Measuring for an Escape Glass Splashback

Looking for a free estimate?
Wanting to install the splashback yourself?
Live out of Invercargill and would like to get your builder to help?

Well then the good news is measuring for one of our splashbacks is fairly straight forward.

You will need: 

  • Spirit level
  • Square Corner (Rafters Square)
  • Tape Measure
  • paper and pen
Just follow these guidelines below to ensure your measurements give us all the information we need for the perfect fit.
  • Use a spirit level to check the walls and surfaces are straight and level. If they are not we can make the splashback with sloping edges.
  • Find the square corner as this will be your starting point. We suggest starting this with the largest panel you will be measuring for.
  • Measure please what we like to call "tight sizes" which is the full width and height with a tape measure at various points along the glass. Do not take anything off these measurements, we will allow for all glass tolerances at our end. See images below on where to measure for your splashback shape. 
  • If you need holes or cut-outs for plugs please measure the position of these from the bottom and one edge. Do a simple sketch with your measurements and send it to us. Please also be sure to let us know if your plug cutout size is different from the NZ standard of 60mm x 100mm 
  • If you need a complex shape such as a curve to suit a cooker hood then we will need a template. Preferably on corflute, MDF, plywood or thick cardboard. 
  • Please don't worry about glass overlapping in the corners etc, again we will make all allowances for this. We will just need these indicated clearly.
  • Last but not least - Please double check your measurements. Once the glass is toughened it cannot be cut or changed.

If you are in the Southland region these measurements are only required if you wish to install the glass yourself as our local service includes a measure and install as part of the job. 

If you are still unsure or stuck please call us on 032145012 or email - even just fill out the form below and we will be happy to help. 

Please note if you are remote or rural we are able to offer a zoom or facetime call to walk you through the measuring process. 

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