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Re: cupboard height
Reply #5 - May 15th, 2005, 3:14pm
 
I'm sure it's in the building regs somewhere but I couldn't find it when I looked just now. This site suggests...

http://www.callde.co.uk/safety_regulations.htm

Quote: "A Minimum of 750mm Clearance is Required Above a Gas Hob and 650mm Above An Electric Hob To a Cooker Hood. The Gap May Be Reduced To 727mm Above a Gas Hob But The Hood Must Be Cleaned Regularly To Prevent a Fire Hazard. Wall Units Either Side of A Hood Must Be At Least 366mm Above. A Minimum of 300mm Clearance is Required Either Side of The Hob If Installing Next To a Larder Unit or Flammable Material"


I believe the usual problem is the use of 60cm wide hoods over 70cm wide 5 ring hobs - which can mean the wall units either side encroach.
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Reply #4 - May 15th, 2005, 1:38pm
 
Thanks for the replies. Grin
Yeah i believe it does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but i was told by a corgi guy the other day that he wouldn't issue a cert unless the cupboards were a specific minimum height and distance sideways from the hob.
I think it was 50mm either side and 450 minimum height for the cupboards either side of the hob. But can't remember the corgi "recommended minimum" Angry
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Reply #3 - May 15th, 2005, 1:15pm
 
Sounds like it varies from maufacturer to manufacturer.

I go by the size of cooker/hob - 900 or 1000mm gas range cooker says it has to be 750mm. Last one I fitted was an IKEA-branded Baumatic 600mm one, and that said 750mm too!

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Reply #2 - May 15th, 2005, 8:21am
 
Trician, just looking in my Neff catalogue and they say 550mm electric, 650mm electric between hob & underside of their extractors minimum.

The ones that are level with the light pelmet will certainly not be more than this.

I have got the details for cupboards somewhere, will have a look.

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Re: cupboard height
Reply #1 - May 14th, 2005, 9:09pm
 
Don't think there should be any cupboards sited over a gas hob!
Minimum height for cooker hoods is 750mm if that's any help.

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cupboard height
May 14th, 2005, 6:55pm
 
Can someone please refresh my memory of the minimum height for kitchen cupboards above a gas hob? ???
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