Glass Tolerances and Guidelines
The following are guidelines for the production and installation of our products. Socket cut outs to splashbacks: All cut outs in splashback panels will need to be a minimum of 50mm from the edge of the cut out to the edge of the glass, with a further 50mm between cut outs. All cut outs are priced for a cover plate to sit over the face of the glass, if for any reason, an item has to sit inside the cut out in the glass this needs to be made clear at the initial enquiry stage.
Please note that we reserve the right to decline from producing a panel should we feel that the size or quantity of cut outs will be detrimental to the safe handling or installation of said panel. All splashback panels will be spaced off the worktop by using plastic spacers, this will be removed prior to silicone pointing (time scale allowing). We will not sit glass directly on to the worktop.
All fittings that are to be fitted on to the face of the glass i.e. extractors, we will drill the glass to accommodate a suitable sizes nylon bush to avoid the weight of the fitting being carried by the glass. On ALL toughened panels the diameter of any drilled hole will be the equivalent to or larger than the thickness of the glass. i.e. 10mm toughened glass will have a minimum 10mm diameter hole drilled.
Hob & sink cut outs in toughened panels. The minimum amount of glass to remain either side of a hob or sink cut out will be 60mm, i.e. a 600 deep worktop with a 500 deep hob cut out, which leaves only 50mm either side will have to be made in sections or non toughened.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON ALL SUPPLY ONLY OR SUPPLY AND FIT WORKTOPS THAT REQUIRE CUT OUTS FOR HOBS, SINKS, OR TAP HOLES. THE HOB, SINK OR TAPS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE ON SITE AT TIME OF TEMPLATING, OR IN THE CASE OF SUPPLY ONLY A PRECISE TEMPLATE/DRAWING SHOWING THE DETAILS OF THE CUT OUT REQUIRED AND THE AMOUNT OF COVER GIVEN BY THE APPLIANCE OVER THE CUT OUT. THIS IS BECAUSE OUR CUT OUTS HAVE RADIUS CORNERS AND MOST HOBS HAVE SQUARE CORNERS.
All panels that are produced using our CNC workstation will have a minimum 20mm radius to any internal corner / angle i.e. sink or hob cut outs. Should the cut out need to have a polished finish, then the internal corner will have a minimum radius of 25mm.This applies to all glass up to 25mm thickness.
Please note that once a panel has been toughened, we are unable to carry out any further edgework or drilling.