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The Width Option

What is the width option for?

This option is chosen when purchasing architraves, plinth blocks, rosettes and door frames. It is used to select how wide you need the material to be.

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Architraves:

When purchasing architraves, the majority of our designs are available in the standard 70mm and 95m widths (some are even 120mm!). This is normally down to personal preference but you can take guidance from the height of your skirting. For instance, if you have skirting 170mm or shorter the 70mm architrave may look the most fitting. If you have skirting boards 195mm or higher, the 95mm architraves are a better choice.

However, you can sometimes be restricted on the architrave width due to where they are being fitted. You may find you want a 95mm but your door frames may be too close to an adjoining wall or light sockets may be in the way. These are things you need to consider when choosing the width of your architrave.

Plinth Blocks:

When choosing the width of your plinth blocks, you need to take the width of your architraves in to account. Your plinth blocks cannot be a smaller width than the architraves - it simply won't work. You need to make sure the plinth block width is either the same or wider than the architraves (in most cases, plinths are slightly wider than architraves).

Rosettes:

When choosing the width of your rosettes, you need to think about the width of your architraves (just like with the plinth blocks). The width of the rosettes cannot be smaller than the width of your architraves as this will not work. Just like the plinths, the rosettes need to either the same width or wider than the architraves (usually, the rosettes are slightly wider than the architraves).

Door Frames:

With door frames, the width isn't personal preference. The width you choose for the door frame should be the same width as the doorway it will be attached too.