1. Installation Planning. Before you start, you will need the assistance from some professional licenced trades people, ‘IE’ Plumbing, Gas & Electrical jobs such as disconnection & reconnection of sink, cooktop, oven & power points. You are best served by insuring that you use a qualified licensed tradesman that can issue you with a certificate of compliance that conforms with the Victorian regulations and satisfies your house hold insurance policy. You need to get the facts before you do anything. Step 1. Engage your plumber and ask these questions. 1. Is the existing gas service large enough & able to be located to suit the new kitchen. 2. Does the proposed appliance meet energy safe victoria’s compliance standards. “Note” Some cheap imported appliances do not and legally cannot be installed 3. What do I need to do to the wall; & use for the splash back if I intend to have gas hot plates, cooker before they can be connected to gas. “Note” Glass splash backs require that it has a fire rated material behind the glass. This means that plaster board is not allowed & is illegal & will need to be replaced. 4. Down load the ”Chenoweth Kitchen Range hood Specifications for Gas Appliances form” and get your plumber to fill this out. This is necessary because some plumbers may interpret the regulations differently to how we have designed the kitchen to conform to the regulations. This will advert any misunderstandings and avoid any costly alterations later. Step 2. Engage your electrician and ask these questions. 1. Is the power supply to the oven and hot plates adequate or will it need up grading. 2. Does the switch board meet current regulation requirements, “IE” safety switches. 3. Does the wiring to the kitchen meet the current regulation requirements. “Note” It always best to know where you stand before you pull out your existing kitchen. Step 3. Talk to your flooring specialist about what needs to be done to your floor prior to installation of the new kitchen. ”IE” in the situation where ceramic tiles are to be laid onto an existing timber floor, it is best to put down the underlay first before the kitchen is installed. If you are intending to polish an existing timber floor it is sometimes best to get the floor rough sanded before you install the new kitchen. Step 4. Do an Asbestos audit. Take a good look at the room and think where there may be asbestos, it could most likely be hidden under the wall tiles and the floor coverings, or even in the vinyl itself. It will largely depend on the age of the property. Do not take any risks with this material as there is no safe exposure to the fibres once they become airborne. If you are unsure then seek expert advice on how to remove and dispose of the asbestos safely.