What sort of projects have GEC Anderson been involved with?2022-07-13T13:12:16+00:00

GEC Anderson products have been specified in a wide range of projects in virtually every economic sector: Health, Education, Science, Transport, Arts, Leisure Commerce, Industry as well as in a great number of one-off domestic and domestic developments. We work with architects, designers, consultants, developers working on projects ranging from the smallest to the largest. Some recent examples include London Heathrow T5, for BAA; St Pancras Eurostar Terminal, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Library, very many Hospitals, Colleges, Universities, The Welcome Trust and Grosvenor House Hotel. Examples

What services do GEC Anderson provide?2022-07-13T13:11:49+00:00

• CAD drawings

• Specification Clauses

• Co-ordinated Deliveries

• Skilled and experienced Product Support

• Templating and Installation

Can payment be made by Credit Card?2022-07-13T13:11:37+00:00

Yes, all major credit cards are accepted. Alternatively, payment by cheque or bank transfer.

What are our payment terms?2022-07-13T13:11:12+00:00

Payment is due on a Pro-forma basis. 50% is required as a deposit, with order and the balance is due two weeks before delivery. For standard products, full payment is requested with order.

Do GEC Anderson install?2022-07-13T13:11:01+00:00

GEC Anderson can offer to supply-only or, alternatively, we offer a full measuring and installation service.

Do GEC Anderson take site dimensions?2022-07-13T13:10:14+00:00

Generally, we work to dimensions and specifications provided.

A full templating and installation service is also offered.

What is the normal delivery time?2022-07-13T13:10:01+00:00

• Specials: 5 – 6 working weeks from receipt of all relevant dimensions and details

• Standard Products 10 days or less

• We have factory holiday closures during July and August

Do GEC Anderson deliver?2022-07-13T13:09:50+00:00

GEC Anderson will deliver direct to site, anywhere, worldwide.

Is there a stockist that I can deal with?2022-07-13T13:09:22+00:00

GEC Anderson products are generally not stocked. Please order direct from GEC Anderson.

Do I order through a stockist or a merchant, or can I order direct?2022-07-13T13:09:10+00:00

You can order direct from GEC Anderson or via your preferred builders merchant.

How do I obtain a quotation from GEC Anderson?2022-07-13T13:08:58+00:00

For quotation, simply send us a sketch or drawing showing: size, shape and edge details as well as bowl and cut-out requirements.

Make product enquiry 

• We aim to quote, by return

• Upon your written instructions to proceed, we will issue a pre-production drawing, for your approval

• As soon as we receive your confirmation, we will place your order into production

• Your order, including a delivery date, will then be acknowledged

• Delivery will be arranged and co-ordinated

How are stainless steel splashbacks fixed?2022-07-13T13:07:29+00:00

Stainless steel splashbacks are normally bonded using a contact adhesive or silicone.

Are stainless steel splashbacks available?2022-07-13T13:07:16+00:00

GEC Anderson supply stainless steel splashbacks in any size. They are available in the form of:

• Flat sheet only

• Mounted on waterproof chipboard and edged all round

For details or assistance, please Contact Us.

Do GEC Anderson Supply Taps?2022-07-13T13:06:33+00:00

GEC Anderson can supply taps, cisterns, automatic valves, thermostatic mixers and water-saving devices.

How do I Contact GEC Anderson?2022-07-13T13:06:21+00:00

Please feel free to contact us by telephone, email, post or via our Enquiry Form for friendly, experienced and knowledgeable help or advice. Contact us

Are special bowl sizes available?2022-07-13T13:05:43+00:00

Custom sizes are available with choice of corner radius: 0mm, 10mm, 15mm, 55mm.

Which bowl sizes are available?2022-07-13T13:05:31+00:00

GEC Anderson offer a wide and coordinated range of standard bowl sizes, including circular, rectangular, doubles and combinations. Custom sizes are also available.

Can Individual Bowls be surface-mounted?2022-07-13T13:05:19+00:00

Certain Individual Bowls can be surface-mounted (either inset or flush-mounted).

Can Individual Bowls be under-mounted?2022-07-13T13:05:06+00:00

All GEC Anderson Individual Bowls can be under-mounted.

