Ash Skirting Board
We have a wide range of profiles available for Ash skirting boards including both modern and traditional styles. Some of our more contemporary profiles are Bullnose, Jazz and V-Mould whilst our classics include ever popular styles such as Ogee, Regency and Lambs Tongue.
We only display our most popular profiles only so if you can't find what you're after, feel free to give us a phone call. We have hundreds of tooling varieties so the chances are we can match your skirting, however we do also offer a bespoke service if you would like a truly individual product. Any profile/moulding in our extensive range can be applied to Ash skirting. View our full range here.
Our Ash skirting boards come in 18mm thickness as standard and are 3m lengths. The standard heights that we offer are 65mm, 95mm, 115mm, 145mm, 165mm, 190mm and 215mm. Our skirting products are also available in MDF, Oak, Walnut, Beech, Pine and Sapele.
Ash, what kind of wood is it?
Ash has a light, almost creamy colour that has a wide, light brown grain. The pale tone is pleasant and neutral as it is, but also takes to finishes well.
The wood naturally has very few knots which is another reason why it often used in manufacturing. The wood is generally very smooth and considering it's strength, hardness and toughness it is surprisingly light.
As a hardwood, Ash is a great alternative to Oak as it carries many of the same qualities but comes at a slightly cheaper price.
The Skirting Board - Let us briefly cover its history
The purpose of Ash Skirting Boards, like any other type of skirting, is essentially to cover any uneven areas or gaps where the floor joins the walls of interior rooms. Skirting Boards also protect walls from damage that may occur as a result of furniture being pushed up against the wall and marking the wall surface. They can also do wonders in preventing moisture getting into the gaps at the foot of the wall should damp proofing not be in effect.
Skirting boards have been common in most homes, offices and public building since the Victorian era and have truly stood the test of time. Whilst technology and developments in construction may have lessened their practical necessity over time, the still remain a vital part of home furnishing. They are often used purely for their aesthetic values or installed as a design feature.
Matching Ash skirting boards with other Ash furniture can pull a room together, with the pale complexion of the wood giving a room an open, light and airy feel. Of course the more elaborate your profile, the more your skirting boards will stand out which is why some of our traditional profiles are used in period properties, where people may be trying to recreate the grandeur of past times.
On the flipside, some of our modern profiles are a lot more understated, with clean, subtle curves and edges that mould seamlessly into their surroundings without standing out too much.
E & S W Knowles is a company founded more than 90 years ago by the Knowles family. Over the years, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that allows us to be masters of our trade. We have experienced almost every situation that can arise when dealing with skirting and architrave, meaning more often than not we have the solution to your problems and our friendly sales team will gladly answer any questions.
Behind the scenes, our production team work tirelessly to maintain our high standards and manufacture products that will please our customers, every time. Our Ash product line is no exception to this and is treated with exceptional care.
Our factory in the Midlands, right near the M6, is where we have been based for many years. The Birmingham HQ allows us to easily distribute our products around the country, with our fleet of delivery vehicles traversing the length and breadth of the country on a daily basis.
We only use the best quality timbers we can find to ensure a fantastic end product, with the majority of our timber coming from sustainable sources. To this end we are proudly accredited by the FSC and the PEFC, both of whom are not for profit organisations that work tirelessly to protect the world's forests.