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Cost of skirting

Last updated: 14th May 2019

Hiring a carpenter to do the skirting in your property costs approximately $50/hr. The price of this type of service can increase, though, due to a variety of factors. Expect to pay as much as $55/hr if your skirting job is a bit more complicated.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Skirting Specialists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

How to determine skirting costs

Skirting prices vary from job to job as customers have unique requirements that need to be met. This is the reason why you could find some skirting jobs costing less than the average rate as well as those that are higher than usual. To have an idea whether you’re being quoted a fair price or not, here are a few things you should be clear about.

Do you need the business to supply the materials as well?

If you still don’t have the skirting materials, the business would definitely quote a higher rate that covers both supply and installation. You might want to consider this setup since businesses can purchase materials at a discount. However, if you have the materials in hand, you can expect to pay for labour only, which will certainly be cheaper than the price of a supply and install package.

Do you need help in prepping the skirting?

Naturally, replacing old skirting boards is more difficult than a new installation because the former requires the removal of existing skirting. In this case, the skirting will have to be prepared before you could carry on with the actual installation. This means extra work for your chosen business so ensure that you have enough budget to cover for that as well.

Do you want to have your skirting painted?

There are businesses that can do the painting of skirting too. Of course, this will incur additional fees as they would have to sand the skirting to prep it for paint. Add to that the cost of painting materials and your expenses for this project will definitely go up.

Skirting prices across Australia

The average cost of skirting in Victoria and Western Australia is the same at approximately $50/hr. Businesses in New South Wales charge a bit higher for the same service at around $55/hr.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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