I am installing a kitchen from wickes.
I have one of those plasticy resiny modern 1.5 bowl with drainer sinks
to go in hole in worktop and sit in base unit housing.
I have tried to sit the sink unit into the base unit just to see how
it fits and it doesn't!
It sinks into the unit a couple of inches, then jams as the hole is
not large enough.
It is a 600 mm base unit. It is the correct type according to
everything I have read.
I take it, I am going to have to cut away some of the back panel, as I
can't see any other way to get the sink unit to fit.
I was expecting that it would just slot into the base.
Any advice please?
I cannot progress until I find the correct and best procedure to solve
Is the issue with the front - back distance of the 600 base unit? - the
reason I ask is that some base units have a strip of chipboard (say 18mm x
70mm) across the back of the top of the unit with the 70mm side horizontal
and this needs to be either cut or repositioned "vertically" at the back
below sink level. The alternative is a 600mm under oven housing which
doesn't have the restriction.
At the top of the base unit, front, there is a cross member 56.5cm x
8.1 cm approx.
At the rear of the unit, there is the almost full back board. It is
just 3 cm lower than the side panels.
This base unit, is deignated as either a base unit, sink unit or hob
unit. (multi purpose without any adjustments or extra pieces)
It is as selected by the wickes planner.
I don't think there is any way I can reposition the cross member at
the front unless I was to drill some holes, but I will look at this
I tend to think I will have to lower the back board by about half and
give the exposed chipboard edge a good coat of varnish.