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Installation of rangehoods and splashbacks near cooktops

There are several rules regarding protection of surfaces, as well as clearance distances particularly around gas cooktops.
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This resource provides information on the clearances needed between a gas cooking appliance and combustible surfaces as outlined by Australian Standard AS/NZS 5601.1 Gas installations (General installations). The general intent of the Standard is to ensure that combustible surfaces installed near gas appliances should not exceed 65 degrees above ambient temperature. Where a combustible surface can not achieve the required clearance, it must be protected.

Find out whether materials used in splashbacks provide the requisite protection for use next to gas burners. Provided is a table that demonstrates acceptable methods of protection of combustible surfaces, including the minimum thickness allowable and what backing material or substrate should be used. 

The resource also outlines kitchen rangehood requirements, including the minimum clearance requirements that need to be considered. Also included are a number of links to State and Territory energy regulators where you can find more information on gas appliance installation.  

 

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Building Professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who plan to install rangehoods and splashbacks.

What does it include?

  • Surface clearance
  • Protection of combustible surfaces
  • Materials for splashbacks
  • Rangehood requirements
  • Electric hotplates.

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