Measuring a splashback is pretty straightforward for areas like behind your cooker hob. More complicated areas are not as easy as you may think, to ensure you get a well fitted, professional looking finish.
If in doubt, let us take the measurements and templates for you. Surveys are cost effective — they take the risk out of getting it wrong — once your glass is cut and toughened, it cannot be altered if it does not fit. A survey is much cheaper than buying a replacement splashback.
We always send to 2 people to carry out splashback measurements as it is important to have all measurements checked twice — we advise you have your own measurements double checked by another person if you are providing your own measurements.
Use a spirit level to check all walls and surfaces are straight and level.
Measure the width and height and take off 2mm from any edge where the glass will meet an object, (like a cupboard) or a wall.
Allow a 4mm tolerance where two pieces of glass will join together.
If you need holes to be cut out for sockets, socket sizes are usually 75mm x 75mm for single sockets and 135mm x 75mm for double sockets. Measure your socket position by measuring from one edge, in to the edge of the socket and from the work top up to the bottom of the socket.
Where your glass will meet at corners, allow an 8mm tolerance for the glass and the glue.