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SKIRTING

SKIRTING
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Definition:

SKIRTING

(NGS BRM '13)


Relevance to Sustainable Construction:

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 Temporate 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 Laqcured
  • Also made of plastic in commecial premises
  • Often PVC which should be avoided if possible
(NGS BRM '13)

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