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Removing kitchen

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by thomp1983, 29 Jul 2021.

  1. thomp1983

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    Hi all,

    I've got a kitchen to remove and looking for some advice on the best way to deal with the worktops.

    Its a large L shape kitchen with quartz worktops, I haven't seen the kitchen yet but I'm expecting there to be several joins, what's the best way to split the joins between each piece and also to remove the quartz from the cabinets?

    I've the same question for removing the upstand from the walls causing the least amount of damage to both the walls and upstand.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
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    Sledgehammer
     
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    Exactly my thoughts!

    Upstand - use pry bars but expect to have to do some plasterwork repair
     
  5. thomp1983

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    Sledgehammer isn't really an option, I'd like to salvage the quartz if at all possible, I'm expecting the upstand to cause some damage but the room it's in is being subject to building work which is why the kitchens coming out so shouldn't be an issue
     
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    The problem you'll have is that if the quartz has been properly installed it will be siliconed onto the tops of the cabinets with coloured epoxy resin in the joints. That makes it extremely difficult to get out without smashing it
     
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    Looking closely at pictures of the kitchen the only join appears to be in the corner of the L so hopefully if I can get it seperated from the units I can use the ends of the lengths to lever it apart, I'll find out on Sunday
     
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    One join in the corner as expected and howdens hadn't bothered gluing it or siliconing it to the worktops.

    Seriously heavy worktops though took some wrestling into the van.
     
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