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    Currently in dispute with builder. Contract says to provide Half Splay 42mm architrave and half splay 67mm skirting. What does this mean? Can anyone please provide me with the profile?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    With the 42 mm half splay, imagine taking a bit of 42 x 12mm square dressed stock ruling a line about half way down one face and half way along one edge and then planing this off. Basically removing a triangular prism section 21 x 6mm from one corner. That's roughly it, not sure of the exact dimensions but somewhere close to that. So how come you're in dispute with the builder over your archs and skirts?

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    Thanks Mick for your prompt reply. My understanding is the same. The builder has put in architraves that don't have the half splayed section. They are insisting it is a matter of interpretation.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I did a quick google of my favorite timber merchant and splayed is as Mick described with a rounded over top. There is no other "interpretation" as far as I am concerned.
    Don't force it, use a bigger hammer.

    Timber is what you use. Wood is what you burn.

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    What Mick said, so the terminology is the same from end to end of the country.

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    Virtually the same in the UK. Also called chamfered over here...seems a lot of fuss over nothing if the profile is slightly different..

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    I agree with Gusman.
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    "Splayed" means sloping with respect to something not sloping. Sounds more like a "matter" of illiteracy.

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