How much was your glass splash back in kitchen?

(14 Posts)
Ntinyn Wed 02-Nov-16 06:50:20

Had decided on glass but hadn't at all appreciated the price! First quote come in at £1.1k for area of 0.9sqm with one socket cut out. I almost choked! Is this normal? It includes the template and installation, and I really do appreciate the precision and skill involved in the work, but.... It's such a small area!

Having a modern looking kitchen in new extension and just don't think tiles will look good but will have to reconsider. Acrylic won't work as have hob in that section.

Pradaqueen Wed 02-Nov-16 07:38:45

Have you thought about mirror (assuming you have no gas hob?) I use it a lot in my renovations. Looks good and is relatively inexpensive. For comparison mirror for that size would be under £300. Laser cut outs for sockets at the local glaziers are £35 per socket. Try your local glazier in general as they will be able to quote you or put you in the direction of someone who can help. Good luck!

Briette Wed 02-Nov-16 08:07:53

Definitely shop around. We got a quote from a local company then found an online splashback company was substantially cheaper, and managed to get the local one to price match. But they are expensive sad

Ntinyn Wed 02-Nov-16 08:14:01

Thanks all. We have an induction hob there, not gas. In the kitchen showrooms I liked the look of the mirror glass but DH against it so I don't think that's an option really but thank you.

I've asked a local glazing company, waiting for their quote and filled in an online form last night for an internet one... I knew it would be pricey, but I really wasn't expecting that!

Thanks for your replies, much appreciated.

Shosha1 Wed 02-Nov-16 08:20:19

I haven't done it as we had already bought the lime green glass, but SIL just painted the wall, the colour she wanted th splashback, then had normal heat resistant glass fitted over it. It looks really good.

icklekid Wed 02-Nov-16 08:23:43

We got ours from here www.diysplashbacks.co.uk really happy with it and colour matched to any dulux colour

Ntinyn Wed 02-Nov-16 08:52:42

Oh I like the painting option! Will talk to DH about that.

Thanks for Diy recommendation. I'd come across them but wasn't sure. Did you fit yourself or use their fitting service?

Saltedcaramel2016 Wed 02-Nov-16 14:07:43

We got ours from a local glass place who cut it to size. For a standard sized blue glass splashback it was about £100 (4 years ago) even though the kitchen places were charging around £300. Probably worth checking out local businesses.

dynevoran Wed 02-Nov-16 14:39:59

That is insane. I have an entire glass balcony plus two Bannisters for less than that!

Ollycat Wed 02-Nov-16 21:48:10

Ours runs the full length of a wall - about 6.5 meters I think and was a little over £1500 which included templating, socket cut outs etc.

Ollycat Wed 02-Nov-16 21:49:46

^ meant to say it fills the entire space between the work surface and units so not just a small upstand.

GiddyOnZackHunt Wed 02-Nov-16 22:08:19

We had two pieces of coloured glass. One is 2m and goes up to the cooker hood for part of its run so I guess we paid for at least 2 sqared meters with 2 sockets cut out. Plus another longish piece that's about 30cm high. Paid 1k Inc fitting & VAT. This year. Local glass company.

user1471549018 Thu 03-Nov-16 09:13:19

Ours would have been about 1.5 k for whole kitchen. I remember it is not the glass that was the expensive bit it was the templating and cutting around sockets etc that cost £££ If you could do without that socket and just buy a standard bit of glass it would be much cheaper. We were also given the option of finishing the glass lower and having the socket above to reduce price. We also went local

Ntinyn Thu 03-Nov-16 21:53:03

Thank you everyone! Getting quotes in now, lowest is £350! Really can't believe the difference in prices I'm getting...

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