Height regulation for kitchen cupboards over a gas stove ?


Postby KathleenQ » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Hello

I do not have an extractor hood over my stove in order to increase my cupboard space ( its a very small kitchen ) however need to check what height my cupborads should be above my stove to avoid any fire risk. Can anyone advise or suggest where I can find out ? many thanks
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:04 pm

Hi KathleenQ

As a rule of thumb the minimum distance between the underside of your cooker hood, and the highest point of your hob is:

Electric Hob = 650mm
Gas Hob = 700mm

So i'd guess that a wall unit would need to be at least that, check the manufacturers fitting instructions before installing.
I'd also consider enquiring at Kitchen show rooms they have planners who will know.
Regards
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