Q: How do I work out the quantity of panels, skirtings, dados and joint strips I need?
A: Divide the total (in mm) by 660mm, this gives the number of Room Panels required. Every Room
Panel needs one 770mm length Joint Strip (3 obtainable from one 2435mm length) and then add an
individual (770mm) Joint strip whenever the run ends (at a corner, door etc). An End Strip is
required at an external corner. The 2 runs of panelling that meet at a corner both end on an End
strip (though one of these can be a joint strip, since you wouldn't see the edge of one of the strips)
There is therefore no "Corner Strip". When calculating the
number of Dado Rails and Skirting, simply divide the total run (in mm) by 2435, then round up. You
will always lose a little length when doing a mitre at corners.
For stair panels, use 285mm centres and measure horizontally (i.e. using a plan view of your room) for quantities. As with the room panels, the stair panels, use one cut length of joint strip per panel, plus 1 (joint strip or end strip) at the end. You cut these joint strips to suit the slope of your stairs and again should get 3 from each 2435mm length, or 2 if your stairs is very steep.
Q: What is the height of the panelling?
A: The panelling when used with our skirtings and dado is approximately 965mm high (3 feet 2 inches) from the floor to the top of the dado..
Q: Can I use Room Panels with my existing skirting?
A: Yes, provided it's deep (as in thick) enough, and flat on top, otherwise as you slide the Panel down the wall to meet it, the Panel will pass over it rather than rest on it. Additionally, the depth of
the top of your existing skirting needs to be sufficient to not only allow the panel to butt up to it, but
there needs to be enough additional space for a small bead (quadrant ideally) to complete the "framing" of the panel. Most, even large old skirtings are not this thick. If the customer really
doesn't want the hassle/expense of removing existing skirting, the Dado can be placed upside down
on top of the existing skirting so you have a rebate into which the Panel can go. It's obviously up to the customer to decide whether this is
Q: What do you use to hold the bottom edge of the Stair Panel?
A. Use a Dado placed upside down on top of the string. The "side" of the stair is called the stair "string" or "stringer" Note that on stairs, the joint strips between panels may not lay flat to the wall. This is normal, no need to fix these as the panels are held tight top and bottom.
Q: What about very short "runs" too short for Room Panel, even one that is cut in half?
A: The "Fill In " Panel is useful here, however, bear in mind that as this is just a flat panel, some
sort of 10mm thick batten might need to be placed on the wall behind, so the bottom and top edges of the panel sit
snugly in the rebates of Dado and skirting. Very short runs are often found on landings where there
is very little space often between one door surround and the next. If an area such as a landing is all
short runs like this then obviously you won't get the effect anyway, so may be worth not doing such
an area at all. Another example of a short run is a room in which there is a chimney breast, ie a
section of wall stands proud of the rest of the wall. Here you would probably want to use the "Fill in" Panels.
Q. What if, in the case of a room, the window ledge is so low that a Room Panel must be cut
through the moulded or raised part of the Panel to make it fit the space?
A: Just cut through the moulded part and butt up to the underside of the window ledge, obviously the
window ledge must end well proud of the wall, not be flush with it. You wont see where it buts up if
it's this low (unless you lie on the floor!)
Q. What thickness are the wall panels?
A: The fibreboard used to produce the panels is 3.5mm in
thickness, but the material is moulded in the same way as a moulded fibreboard door, in fact the
panels are cut from special sized fibreboard door skins, so when the panel is placed against the
wall, the edges are approx 10mm "proud" of the wall.
The moulding process
produces the depth of moulding not found on other systems (eg Easypanel from Homebase etc)
Q. Do you keep stock of all products?
A: Yes, we generally have stock of all products. Occasionally, if we have a particularly large demand for a product, we may run out before the replacements are manufactured, so it can take 1-2 weeks for new product to arrive. This does not happen very often and we will try to flag low stock products on the website. We will always let you know if there is a problem with stock.
Q. Can you explain the order process?
A: It's simple, you work out what products you need and simply click the "Add to Cart" button next to each one on the order page. You can set a quantity for each before you click the "Add to Cart" button or in the shopping cart itself.
To complete your order, check the cart has the correct products listed, then follow the links to fill in your contact details - we need a contact telephone number to enable us to make an order to our carrier.
You will then be directed to Paypal for payment. Their system is quick and secure. We are notified by email of your order. We capture your payment only when the order is ready for dispatch. We carefully package it, usually the same day or the next day and contact our carrier for collection. NOTE that when we capture your payment, we will in most cases enter delivery tracking details in the comments section of the payment email you receive from Paypal - you can track your delivery with this information.
Note that you can also pay by cheque - just make the order online, then after you've given your contact details, under the green "Payment Options" box, choose "Cheque". Don't worry about filling in the cheque fields in the next screen - as long as you click "Order Now" and send your cheque to us, we'll dispatch your order as soon as the cheque clears. Send cheques to Hare Wall Panelling, Langwith House, Well, Bedale, DL8 2PD. Please make sure that your cheque is made payable to TIME-10
Q. Can you explain the delivery process?
A: We pack our parcels usually within a day or two of the order. Because of our remote location, we only have courier pickups about once a week, usually Friday. Once they are collected from us, they are normally delivered 1-2 business days later.
Please note that if your order is very small, we will try to reduce the shipping cost by sending it at the same time as other orders, but if you need it in a hurry and we have no other orders to go that week, we're sorry but you will have to pay the full charge.
Due to the nature of the product, the packages are large, many are long and most orders are several packages.
Because of this, we will advise an estimated delivery, but cannot guarantee a set date. We advise you not to book work people to fit your product until it has been delivered, and not to stay in expecting delivery on a particular day. If you might not be in, please write instructions for the carrier to leave in a dry place - either at your property or with a neighbour. You can do this at time of order in the special requests section of the shopping cart, or by leaving a note for the carrier to find at your property.
Note that for customers who live within about 120 miles of us, we can offer a personal delivery for larger orders - a time and date can be arranged for these. We have been known to deliver personally to London and Glasgow, if the order is large enough.
Q. What is your returns policy?
A: We don't have many returns, but we are happy to refund the full value of products if they are returned at customer's expense and undamaged. Of course we will replace any goods that are damaged on delivery. We can arrange for collection by our carrier at our standard shipping charge.