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Door Architrave

Door architraves are an important part of interior design that can make your home’s doors and frames look better. They are the moulded trim that surrounds the door frame. Their main objective is to conceal the space between the wall and the door frame as well as provide a decorative touch to the doorway. At MB DIY, we offer the most stylish Door Architrave, including chamfered and ogee architraves, as well as plastic door architraves.


There is also some confusion about whether to install skirting or architrave first. In most cases, it is recommended to install skirting first, as this provides a more stable base for the architrave. It also ensures that the two are properly aligned.

As for thickness, there is no hard and fast rule about whether the door architrave should be thicker than the skirting. It depends on personal preference and the overall design of the room. Similarly, there is no requirement for the architrave to touch the floor, but again, this is a matter of personal preference and the specific design of the doorway.

Plastic Door Architrave

Plastic Door Architraves are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional wood architraves. There are several advantages to using plastic door architraves over wood, including their affordability, durability, and low-maintenance nature.

Unlike wood architraves, which can be prone to warping, cracking, or rotting over time, plastic door architraves are made from uPVC, a material that is resistant to moisture, insects, and other forms of damage. Because of this, they are a great choice for places with a lot of moisture, like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.

Also, plastic door architraves come in different colours and styles, including both modern and traditional designs. This versatility allows them to fit seamlessly into a wide range of interior design schemes, making them a flexible choice for homeowners and designers.

Chamfered Architrave  

Chamfered architraves are a popular choice for those seeking a minimalist and modern look for their interior design. They are characterised by their angled or bevelled edges, which give them a sleek and streamlined appearance.

When installing chamfered architraves, it’s important to make sure they line up with the door frame and the wall. This can be done by measuring the distance between the edge of the door frame and the wall, and then cutting the architrave to fit the gap. Once the architrave is cut to size, it can be nailed or glued in place using an appropriate adhesive.

The angle of a chamfered architrave can vary depending on the specific design and application. In general, the angle is typically between 30 and 45 degrees, but this can be adjusted to suit the specific needs of the project. It is important to make sure that the angle stays the same all the way around the architrave. If the angle changes, it can take away from the overall look and feel of the design.

Chamfered architraves can be used to create a sense of continuity and flow between rooms. It can even be used to highlight specific architectural features, such as a doorway or a window.

Ogee Architrave

Ogee architraves are a popular choice for those looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their interior design. They have a profile that looks like an S, which gives them a decorative and ornate look.

Ogee architrave can be used to add visual interest to a room. They are used to create a sense of continuity and flow between different areas. One effective way to use ogee architraves is to pair them with other ornate architectural features, such as cornices or ceiling roses. This can create a cohesive and elegant look that ties the room together.

Overall, ogee architraves are a versatile and stylish way to improve the look of your home. With proper installation, they can make any home or business space look more appealing.

Elevate Your Home’s Style with Door Architraves

Door Architraves are an important aspect of interior decoration that can enhance the appearance and functionality of your home. With a variety of styles and finishes to choose from, you can easily find an architrave that suits your personal style and complements your existing decor.

If you’re looking for a practical and low-maintenance option, plastic architraves are a great choice. They are resistant to moisture, rot, and insect damage, making them ideal for areas with high humidity like bathrooms and kitchens.

For a more modern look, chamfered architraves with their angled edges can create a sense of continuity between rooms. These architraves are also easy to install, saving you time and effort.

Alternatively, ogee architraves can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. With their S-shaped profile, they can create a cohesive look when paired with other ornate architectural features or make a statement on their own as a decorative element.

At MB DIY, we offer the most stylish Door Architrave, including chamfered and ogee architraves, as well as plastic door architraves.


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