How to Measure Glass Splashbacks

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Measuring glass splashbacks is relatively easy, we do understand that if you have not done this before then it can be somewhat daunting, we have sectioned out below various elements on how to measure glass splashbacks.

All we need from you to manufacture a rectangular / square Glass Splashback is the height and width.Ordinarily, a Splashback is for use behind a hob. The width required is therefore usually the width of the hob, and the height is usually the height between the work surface/upstand that runs across the back of the hob to the extractor above. If you don’t have an extractor, then the height is entirely for aesthetic value and as such can vary to your taste.

We recommend that you take down the width & height measurements, then take away 2mm from both to ensure sufficient space for comfortable fitting if the Splashback is being fitted between wall cupboards and under an extractor. This 2mm perimeter is sealed in the final stage of installation, so will not be overtly visible.

If your Splashback is effectively free standing, and isn’t restricted by wall cupboards or and extractor above, then the height and width do not require this 2mm deduction.

First, as with a rectangle, you need to measure the overall width and height of the Splashback. This information tells us how much glass overall we will need to make the Splashback. 2mm should be deducted from these.

Next, we need to know the height of the left wing of the inverted T-shape – usually, this height is the distance between the work surface and wall cupboards above. We recommend that 2mm is deducted from this height to allow for comfortable fitting.

The width of the left wing of the T-shape is the next measurement we need. Generally, this measurement is from the left end of the wall cupboards (to the left of the hob), to where the Splashback goes up to the extractor hood. Here we recommend 2mm is added to accommodate the Radius corner that will be present.

It’s not possible to produce 90° internal corners in glass; instead, a rounded corner with a radius of 6mm (min) is produced. These rounded corners are referred to as radius corners.

Now we’ve taken care of the left side of the T-Shape, we next need to measure the width of the glass that sits behind your hob. Often, this measurement is the gap over the hob between the wall cupboards on either side of an extractor hood. Here, 6mm should be deducted to allow for the radius corners and for comfortable fitting.

The right wing of the inverted T-shape is measured in the same manner as the left, with its width requiring the addition of 2mm, and its height requiring the deduction on 2mm to accommodate the left radius corner.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 0333 335 5036

Measuring a U-shape Splashback again we will first require the overall width and height. 2mm should be deducted from both these measurements to ensure a sufficient perimeter is accommodated around the glass to make installation as easy as possible.

Next, we’ll need the width of the left upright of the U-shape. Again, 2mm should be deducted here.

The width of the gap between the two uprights of the U-shape is the next dimension we’ll need – here, 6mm should be added to accommodate the internal radius corners in this cut-out.

The dimension we need next is the height of the horizontal section of the U-shape that bridges the two vertical sections. (Please note that the minimum height of this section, to allow for manufacture of a U-shape Splashback in a single piece, is 250mm. Any less than this, and the Splashback cannot be toughened.  If the height is sufficient, deduct 2mm from it.

We now just need the width of the right upright of the U-shape (take off 2mm here, again), and the overall height of the glass on the right hand side. Deduct 2mm from the overall height as before.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 0333 335 5036

Again, the place to start is the overall width and height of the Splashback. 2mm should be deducted from these to allow comfortable installation.

The width of the top section of the L-shape is next – 2mm should be deducted from this measurement.

Finally, the height of the right wing of the L-shape should be measured. As with the overall height of the Splashback, 2mm should again be deducted. The adjustments to the heights and widths of various parts of the Splashback will allow for sufficient tolerance for fitting, and will also mean the radius corner will be accounted for.

You’ll notice from our diagram that we haven’t asked you for the dimensions of the other two sides of the L-shape. Don’t worry, it’s not a mistake – we are able to infer these dimensions in house during programming and as such do not need their measurements.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 0333 335 5036

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