|Posted by Martin Dingli on October 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM||comments (1)|
The regulations that apply to how your splashback needs to be constructed will depend partially on the materials you choose to use, and partially on basic requirements under the Building Code of Australia.
Materials and regulations
If you're considering a glass splashback, for example, it must comply with the Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1288, and should be built from toughened glass. In fact, you'll even need a letter from the architect, designer, glass supplier or glass manufacturer to certify that the glass is suitable for the purpose for which it's been designed.
The glass manufacturer or supplier will recommend minimum clearance from the nearest gas burner to the surface of the glass splashback. However, fixing 5mm thick ceramic tiles to the surface will satisfy the necessary requirements.
Fitting the splashback to your wall
Practically, you also need to take into account the height of the splashback. The minimum splashback height is 450mm from the bench surface. If you are installing with an electric cooktop in mind, then the minimum height of the rangehood above an electric cooktop is 600mm (as is the height of wall unit cabinets).
|Posted by Martin Dingli on July 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Splash-backs are definitely becoming increasingly popular. They are incredibly practical as they are easy to wipe clean, whilst at the same time looking sleek and contemporary.
If you are an architect, interior designer, kitchen supplier, builder or just want a change in your kitchen/bathroom just contact us and we will do our utmost to produce something unique for your project.