Frequently Asked Questions
Bespoke Worktop Installation
Explore these steps for getting a space ready for bespoke worktop installations, from properly securing units to planning out appliances. Making sure that the right components are in place is crucial to staying on track and keeping appointments. These tips will ensure that custom counters can be fitted without delay and that projects are completed quickly.
12 steps to bespoke worktop fittings
Step 1 – Property visits
During the visit, the consumer and/or authorised signatory must be present to discuss, agree and sign off the required design and order details.
Typically you can expect our team to arrive during one of these time slots 8-11, 11-2 & 2-5 on the day of templating/installation.
Step 2 – Parking
Step 3 – Templating a kitchen
- There is a clear visible path to the back wall edge
- Final plastered wall finish is present and not to be changed after template
- No tiles, upstands or cladding/splashbacks are installed
- The worksurface area is clear of all household items including plug-in appliances
- Full worksurfaces are in situ; including tiles, upstands, cladding /splash backs
- There are household items including plug-in appliances present across the worksurfaces
- When Belfast type sinks are in situ with temporary worksurfaces fitted over the sink edges
- All four sides of the sink area are not exposed
Step 4 – Unit installations
Step 5 – New sinks, taps, and appliances
The sinks, taps, hobs and other appliances (including any of the end user’s own) to be installed into the worksurfaces must be available to the Templater with their installation instructions and other specific requirements.
Undermount ceramic, composite sinks and sinks with waste disposals need to be cradled before templating. When an overmount sink requires a cut-out over 500mm in depth on a standard 570mm deep unit, calculate this within the design layout by packing the unit off the wall by 20mm, to give an overall depth of 590mm.
Where a gas hob is required, allow for the distance required from the centre of the burner to a fixed point on the back wall, (either a wall, tile or splashback) whist also ensuring a minimum distance of 50mm from the back of the hob cut out to the splashback. Always refer to the manufacturer instructions for additional clearance gaps.