15th October 2018

Skirting Blocks ~ The Little Detail That Makes a Big Impact

Skirting blocks, also known as plinth blocks, act as a transition between door architraves and skirting boards. These clever little architectural details are easy to install, can solve tricky transition problems and look amazing!

They are wider and slighting thicker than your skirting board and architrave, or in technical speak ‘stand proud’ from your other mouldings.

Originally skirting blocks were used to serve as a load-bearing unit, but today is a small decorative detail that makes a big impact.

Design Aesthetic

Using a skirting block will transform your doorway from average to amazing. Using a skirting block will enhance the appearance of your architrave and make those details really pop.

Usually reserved for use in more traditional homes, we are seeing them used more often in modern homes to create depth and character to a home with cleaner lines.

Transition Problems

Skirting blocks are excellent for use when the junction of a skirting board and architrave is a different style or thickness.

This often happens during a renovation where different thickness profiles are used, or when you want to really pack a punch in your interior and you choose two different, or very ornate profiles.


We have a number of standard designed skirting blocks to choose from, which are available in MDF or FJ Pine.

A plain skirting block works well although when you add some bevelling or detailing to the block, it really elevates the detailing in the home.

We recommend laying your profiles next to one another before installation, which you can easily achieve with our free sample service.

One of our clients create their own design by using the same profile as their architrave in a thicker and wider size to create the interesting detail below.

The size and design of a skirting block is really down to personal preference and the look you want to achieve in your interior.

Ease of Installation

Installing skirting blocks saves time on installation and reduces the need for complex joins. You will also achieve a more streamlined finish with less risk of messy cuts or finishes.