I just wanted to thank you and your team for the workshop. I found the information very useful. The best part was getting the benefit of all your experience and specialist tips without having to learn it all the hard way! It really shows your level of commitment, something I won’t forget. I would recommend you to anyone.
The workshop is presented at our Montague Gardens showroom, at 40 Stella Road. Any interested parties must book via e-mail. The workshop takes place between 18H00-20H00 on Thursdays if bookings were made.
- Customer profile
- Tool requirements and consumables
- Materials-before we start. Ordering tips.
- Installation tips
- Finishing tips
The goal of this specific workshop is to guide our customers through certain aspects of the installation process. We will be addressing specific areas that could be tricky for the less experienced fitter who doesn’t install kitchens regularly. Experience fitters will also gain by attending the workshop.
This workshop can’t turn the “10 Thumbs” customer into a professional fitter. Such a customer should rather go for the “installer assist” process.
We are targeting the “hands-on” customer who has time and also the necessary tools and basic skills to tackle his/her own project. We can’t teach novices the use of power tools, during a single workshop, for instance.
The customer should have access to these basic tools:
Measuring tape, spirit level (600-900mm), square, pencil
Large flat screw driver, Cordless drill with 4.5mm drill bit and posy driver and magnetic holder, counter sink bit
Impact drill with 6mm and 8mm masonry drills
Jig saw with sharp blades—Type used for laminate flooring, 2x G-clamps, file
Other useful tools include the following even though it isn’t vital. (Can be hired)
Wall scanner, Skill saw with fine, sharp blades (necessary to cut work tops)
Hand router (trimmer), electrical planer
Contact glue, Thinners, clean rags, Clean Green
Masking tape, 80 grit sanding paper
30mm and 40mm screws
Clear silicone, Painter’s mate, and wood filler
Drop sheets, PVA paint to seal work tops.
Ordering tips for materials
Allowance for fillers-side, top and bottom.
Allowance for skew walls
Allowance for extractor panels
Light shield allowances
Plans and documents accessible
Planning the starting point- Height of starting point-appliance height
Levelling the kitchen
Use of fillers next to oven and walls. The role of top fillers with a concrete deck.
Position of drawers avoid interference of handles
Spacing for extractors
Checking for water and power lines in walls- Location of stop valve
Hanging of wall units
Fixing unit together and screw positions
Most time spend on this.
Scribing of fillers
Worktop cutting, sealing and edge finishing
Handle fitting-Placement of handles- horizontal problems
Covering of screw holes-filler, stickers or enamel paint
Chipboard and water
Contact us today to book your space!