Aug 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Hi, in doing a search for "garage skirting" here at Homeone, I only found a couple of previous threads. In one of them, the poster had been advised that garage skirting needed to be raised off the floor level, as the garage was deemed to be a "wet" area.
I'm just wondering if there is any actual building / code standard in respect of adding skirting boards to garages? It seems that many homes are built without any skirting in this area at all (and imo the finished area looks pretty ugly without it). But I have also read about synthetic skirting boards that won't buckle and can thus be used in wet areas.
So what's the situation here? Can skirting be added at garage floor / slab level at all, or is it required to be raised off the floor? If it has to be raised off the floor, there hardly seems any point in adding it imo, since for me one of the primary reasons for adding skirting is to create an aesthetically appealing finish at the exact point where the wall meets the floor (and not 10 cm off the slab!!).
Re: Garage skirting - standards?3
Aug 27, 2018 11:48 am
I am sure garage is not a wet area because it is not serviced by water however that does not mean the floor cannot get wet from driven rain or door leaks. The common sense would demand some clearance from the floor but its not mandatory and I am not aware of any standards that require it to be so. Plaster sheet itself is usually hung with 10mm clearance to the floor.
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Re: Garage skirting - standards?4
Aug 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Thank you very much for the replies. I think I will discuss installing some sort of synthetic skirting with the builder. I saw these over the weekend, for example and they look quite good (on the website at least):
http://www.archiprofiles.com.au/product ... bcat_id=10
Re: Garage skirting - standards?5
Aug 30, 2018 9:49 pm
My skirting is raised off the garage floor a little. Had never considered it might be raised for a reason. I have thought about caulking between skirting and slab, as the slab under skirting look messy- due to framing behind plaster I imagine.
I’ve been to other homes by my builder and didn’t see skirting raised off floor/slab as standard.
Mr Sausage If you do use skirting from the link, I would be interested to hear what you think. I’ve considered using the cover skirting from this supplier in my parents’ house.
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