1. T

    Help identifying kitchen worktop

    Hello and nice to meet you. I am trying to fix some burns from the worktop but i would like to be sure for its type. I have uploaded two photos. Let me know if you need better photos. Thanks in advance!
  2. Auric

    Do I need cooker hood side vent if ducted?

    Hey all Had a neff cooker hood installed which is ducted to exhaust outside. It's quite high up the wall with low ceilings so the stainless steel casing needs cutting down to around 40cm. Our electrician is saying we need to use the bit with the side vents, but I don't think we need the side...
  3. L

    Hole in concrete floor below kitchen sink unit?

    Hi all I've been trying to find the source of a cold draft in my kitchen after taking off the plinth below my sink I have found a hole in the concrete floor (where the cold air is coming from), and it has a pipe going into it. I have a few questions... 1. Does anyone know what this pipe is? I...
  4. S

    Under Cabinet Lights

    Hi all, I’m refurbing my kitchen and currently at the stage of an empty room with holes all over the walls I thought this would be a good opportunity to get my electrics all sorted before the units go in. Anyway, I want to add under cabinet LED that ideally will be powered from a switch...
  5. K

    Kitchen worktop refresh

    Hello! A friend has just moved into a flat that has a kitchen that is ‘tired’. Replacing the kitchen or even worktop is not an option. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I (as a diyer) could refresh the worktops? Vinyl looks a bit too thin, but is there anything similar available that is...
  6. N

    Quartz worktops concern

    Hi. I'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience of quartz worktops in their kitchens? I was listening to the Reclining Pair podcast the other day, where the host was talking about fitting the kitchen in his newly (self) built extension. He was saying that quarts has energy holding...
  7. S

    Sharing a microwave and oven on same cooker circuit

    Hello All. This maybe a silly Q as I have little knowledge of UK electrics. I am refurbing the kitchen and am looking at obtaining a induction hob, a microwave/frill and a oven. The hob is fused 13amp, microwave is fused 16amp and oven is fused 15amp. Can the hob be on the normal circuit and...
  8. C

    Replacing Kitchen End Panel

    Hi, I’m replacing an MDF kitchen end panel which has blown due to a leaking washing machine. There appears to be silicone in-between the top of the original panel and the silestone worktop. Is this just general clear silicone or is there a specific brand/type I need to purchase? Thanks in...
  9. J

    Kitchen Electrics - Electric Hob and Oven; cooker switches?

    Hello all, After some advice please. Currently have a 32A switch on my consumer unit with a 6mm T&E cable going to a cooker switch in the kitchen - unsure what appliance this fed before. I am wanting to add an electric induction hob and oven that I understand both need to be wired into a...
  10. M

    Appliances too high for worktop, end panels too low

    Ok so our new kitchen is almost fitted but the worktop supplier said there should be a gap between worktop and appliances - not sure why our carpenter didn’t keep the end panels between units as oversize, instead he trimmed them down to line up with them! He actually says he trimmed them to...
  11. nbellyjnr

    B&Q Fitting Service Gone Wrong

    Hi Everyone, This thread has been invaluable to me the last few weeks. We have had an ongoing, 5 month saga with a B&Q kitchen fitting. The first fitters that attended were clearly not qualified and did virtually everything wrong. This needed to be assessed and refitted. The work included not...
  12. M

    Kitchen end panels and worktop replacement

    Hi I'm am looking to replace my kitchen doors, drawers, end panels and kickboards with 18mm birch plywood. What is the best way to remove the end panels particularly where they are situated either side of the oven. I believe they are secured with screws inside the cabinets but I can't imagine...
  13. nbellyjnr

    B&Q Kitchen Fitting Problems - Next Course Of Action?

    Hi Everyone, This forum has been invaluable to me the last few weeks and I really appreciate all of the help I’ve been given regarding a variety of issues. We had a kitchen fitting with B&Q that has been plagued with issues for the get go. It’s now over four months since the fitting started...
  14. nbellyjnr

    Wooden Worktop Knot

    Hi, Hoping someone can help with this. I’ve just had a wooden worktop fitted by B&Q and after it has been oiled, I’ve notice a knot (hole) in the surface. The fitter has said it’s really common and just to leave it. Does it need filled? Should it be there in the first place? Thanks
  15. nbellyjnr

    B&Q Kitchen Cupboard Unit Support

    Hoping someone can help with their opinion on this. We have had endless issues with B&Q appointed fitters. We initially had fitters that had been chucked off the job (by B&Q) because they didn’t know what they were doing - they had fitted cupboard units to the back wall. We were then given new...
  16. nbellyjnr

    Induction Hob Gap

    Hoping someone can help. I recently had a B&Q kitchen installed (by their fitters) and there is a fairly sizeable gap between the hob and wooden worktop (image attached). The fitters have said they can’t get the hob any tighter but to me the gap seems too big. Could anyone please advise if a...
  17. JD2012

    Kitchen Mixer Tap Problem

    I have a problem with the Mixer Tap in my Kitchen. The Cold Tap seems to be slipping and won't turn off with a single turn. Is this just a washer that needs replacing or do I need a whole new tap? If its just a washer how do I open the tap? I have done this years ago but forgot what I did lol...
  18. B

    Fridge/Freezer Housing “Slipped”

    Strange one this (am I in the right forum?). I've got an integrated fridge/freezer in my kitchen, in a housing (some kind of bog standard chipboard thing from B&Q). Wall on one side and other kitchen cabinets on the other. A few days ago the housing - on the side attached to the wall -...
  19. AdFromEssex

    Are these CH or HW pipes?

    Evening all. Just wondering if anyone can give me an idea what these pipes may be, please: House built c1905. Concrete floor (rest of the house has floorboards). These are within a kitchen cupboard that is against the party wall, roughly opposite the original kitchen back-door. The...
  20. J

    Kitchen Worktop joint help

    Looking for some advice - having my kitchen redone and the b and q plan shows this cut of the worktop. The sink is as shown. The fitter didn’t look at the sink until after they cut the worktop and then told me I can’t have my sink (or any sink more than 780mm). I can’t find any standard bowl...