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Templating Preparation of kitchen before template
On the day of template, the team will use wood strips, plastic Corex or laser/line templators to create a full template of your kitchen. It’s important that your kitchen is ready before the team arrive, since improperly prepared kitchens can lead to delays and re-visit costs. The kitchen itself must be fully fitted and level, ready for the template. Existing worktops may have to be removed to allow for more accurate measurements (our office staff will confirm all relevant details prior to booking the visit). For a more in-depth insight into requirements prior to template, check out our article which covers everything you need to know.
On the day of template, the team will use wood strips, plastic Corex or laser/line templators to create a full template of your kitchen. Our team will also access site access, parking and set up areas to attempt to avoid any potential issues on the actual day of installation. It’s important that your kitchen is ready before the team arrive, since improperly prepared kitchens can lead to delays and re-visit costs. We always ask the customer to prepare the kitchen with the following criteria:
- The Kitchen needs to be fully fitted and secure in place. This includes all structures that would support the worktops and these must be fully assembled and fixed in place.
- Kitchen units needs to be level all around to ensure accurate templating.
- Ensure that there are no existing or temporary worktops currently on the kitchen units OR ensure that they are removed prior to our arrival. This may also require hobs, sinks and taps (and other worktop connected apparel) to be disconnected and removed.
- All appliances to be fix into / on top of the worktops, cladding, splash back or any other fitted area of stone, must be on site during the template survey.
- Please ensure that the Decision Maker is on-site during the template. Various questions will need to be answered during the template regarding overhang, upstands, sink positions, etc and a Decision Maker needs to answer these questions. This does not necessarily need to be the customer however the person who makes these decisions will ultimately be responsible for the decisions made. That’s it! A full template will be taken on the day which will take from 30-120 minutes depending on the complexity of the job. Once complete the office will be given a copy of the template and will be in touch with the customer to proceed with the next step of the installation.
- The sink and hob carcasses must be cut out by the kitchen installer to ensure the appliance will fit into the unit after the worktops have been fitted.