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Doug71

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I have a laminated backboard to fit in a kitchen, it's about 2.1m long x 0.45m high think 8mm thick, never fitted one so have a few questions for anyone who knows what they are doing.

How do people stick it to the wall, I use fix-all for most things, will that be okay? I have seen people mention some double sided tape?

There are a couple of small returns so some edges will be seen, I see Howdens do some sealer strips, are they the best things for covering the exposed edges?

Do you sit the backboard on the worktop or pack it up a couple of mill?

What is the best method for cutting out holes for sockets, there are 4 of them #-o

Thanks in advance, Doug
 

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We use pink grip white to stick them the wall, sat on a bead of clear silicone. They usually come with a trim for covering edges on returns, much like tiling. Use a multi tool or a jig saw to cut the holes for sockets etc, just measure carefully.
 

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You can mitre them on the returns.
Stix all is perfect for sticking them to the walls. Then seal the bottom edge with silicone
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, had been putting this off but got it done yesterday. I made an MDF template first because of the sockets, went well. Both the wall and board were bent so I had a long length of wood braced between the 2 walls to keep it pushed back straight while the adhesive set.

Just one more question, for the silicone between the back board and worktop do I try and get a colour match or just use clear? The tops are Howdens laminate Evora grey slate if that helps.

Thanks, Doug
 
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