How much product you need will depend on your project, your walls and which products you are purchasing.
How to measure for Coving or Skirting:
Measure and note down the overall lengths of each of your walls. (Removing gaps from the measurements such as doors if you are ordering skirting) The coving profiles are sold in 2metre lengths. You can either add up all the wall lengths into one total, then divide by 2 to figure out the total number of profiles you need to order. Alternatively and if you want fewer joints in your coving/skirting, you can look at each length of wall and work out how many 2metre lengths will fit in the space. If you do it this way you may end up with more wastage.
Tip - Make sure to add a little bit extra to your order incase you make any mistakes with cutting!
How to measure for Contemporary Wall Panels
These panels come in standard 200cm x 25cm sizes. Generally these will be fitted side by side to fill a wall or area. Measure the overall width you want to cover (in cm) and divde by 25cm (which is the panel width) This will tell you how many panels you require.
Alternatively, you can work out how many panels you need by measuring your overall square meterage required. x2 panels = 1msq. Therefore if you have a wall of 12msq that you want to cover, times that figure by x2 and that will give you the total number of panels.
Tip - Always add a little bit extra to your order incase you make any mistakes with cutting!
How to Measure for Shaker nos 120 and 121 wall panels
These panels come in two set sizes: panel no: 120 measures 150cm x 50cm and panel no: 121 measures 50cm x 50cm. Work out the area you wish to panel. This may be the full wall height, or perhaps half height would be preferable for your space, depending on furniture arrangements, as well as the position of any windows and/or doors.
Work out how many of the panels will fit across the space width-wise – remember, you can of course use the no: 120 panel either vertically or horizontally. If the panels do not fit exactly in the space you have, calculate the number of whole panels you can fit, and then divide the remaining space on the wall by the number of panels + 1. For example a wall of 2.4m in width could accommodate 4 panels (positioned vertically) with 40cm remaining. Then divide 40cm by 5 to find the size of the gap you should leave between each panel = 8cm.
A popular design is to position the long rectangular panels (no: 120) vertically, with smaller square panels (no: 121) either above or below them. (insert image?) Try to work out the gaps to be equal vertically as they are horizontally, to give your design a better balance. Eg. if the gaps horizontally are 8cm, then leave an 8cm gap between the larger and smaller panel vertically too.
If you are panelling only to half height, you can choose a wall moulding to finish the panelled area neatly (insert image?). Our moulding no: 4025 has a very similar profile to the Shaker panels and adds a smart dado rail-style edge to the panelling. We also supply our coving/moulding no: 324 which can hide LED lighting, which can throw a soft lighting effect either above or onto the panelling itself.
If you prefer, the moulding no: 4025 can also be used to make ‘bespoke’ panels, to be used in conjunction with the set sized Shaker panels. To do this, simply measure the perimeter of the panel size you wish to create (in cm). The moulding comes in 2m lengths, so divide the perimeter length by 200 to calculate how many lengths you will need.
If you need any help with your order please get in touch and we would be delighted to help.