join between the floor and the wall as well as protect the wall from everyday knocks.
Teressa, 29, said: "I came down one morning and found she'd hidden a huge piece of skirting board in the cage with my two guinea pigs.
The job involves removing the existing skirting board, removing floor and window mouldings, and unscrewing and disconnecting any electrical fittings.
They covered up the skirting boards because they weren't right, and made covers for the radiators.
I think my dream of winning the World Skirting Board Putter-Onner Championships (official competition, honest) is looking more and more unlikely now though.
Inside the house a striking grand reception hall leads to a lounge and dining room - all three with period features such as ceiling coving, dado rails and deep skirting boards - inner hallway, breakfasting kitchen, garden room, utility and toilet.
It kick-started a renovation of the 1920s Normanby property that has seen its owners strive to retain as much of its original character as they possibly could and they set about matching everything from skirting boards to the charming leaded window glass and lots more in between.
The original entrance leads to a vestibule with a Georgian bar fan light over the entrance door and a 'Minton' tiled floor, deep skirting boards, dado rail and coved ceiling.
Look at the bedding, pull back the sheets, check mattress and the skirting boards around the head of the bed.