Are all bowls available with a choice of outlet sizes?2022-07-13T13:04:54+00:00

All ‘Le’ (eg Le34) and ‘Be’ (eg Be50) and circular bowls have Ø38 mm outlet and overflow fittings, complete with plug and chain, as standard.

Generally, sinks are supplied with an Ø89 mm hole and overflow for Basket Strainer Waste fittings. This size is also compatible with Waste Disposal Units. Optionally, Ø38 mm outlet and overflow fittings are available – complete with plug, chain and overflow or, alternatively, stand pipe overflow.

What makes stainless steel bowls from GEC Anderson so special?2022-07-13T13:04:37+00:00

GEC Anderson offer a wide and coordinated range of bowl sizes. From the smallest to the largest, GEC Anderson sink bowls are made from high quality brushed satin stainless steel and are available with a choice of flanges and outlets.

What are Individual Bowls?2022-07-13T13:04:26+00:00

A key advantage of  GEC Anderson stainless steel worktops is that sinks are fully integrated (no seams or joins).

Certain sink bowls are available for customers who wish to include them within alternative worksurfaces either by inset, under-mount or flush fit installation. These sinks are referred to as Individual Bowls.

If I supply my own worktop, can GEC Anderson apply the stainless steel surface to it?2022-07-13T13:04:02+00:00

Unfortunately, not. GEC Anderson sinks and worktops are supplied with their own underlay that is produced to fit the INTERNAL space within the specified edges.

Are templates necessary?2022-07-13T13:03:48+00:00

Generally, templates are not required. GEC Anderson will work to the sizes specified, normally by means of drawings. When templates are required, simply supply these with your order. NB that a small charge applies to reading-off from templates.

How are stainless steel sinks and worktops installed?2022-07-13T13:03:34+00:00

Installation of GEC Anderson sinks and worktops is very straightforward as they are supplied pre-bonded to a water resistant substrate. Simply lay the tops onto supporting cabinets and fix from underside. Take care that screws used are of an appropriate length!

Are Sinks and Worktops backed on an underlay?2022-07-13T13:03:07+00:00

Generally, worktops are bonded to a water resistant substrate to fill the edge profiles specified. This provides sound deadening and solidity to the worktop and makes installation straightforward.

What is the minimum space required between bowls?2022-07-13T13:02:54+00:00

Minimum recommended distance between individual bowls placed within stainless steel sinktop surface is 30mm.

What size tapholes are required?2022-07-13T13:02:41+00:00

Standard sizes are:

• Monoblock mixer taps – Ø35mm

• Pillar taps – Ø30mm

• Special sizes and configurations are always available

What is the minimum distance from front edge of worktop to bowl?2022-07-13T13:02:26+00:00

Minimum distance from any edge of top to sink bowl is 35mm. Where tapholes are required, the minimum distance is 80mm.

What is the maximum height for integral upstands?2022-07-13T13:02:10+00:00

The maximum recommended INTEGRAL upstand height is 250mm. For upstand heights exceeding 250mm, separate splashbacks are suggested.

Can the height of edges be varied?2022-07-13T13:01:27+00:00

Edge profiles can be varied. Heights and widths can be specified, as required. Please contact us for further details.

What about ‘curved’ worktops?2022-07-13T13:01:14+00:00

Curved tops are available!

Are ‘fluted’ or sloping ‘drainers’ available?2022-07-13T13:01:01+00:00

GEC Anderson sinktops are generally flat, not fluted or sloping. This makes more efficient use of valuable [usually limited] work-surface area in the kitchen. An optional ‘watersafe’ perimeter edge can be included, thus maximising the working surface whilst making the surface safe against spillage.

Where a drainer is required, GEC Anderson offer the following options:

• Pressed recessed area (flat, not sloping or fluted) to surround the sink(s).

• Inline drainer with fall to bowl.

• Certain standard bowl and drainer options are also available for integration within worksurfaces.

How are worktops joined?2022-07-13T13:00:48+00:00

When joins between tops are required, there we have two options:

• Butt join. Tops are simply butted together and sealed with a clear mastic joint.

• Clamp join. A mechanical join resulting in a minimal, cleaner, joint-line.

What is the maximum size for a worktop made in one piece?2022-07-13T13:00:22+00:00

Maximum length: 6500mm.

