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Knowles Skirting & Architrave is a trading name of E. & S. W. Knowles & Co. Ltd, a company that was founded more than 90 years ago and is still going strong. Our business has been handed down through the generations in the Knowles family and has continuously developed to suit the needs of the construction industry.

We are a major supplier of both MDF and timber products to both the trade sector and to the public.  All our customers are valuable to us, whether you are a member of the public doing some home improvements, a small trader using our products on jobs or a larger organisation, we will try our best to deliver amazing customer service as well as providing a premium quality product.

Using materials from sustainable sources is important to us and has led to accreditation from the FSC and PEFC, both of whom are international non-profit organisations that work tirelessly to promote the sustainable management of the world’s forests.

We act as a supplier for a range of large companies and our products have been used by the Olympic Village, Jaguar Land Rover and Abbey Road Studios to name a few.

As well as skirting and architrave, we produce other timber products on site including door frames and window boards.

With over 60 staff employed on site, we have a wealth of experience and our craftsmanship is second to none. Our skilled workers are experts in production of the skirting boards, architrave, window boards and door frames that are crafted daily at our in house manufacturing plant.

Our products are made to order, minimizing the chances of damage and bowing. An unfortunate natural progression of timber is that it can bow or warp when it is left to stand for too long. Making all our products to order minimizes the chance of damage and ensures our customers always receive premium quality timber products.

We try to work as quickly as possible, keeping lead times to a minimum whilst maintaining our quality control processes. We aim to deliver all MDF products within 3 working days and all timber products between 5-7 days.

You can find the most popular choices of skirting board and architrave design here on our website, along with some of our chosen specials. We only advertise a fraction of the profiles that we can produce as 90 years of creating tooling and developing styles to suit both traditional and modern tastes has left us with a huge library of profiles.

With over 2000 designs available we have covered almost any style imaginable, however we do also offer a bespoke service. For a wider range of profiles, including measurements, take a look at our ever extending profiles catalogue.

For bespoke designs, please call or email our sales team who will be happy to help. We will do our best to create tooling that will precisely match your design requirements.

From our Birmingham based factory, we are able to distribute products nationwide. Our location is a stone's throw away from the M6 motorway - the main arterial route between all major cities in the country.

With an extensive factory, top of the range machinery and an army of skilled staff, E & S W Knowles can accommodate all your skirting and architrave needs.



E. & S.W. Knowles & Co. Ltd experience stems from being a major supplier of fire rated and regular doors, door sets, pallets, cladding, packing and cases, we also have extensive joinery capabilities, and if its wood, chances are we can manufacture it . You may have already used a product made by E. & S.W. Knowles & Co. Ltd.

Please be aware the profile size is fixed on our skirting and architrave and does not change with the height of product.



Skirting & Architrave

Sales Telephone:

0121 356 7046

8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri