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Measuring up ūüďŹ & how to get the right kit ūüď¶

All of our kits have been carefully put together to ensure you always receive the correct amount of everything for your job.

For our wall panelling kits this means exactly the right amount of wood (don't worry we include a couple of spares in case of mistakes!) and materials (things like wood glue, caulk and primer!) for the size of your wall.

The great news is that this means no more last minute dashes to the local hardware store because you've run out of wood glue mid-project. It means everything you could possibly need...all in a box... simple, time-saving and stress-free. Smooth sailing for every step of your project. 

But...there is a teeny tiny catch!

In order to experience this place of stress-free DIY bliss you need to make sure that you get the right kit in the first place. And in order to get the right kit you need to measure up correctly. 

Fear not! We've put together this handy step by step guide to help you with: 

    1. 1. How to measure your walls 
    2. 2. How to measure your stairs  
    3. 3. Help! I have a weird shaped space!
    4. 4. Wait...what's actually in my kit?! 

 

1. Measuring Walls:

 

Getting the right width: 

    1. 1. First measure the width of your wall by placing your tape measure above the skirting board and measuring the full distance left to right. A top tip is to do this with a friend! 
    2. 2. If your wall is very long you might need to do this in two steps and then add both measurements together to get the full width 
    3. 3. Then select your panelling kit for either small (up to 240cms) , medium (up to 400cm) or large (up to 600cms) wall widths.
    4. 4. Note! If you have a very long wall (over 600cm) then you will need to buy a large kit and a small or medium kit to make sure you have enough wood! ūüď¶

 

Getting the right height: 

    1. 1. The average height of walls in the UK is 240cm high so unless you have particularly high ceilings then our kits will have you covered.
    2. 2. You just need to decide whether you want you panelling to come up half way, three-quarters of the way or the full way up the wall and select that option 
    3. 3. If you do have high ceilings (lucky you! ūüėé) get in touch with us on¬†Whatsapp¬†and we'll get you a bespoke kit order¬†¬†

 

ūüéļ BREAKING NEWS! ūüéļ

You can now use our world famous Design Tool  for personal layout plans for our shaker wall panel kit. You just need to input the wall dimensions, create your panelling design and the tool will give you a layout plan and direct you to the right kit! 

 

2. Measuring Stairs 

Measuring your stairs might seem scary but is just as simple! Most people want to panel their stairs and the adjoining hallways so you need to make sure you get the total width. 

    1. 1. First measure the width of your hall way at the top and/ or bottom of your stairs using the same method as above 
    2. 2. Then place your tape measure above the skirting board and measure the full length of your stairs from bottom to top (again - grabbing a pal for this is helpful!) 
    3. 3. Add the width of the hall to the length of the stairs and get your total measurement and select the right kit for you. For example, the stairs are 4m, and the hallway is 2m, the kit you would require is 6m width to cover both the stairs and hallway. 

 

Measuring Stairs

You may be thinking... but my stairway is an awkward shape?

If your hallway has bends or corners, just make sure you measure each section one by one and then add all the widths together. 

Once you have the total width/length, you can then pick the stair kit you prefer. If your total length is longer than 800cm (our Extra Large kit), get in touch on Whatsapp and we can create a bespoke order for you. 

 

3. Help! I have a weird shaped space!

    1. 1. If you measure up and find that your wall is just a little too wide for the small kit but much more narrow than the medium, then get in touch and we can sort you out! 
    2. 2. If you're measuring a nook or slanted wall then the wall then the standard kit sizes should be fine, and we can give you plenty of tips on how to saw your wood at the right angle
    3. 3. Finally, if you're panelling more than one wall, just remember one wall = one kit! You will need to repeat the measuring steps for each of the walls you are panelling. 

 

4. Wait... what's actually in my kit?! 

    • 1. All¬†MDF panels and trim¬†measure 120cm in length.
    • 2. There will be multiple strips in the kit to give you the right amount for¬†your required dimensions.
    • 3. There is a saw and mitre box (if selected) to allow you to cut your strips to exactly the right size and everything you need to stick each strip to the wall (wood glue, paneling pins and caulk)¬†
    • 4. We also include filler and sand paper so that you can fill the gaps between strips and make it look like one smooth piece of wood¬†

 

Everything you need for your project - in the right quantities - delivered right to your door! 

Happy Measuring! 

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