When dismantling a kitchen it is really important to use a professional. It may seem like the simplest thing to do. but without expertise in knowing how to remove worktops and order of dismantle you are heading for a disaster.
Here are our top tips for dismantle
- You need someone qualified by law to disconnect electric or home owner insurance invalid
- Isolate water. Heating System if radiators or under Plinth heaters.
- Gas safe engineer required for ranges or hobs
- Make sure floors are covered. One scratch is very expensive
The Art of Dismantling
- Dismantling is reverse engineering
- So appliances out first
- Then plinths and trims
- Take island out if applicable to make space to work
- Remove Top cupboards first
- You might need to remove tiles to get base units out
- Some kitchens have screws filled over and painted. Use a magnet to locate screw head
Thinking of Transporting the Kitchen
- Check kitchen fits.
- and services for appliances
- Hire van. Most hire vans carry 1.2 tons max. An average island worktop weighs 250kg
- Van hire insurance does not cover the goods you are carrying. You will need to take this out seperately.
- You will need straps. Packaging and a way of handling the granite if you don’t have the specialist equipment
- Do you have insurance thet coves the sellers property? If you damage something