We strongly advise all customers fitting granite work worktops to confirm with their kitchen manufacturer that their units will support the weight of granite worktops. (Solid granite weighs 90kgs per square metre). We cannot accept responsibility for damage to units that has been caused by the weight of the worktops we have fitted.
Units must be perfectly level and extra support must be provided around void spaces for appliances, and cutouts for sinks and hobs.
The maximum useable length of a worktop may be significantly reduced if you require a cutout, especially in granites with larger crystals. The maximum length of a worktop will also be affected by factors such as access, stairs, service lift size and the more fragile nature and stresses of longer worktop lengths. Granite Solutions Direct Ltd. reserves the right to make joints in work surfaces wherever considered necessary commensuerate with guidelines on weights, handling, access, safety and size of hole cutouts. The number of joints, however, will not be increased without first being discussed and agreed.
If you're having granite splash backs we would strongly recommend that any sockets on this part of the wall should be re-located. Not only is this aesthetically far more pleasing, it is also likely to be less expensive than cutting the holes through the granite, for which there would be an extra charge.