11th January 2017
We have prepared easy to follow steps together with detailed illustrations to assist you install the Intrim SK800 Series Shadowline Skirting system.
Detailed instructions with diagrams are below:
Cut DJ800 door jamb material to required lengths with a 45-degree mitre cut to the top of stiles and each end of the head.
Assemble the head and stile mitre joints with PVA glue and nails or screws. (Detail A)
Pack opening and install DJ800 door jamb plumb and level. Take care when installing jamb material, to make sure it is fixed parallel with timber framework. (example – if framework is 90mm wide and plasterboard is 10mm thick = 90mm frame + (2 x 10mm) 2 thicknesses of plasterboard + (2 x 3.5mm) 2 thicknesses of plaster set = 117mm total width of DJ800 door jamb, therefore the difference between timber framework face and door jamb face = (117 – 90) divided by 2 = 13.5mm on both sides between the jamb face and framework face. (Detail B)
Once all DJ800 door jambs are installed, it is time to install the SK800 skirting.
Cut SK800 skirting to required lengths to fit neatly between door jambs and internal and external corners of framework. Cut SK800 skirting with 45-degree mitre cuts for internal and external corners.
SK800 Skirting must be nail or screw fixed into every stud at a maximum distance of 600mm centres. The top ribbed section of skirting must be fixed to every stud. (Detail B)
Install plasterboard sheet to framework as per manufacturer’s specifications. Cut and fit plasterboard sheet as close as possible to door jamb and skirting edges. Preferable to have the factory finish plasterboard edge sitting on the top of SK800 skirting edge.
Install all PVC stop beads (PLTB 630 – 30mm x 6mm tear off bead) to door jamb surrounds and metal perforated angles to external wall corners, taking care to cut the corners to a point to eliminate plasterset material build-up. (Detail C)
Brush down the top ribbed section of the skirting prior to plaster setting. Set all plaster joints including the joint where the bottom edge of wall plasterboard sits on top of the shadowline skirting, using paper joint tape. All plaster set and accessories must be installed to manufacturer’s specifications
Apply plaster set to PVC stop beads around door jamb surrounds. All plaster set and accessories must be installed to manufacturer’s specifications and instructions.
Apply all coats of plaster set including top coats to all plaster joints and sand. Tear of PVC lip on stop bead around door jamb surrounds and it is now ready for painting. All plaster set and accessories must be installed to manufacturer’s specifications and instructions.
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