Kitchen Unit / Hob question


Postby turner21 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:37 pm

Can you tell me, is there a regulation that states you cannot have a top kitchen cupboard overhanging the hob? Or a kitchen cupboard that has been fitted too low to the actual hob?

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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:51 pm

turner21,
You can have a cupboard over a hob but for gas it must be 750mm above the rings, for electric its 650mm but the manufacturers recommendations should be followed.
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Postby turner21 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:02 am

Hmmmm.. the cooker in my rented place is short of that by 12cms.....
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:10 pm

turner21,
Unless you are scorching the cupboard correction will have to wait until a new cooker is fitted, it is then that the installer should refuse to connect.
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Postby rosebery » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:32 pm

Theres also a sidways consideration but the suppliers MIs for the kitchen should have said - especially if it is an extractor hood. Those MIs may give clearances less than SB has said.

Suggest you raise youyr concern with your landlord and if he says "don't worry about it it's OK" get him to put it in writing. Then it's his problem.
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:44 am

Hi, surely if it's a gas hob the landlord would/should have had a landlords gas cert. The gasman would have then condemed it as a fire risk. It's a big no no get your landlord to change it before some poor sole gets hurt. It's 450mm to the side nevermind 300mm direct.
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Postby turner21 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:32 am

[quote="stoneyboy"]turner21,
Unless you are scorching the cupboard correction will have to wait until a new cooker is fitted, it is then that the installer should refuse to connect.
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Well.. the corners do overhang the actual hobs and when frying bacon a week ago some fat spat out and caused a flame which put black soot over the corner of the cupboard which is what caused me the concern. I will mention this to the landlord though and see what he says.

Thanks ever so much for your advice with this :D
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Postby madride » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:18 am

[quote="stoneyboy"]turner21,
Unless you are scorching the cupboard correction will have to wait until a new cooker is fitted, it is then that the installer should refuse to connect.
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I think stoneboy thoughts are correct i'll go with him 8)
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