Measure each length of cornice, plinth and/or pelmet in turn. Remember to measure in millimetres and it’s probably best to measure twice too. Next you need to total up how much you currently have, then add an allowance of 20% for cuts and wastage at installation.
To do this add up your individual lengths and multiply by 1.2 Then divide this number by the actual length of the cornice, pelmet or plinth is supplied in.
1) Example total measured length is 6804mm
2) Multiply by 1.2
6804mm x 1.2 = 8164.8mm
3) Divide by supplied length(3000mm)
8164.8mm / 3000mm = 2.7216
4)After rounding up lengths actually needed = 3
* It’s also worth ordering an extra length, just in case of mistakes.
To calculate how many lengths you will need, look at the price list for the door range you’re considering, firstly to see which cornice, pelmet and plinths are available but more importantly to see what the standard lengths for each are. The size of these can vary between one door range and another. It’s also worth considering whether you would be happy with joins in your Cornice, Pelmet or Plinth. If not, make sure you order enough of each to accommodate full lengths without joins.
Bella Cornice: Is supplied in 3050mm Standard Length
Bella Pelmet: Is supplied in 2540mm Standard Length
Bella Plinth: Is supplied in 2540mm Standard Length
A special note about measuring plinth for ordering
You’ll need to specify the height. This can be between 100-200mm high and will be cut to your specific height. The height of your plinth may vary throughout your kitchen, as it’s possible your floor isn’t totally even and level. We suggest measuring the plinth all the way around the kitchen, and then ordering your plinth at the maximum height you’re going to need. Some customers prefer to order it taller than they need and cut it down on site, and some customers prefer order it at just the height that they need. It’s entirely down to personal preference.