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    • Hilts100
    • By Hilts100 12th Oct 18, 7:03 PM
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    Kitchen Splashback Issue
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    Kitchen Splashback Issue 12th Oct 18 at 7:03 PM
    We have had the kitchen ripped out and the new one is going in. The wall space under the wall units down to the base units has had all the tiles knocked off leaving the wall with lots of plaster missing and in some places back to the breeze block. We wanted the wall re-plastering. We have been told that as we are having a full length glass splashback it doesn't need it and that the adhesive sticking the splashback on the wall will be good enough and we won't see any of the inferior wall behind.
    Is this acceptable and normal practice.
    Tried to post some pics but cant do it.
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    • bris
    • By bris 12th Oct 18, 7:57 PM
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    If the splash back isn't see through then they are right, no point in plastering the wall.


    Plastering a wall is for decorating purposes, the splash back does away with this as its a finished surface.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 12th Oct 18, 8:01 PM
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    If it's back to breeze block, I wouldn't be happy to cover it with a splashback.

    There's usually tiling adhesive left on the walls too, so I expect it's all a bit of a mess back there and not a good based for something like glass.

    I would expect at least a bonding coat to fill the gaps.
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    • By FreeBear 12th Oct 18, 11:48 PM
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    I would expect at least a bonding coat to fill the gaps.
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    Yup. Slap a bit of bonding plaster on to give a level surface. It doesn't need to be a smooth polished finish. What you don't want is lumps of old plaster or tile adhesive up against the glass - These would be pressure points that would result in the glass cracking if it were subjected to any knocks. If you were really unlucky, heat from the hob coupled with a pressure point could lead to cracking.

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    • pinklady21
    • By pinklady21 13th Oct 18, 1:02 PM
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    Is it an outside wall? If so, would you not like it to be insulated?
    • parcival
    • By parcival 13th Oct 18, 1:49 PM
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    Just had our kitchen done and was also a mess where the tiles had been taken off.
    The fitter mixed up some sort of white plaster. When it was dry he gave it a sand down and then fitted the acrylic splashback.
    • Hilts100
    • By Hilts100 15th Oct 18, 3:13 AM
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    Is it an outside wall? If so, would you not like it to be insulated?
    Originally posted by pinklady21
    No its an internal wall.
    • Hilts100
    • By Hilts100 15th Oct 18, 3:15 AM
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    • 15th Oct 18, 3:15 AM
    Just had our kitchen done and was also a mess where the tiles had been taken off.
    The fitter mixed up some sort of white plaster. When it was dry he gave it a sand down and then fitted the acrylic splashback.
    Originally posted by parcival
    How do you like the Acrylic splashback, is it full lengh along the wall and is that heat resistant behind the hob ?
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