Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our wall panels.

Bespoke Wall Panelling

How to measure for Bespoke wall panelling?
  1. Simply measure the width of the wall or of each wall in a room if you are planning to panel the whole room.
  2. Then measure the height you wish to have the panelling, (either full ceiling height, up to 1.9 metres which we call standard height, or any other height you require.
  3. Multiply these 2 numbers and that will give you the total square meterage of wall panelling that you require.
  4. Then, choose which bespoke style you wish to use and multiply your answer from step 3, by the price per square metre and that is the total amount to the nearest pound to supply your bespoke wall panelling.
  5. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for clarification.
Fitting Bespoke Panels

All of our panelling is made in the traditional way, using precision cut MDF, rails, uprights (muntons) and panels which interlock as the panelling is built up the wall. Bespoke panelling can be fitted by a competent tradesman but fitting is not recommended as a job for the inexperienced novice.

  • Radiators should be removed prior to installation and can simply be re-hung on the same brackets once installation is complete.
  • Electrical sockets must be re-sited if they do not land within a panel. Face plates can then be secured to the back boxes using longer screws. Both electrical and plumbing work must be carried out by fully qualified tradesman. Any requirements for new siting of electrics will be agreed prior to production of the panelling.
  • Decoration is straightforward as all of the panelling is supplied white primed.
  • All of our wall panelling comes complete with skirting board and capping rail, however you may supply your own skirting if you are matching to elsewhere in the room.  Alternatively, additional lengths of capping rail and skirting board can also be purchased in lengths of 1220 or 2440 if you wish to have this continue on other walls.

Wall Panelling Kits

How to measure for wall panelling kits?
  1. Simply measure the width of the wall or of each wall in a room if you are planning to panel the whole room.
  2. Add these figures together, rounding them up to the nearest whole, and divide them by the width shown for the wall panelling kit you would like to install.
  3. Round that number up to the nearest whole to ensure that you have ample wastage for your project.
  4. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for clarification.
Fitting Panelling Kits

All of our kits are made in the traditional way, using precision cut MDF, rails, uprights (muntons) and panels which interlock as the panelling is built up the wall. All fixings are provided (except glue) as are step by step installation instructions. The work can be carried out by a tradesman or competent DIY enthusiast. It is not recommended as a job for the inexperienced novice.

  • Radiators should be removed prior to installation and can simply be re-hung on the same brackets once installation is complete.
  • Electrical sockets must be re-sited if they do not land within a panel. Face plates can then be secured to the back boxes using longer screws. Both electrical and plumbing work must be carried out by fully qualified tradesman.
  • Decoration is straightforward and full decorating instructions are provided with each kit.
  • All kits can be simply cut to fit up to doors or around window frames and apertures and we offer framing kits to cover all of these situations.
  • All panelling kits come complete with skirting boards and capping rails, with the option of a plate rack on the taller kits.
  • Additional lengths of capping rail and skirting board can also be purchased in lengths of 1220 or 2440 if you wish to have this continue on other walls.

General

What do I do if I have a window along a wall that is going to be panelled?

All our wall panelling products can simply be cut around window and door frames and there are 2 framing kits available to frame a window or door aperture if desired. Please enquire when ordering your kits.

Do I need to remove my skirting boards?

Yes, as our wall panelling kits come complete with their own skirting boards.

How do I panel around a radiator?

Radiators should be removed (by a qualified plumber) prior to installing the wall panelling. Once the wall panelling has been fixed, the brackets can be re-fixed through the wall panelling and the radiator hung and reconnected.

What do I do if there is an electrical socket on the wall which is to be panelled?

Electrical sockets must be re-sited, if necessary, to sit within a panel rather than a rail. This work must be carried out by a qualified electrician. Once moved, the socket cover can be fixed through the wall panelling.

How thick is the panelling? Are all kits the same thickness?

Tongue and groove wall panelling is 6mm thick, whereas all other styles are 12mm thick, except for Georgian wall panelling which is 18mm thick. Moulded capping rail is 32mm thick, plate rails project 120mm.

Will the panelling sit within the depth of my door architrave?

Probably not the capping rail, but we can provide a frame kit to overcome the projecting capping rails.

Is it easy to paint the panelling?

All of the wall panelling components have been fine sanded and primed prior to delivery so that only an undercoat and topcoat are required on site.

How do I work out how much panelling I need to order?

Simply divide the total wall length(s) you wish to cover by the width of the wall panelling kit you wish to purchase, and this will give you the number of kits you require.

What is the best way to keep the panels on shaker and similar styled kits symmetrical on each wall?

All of our wall panelling components are precision cut and provided that you ensure that the base rail is fitted exactly horizontally, the remaining components should remain square.

Is the panelling suitable for bathrooms and kitchen areas?

All of the wall panelling is made from moisture resistant MDF and provided it is painted correctly, should be resistant to water. The wall panelling is not suitable for shower enclosures, above the bath or wet rooms, however it is suitable for bath panels.

How do I panel up a staircase run?

This is a more technically challenging installation and a lot of the detail depends upon the style of wall panelling you wish to use. Please contact the office for details. Only the Shaker and Tongue and Groove styles are suitable for stairs.