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Architrave meaning

Architrave is a moulding that fits around the door frames or any sides including the vertical members of a frame around a door or window.

Its purpose is decorative rather than structural and is placed over the door casings and linings, which can be purchased separately. 

Architrave Types

Our high-quality architrave is available in a variety of door architrave designs, that makes it easier for skirting boards and architraves to be chosen to complement each other:

      Architraves are either primed or unfinished, giving you the freedom to apply the best paint or stain to perfectly match those used in other mouldings or furnishings around the room. This allows you to create consistency:

Primed MDF Architrave made from Medium Density Fibreboard is primed and ready if you want to paint your architrave, for a clean finish without any knots that are common in woods.

Redwood is a softwood that could be chosen if you want to apply a stain finish or if you want the option to sand it down in the future.

White Oak veneered architrave is made from high quality oak to a low-density core that will resist warping and moisture and works as a great alternative to solid oak. This can also be stained for an even greater finish.

How much architrave per door?

When adding door architrave to a standard door size you need 2 upright legs which usually measures at 2440mm and 1 head at 1220mm. However, this will depend on what size door you have, to be sure you will need to measure by holding the architrave length against the left hand side of the door using the margins as a guide. Where the margin at the top of the door meets the piece you’re holding is where you mark the architrave.

Architrave Sizes

At Howarth Timber and Building Supplies we offer a range of different size architrave to suit your needs. Ranging from thicknesses 15mm architrave, 18mm, 19mm and 25mm. The architrave lengths are ranging from 2400mm (2.4m) lengths, 4400mm (4.4m lengths), or 5400mm (5.4m lengths) giving you more freedom when cutting to the size of door architrave you need.