How to measure for a cooker splashback
Diagram 1 shows the required measuring points for a basic rectangle. It is often the case that the required splashback will not be a perfect rectangle (ie. It will have to be tapered on one or more sides to accommodate existing kitchen surfaces).
Measurements B and D for example may well vary by a few mm so please double check measurements to ensure a neat fit. Please also remember to allow an expansion gap where necessary.
Typically sides 1, 2, & 4 will need to have an allowance of 2mm and side 3 can sit directly on the work surface. If the splashback is not to be fitted between two wall units then no expansion gap is necessary on sides 2 & 4.
Similarly, if side 1 is not fitted directly under a cooker hood then no expansion gap is required. For any splashbacks that require a taper or diagonal side, please sketch the required sizes and upload the drawing on our ‘Contact us’ page.
If you are unable to upload a sketch please send the written measurements and we will email you a sketch for your approval.
|We also have further tutorials on how to measure shaped splashbacks, upstands and full wall coverings should you need them.
Any shaped glass with an internal corner will be manufactured with a radius, see Fig 6. Unfortunately it is not possible to toughen the glass with a sharp internal right angle. The radius will be the same as the thickness of the glass, so 6mm thick glass will have a 6mm radius for example. Please take extra care when measuring any such areas to ensure sufficient clearance is given, if you are unsure then