I'm having a new kitchen and bathroom fitted by a local company and am having a few issues.
My main issue at the moment is that the gas hob has been fitted very close to a full length cupboard (20mm). When we questioned the safety of this the project manager agreed to put a stainless steel splashback on the side of the cupboard. He's now done this, but as the splashback is 20mm thick, the edge of the hob is now touching the splashback, which severely limits which saucepans we can use and makes the hob look squashed. More importantly though, the edge of the cupboard door has not been covered and when using the front left burner this surface becomes very hot, leading me to think that damage, if not fire is fairly likely.
I guess my main question is whether such a positioning, even with the stainless steel splashback meets safety regulations. This positioning is fairly impractical, but is it going to impact on future saleability of my property? I haven't paid the final balance for this job yet and you welcome any advice before I do pay.