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Measuring Advice

The process of measuring for your glass splashback can be daunting if you've never attempted it before. But don't worry, we'll talk you through every step below. You won't believe how easy it is.

All we need from you to manufacture a standard rectangular Splashback are the height and width.

Measuring A Rectangular Splashback

Ordinarily, such 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/up-stand 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.

 

Rectangular Splashback

We recommend that you take down the width & height measurements, then take away 3mm from both to ensure sufficient space for comfortable fitting if the splashback is being fitted between wall cupboards and under an extractor. This 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 3mm deduction.

All that's left for you to do is order your Royston Glass splashback.

Please Contact Us with your required dimensions, and we will come back to you as soon as possible with a no obligation quotation.

 

Measuring Socket Cut-Outs

Trust us, it’s really simple.

First of all, we recommend that you draw out the splashback you require, and mark on it (using small rectangles) roughly where you have your sockets. Mark them with an S for Single Sockets, and a D for Double Sockets.

Then, all you need to do is measure the distance between the nearest edge of the glass (Left or Right Edges) to the centre of the socket; then, measure from the bottom of the splashback to the centre of the socket.

In effect, you are providing us with a point, describing where the centre of the socket is positioned. Using this, our CNC technicians apply the standard measurements we use in house for single and double socket back-boxes to position your cut-out.

Due to the nature of glass, it is not possible to create a socket cut-out with 90° corners. They instead come with 6mm radius corners. For more information on Radius corners, please see our ‘FAQ’ section, or contact our technical team on 01226 700027.

Rectangular 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 01226700027.

If you would like a quotation for a splashback with socket cut-outs, please do not hesitate to Contact Us (attaching the drawing of your splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

Measuring an Inverted T-Shape Splashback

Measuring an inverted T-Shape is the most common shape after a basic rectangle and really isn't as difficult as it looks.

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. 3mm 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 3mm is deducted from this height to allow for a comfortable fitting.

Rectangular Splashback

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 3mm 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 3mm, and its height requiring the deduction on 3mm 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 01226700027.

If you would like a quotation for an Inverted T-shape splashback, please do not hesitate to Contact Us (attaching the drawing of your splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

Measuring an L-Shaped Splashback

It sounds more complicated than it is, honestly.

Again, the place to start is the overall width and height of the splashback. 3mm should be deducted from these to allow comfortable installation.

Rectangular Splashback

The width of the top section of the L-shape is next - 3mm 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, 3mm 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 01226700027.

If you would like a quotation for an L-shape splashback, please do not hesitate to Contact Us (attaching the drawing of your Splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

Measuring a U-Shaped Splashback

We keep saying it, but it really is pretty straight forward.

Rectangular Splashback

At the risk of repeating ourselves, the first measurements we require for an L-shape splashback are the overall width and height. 3mm 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, 3mm 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 300mm. Any less than this, and the splashback cannot be toughened - in this case, the two vertical sections and the bridging section of the U-shape should be split into 3 separate pieces). If the height is sufficient, please deduct 3mm from it.

Almost there - we just need the width of the right upright of the U-shape (take off 3mm here, again), and the overall height of the glass on the right hand side. Deduct 3mm 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 01226700027.

If you would like a quotation for a U-shape splashback, please do not hesitate to Contact Us (attaching the drawing of your splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.