When designing your kitchen, you probably had a million little decisions to make, from the style of door handles to the colour of your plug sockets.
You also chose finishes and fittings that were key to your kitchens design. If like many others, you chose a shaped cooker hood you probably fitted it and then went… what next? You’ve decided against tiles, however you probably have a few questions about how to get a suitable wall covering to fit around your cooker hood. At DIY Splashbacks, we can do practically anything with glass. There are very little limitations, so shaping a cooker splashback around your hood is something we do every day. You are probably thinking… this sounds expensive, however it won’t cost as much as you might think! You save money, as you’ll be measuring and fitting your shaped glass splashback yourself. Don’t worry… we show you how. We have a comprehensive tutorials section which shows you exactly ‘how to’ do each stage, you can even watch a video!
What are the next steps?
We have a vast selection of shaped cooker hood templates, so the likelihood is that we probably have a template of your model! Ordering can be as simple as selecting your model from the drop down menu on our quotation tool! You’ll see various models and shapes in the drop down. Unsure of your brand/ model? You can usually find this information if you open the fly net/filter. This is typically accessible from the underside of the hood, and is usually a sticker on the motor. The next stage is to take your measurements. Our website works in mm, so be sure to input the measurements in this format otherwise you’ll receive an inaccurate quotation. Measure the width you require. If your splashback is being fitted between 2 cupboards, subtract around 2/3mm for an expansion gap. Now measure the height you would like. When a splashback is being shaped, simply measure from the base of your splashback, to the lowest metal point of your cooker hood. Leave around 1mm for expansion from this measurement.
Once you are happy with your dimensions, the next stage is to input the details in to our instant quotation tool. This process is simple, and will provide you with a totally transparent price. Simply follow the steps, and select your model from the menu.
What happens if my model is not listed?
Don’t panic! Although we have a large catalogue of templates, sometimes there are models we don’t have. However, don’t be alarmed.. there is a process for this too! All we require is a simple paper template, watch the video below. For ordering purposes, all of the steps above remain, except this time, you’ll select one of our outlined shapes such as an ‘Upside down T’. Don’t worry that this isn’t the same shape as your cooker hood. Selecting this shape simply flags to us that a template is required, and we will contact you directly once your order is placed.
Do you have any questions? Why not get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.
Shaped green glass splashback, curved around a cooker hood. This client followed the contour of the cooker hood, creating an undulating curve.
Shaped red glass splashback curved around a cooker hood, however this client continued their splashback along each side in horizontal panels. It is also possible to shape a splashback around plug sockets, this ordering process is equally as simple as selecting a shaped cooker hood. Simply select the number of plug sockets from the drop down menu, and we'll be in touch for their locations once the order is placed.
This is an example of a printed, shaped splashback. This shows how the glass fits around the cooker hood fittings, and is contoured around the curved glass.