Kitchen Sinks installation
You need to ensure that you have easy access
to pipes for repairs in the event of a leak or blockage. Belfast sinks installation - You will need to cut
a hole in the top of the kitchen sink unit to allow
the sink to sit level in the unit. The sink should be
packed up until it is level or just below the rim of
the base units. Fit a support rail on the wall behind
the sink. There are no fixings required for this sink,
just seal it along its top edge with silicone before
positioning the worktops. It is normal to have up to
10mm overhang of worktop over the bowl of Belfast sinks.
Inset sinks installation- Each sink may have a template
or you can draw round the sink and measure a line in
by the required dimension for the rim clips. A jigsaw
is used to cut out the hole. This should be done with
the worktops off the units. The unit top rails will
need to be cut out to accommodate most inset kitchen sinks and the
clips may need checks taken out of the unit gables.
Once you have the sink cut out completed and the unit
cut to suit, then lay the sink in place and clamp it
down. It may first be necessary to put a silicone bead
around the cutout to effectively seal the sink to the
worktop. The cut edge of a laminated worktop should
also be smeared with a suitable sealant to protect it
from any water. Once this is done then lift the worktop
and sink into place on the unit.
Undermounted sink installation - These are fixed to the underside
using screws or bolts through a metal plate depending
on the worktop material. Suitable brackets may be supplied
with the sinks unless the weight is such that a support
table needs to be built under it. First put a bead of
silicone around the sink rim then position the sink
and fix it to the underside. The worktop cutout needs
to have a finished edge, as it is visible.
and Cabinet Size
Your sink choice is determined by the size of the cabinet
and countertop. Measuring each correctly will help you
save time and guide you in making the right choice.
Measure the cabinet size under the existing kitchen sinks or
where the new sink will go. Only a cabinet measurement
of this size or larger will fit the sink bowl and tap.
Measure the worksurface from front to back, this measurement
will determine the width of the sink that can be used.
We recommend that a minimum of 25mm of worksurface is
left around the sink..