Maximum width: 2000mm.

Maximum return for L-shape: 2300mm.

What tolerances do you work to?2022-07-13T13:00:03+00:00

Generally, we work to + / – 1 mm. Our ISO 9001 state-of-the-art, highly efficient and automated manufacturing processes ensure very high levels of accuracy and quality of finish.

What gauge of stainless steel?2022-07-13T12:59:43+00:00

Gauge (thickness) depends on product. Normally selection of guage is left to our factory and is dependent upon size and nature of the product.
GEC Anderson use many gauges:

1.00 mm approximates to 19 s.w.g. (standard wire guage)
1.25 mm approximates to 18 s.w.g.
1.50 mm approximates to 16 s.w.g.
2.00 mm approximates to 14 s.w.g.

3.00 mm

4.00 mm

5.00 mm

6.00 mm

7.00 mm

8.00 mm

Which grade of stainless steel?2022-07-13T12:59:22+00:00

GEC Anderson offer two basic grades of stainless steel:
• Domestic Grade: EN 1.4301 (otherwise known as SIS 2333 or AISI 304 or 18/8 grade).
• Acid Resisting Grade: EN 1.4401 (otherwise known as SIS 2343 or AISI 316 / 319 or 18/12 grade).
The grade of stainless steel refers to its composition, NOT its appearance.

Domestic Grade is normally used for sinks and worktops, individual bowls, cabinets and shelving. Acid Resisting Grade is normally used for sanitary appliances or in corrosive environments such as laboratories.

Is polished stainless steel available?2022-07-13T12:59:05+00:00

GEC Anderson do not generally use polished stainless steel due to the impracticality of the polished finish. Polished stainless steel is very hard to keep clean and marks and scratches very easily. This is why GEC Anderson use their Brushed Satin Finish stainless steel as standard. By request, we can offer polished stainless steel in certain cases.

Which stainless steel finishes are available?2022-07-13T12:58:04+00:00

GEC Anderson offers two main finishes:
GEC Anderson Brushed Satin has a grain yet retains a beautiful ‘lustre’.

Brushed Satin Finish

Patina Finish

GEC Anderson Patina finish is optionally available. This is a useful and attractive alternative which is resistant to scratches and marks, yet still totally hygienic

What is the E-Cloth System?2022-07-13T12:57:24+00:00

The E-Cloth System is a highly effective way to clean and maintain brushed satin stainless steel surfaces and is available from GEC Anderson. It comprises two cloths:
• General Purpose Cloth – Use wet, to remove surface marks and for general cleaning.
• Polishing Cloth – Use dry, for final polishing.
Each cloth is used with NO CHEMICALS and can be boiled or washed upto 300 times.

How do I clean stainless steel?2022-07-13T12:56:50+00:00

A number of ‘specialist’ stainless steel cleaners are now available but GEC Anderson recommend the use of the E-Cloth System or a simple cream cleaning fluid such as ‘Cif’. More detailed instructions on the maintenance of stainless steel are available.

Is stainless steel expensive?2022-07-13T12:57:08+00:00

Stainless steel is not expensive when the lifetime cost of the product is examined. Typically, the stainless steel product will outlast the alternative many times over. Low maintenance costs (either in the form of cost of repair or cost or replacement) mean that stainless steel is very economical over time.

Is stainless steel hygienic?2022-07-13T12:56:16+00:00

Stainless steel offers a totally hygienic surface which is the reason why it is standard to commercial kitchens and other environments where hygiene is paramount. This is no bad thing when stainless steel products are selected for other reasons (versitility, durability, good looks), in less sensitive areas.

Is stainless steel durable?2022-07-13T12:55:54+00:00

Stainless steel offers the ultimate in durability. It is resistant to heat and cold and will normally last for ‘a lifetime’ – meaning literally, decades. This means that, over the lifetime of the product, its cost is very low. Also, due to this durability, it is possible for the stainless steel surface to remain totally hygienic over its lifetime.

Does stainless steel scratch?2022-07-13T12:55:43+00:00

Stainless steel is suceptible to scratching. Over time the stainless steel surface will superficially scratch and mark to form a ‘patina’ which becomes a feature of the surface. These marks are purely superficial. Because GEC Anderson stainless steel is of a satin finish superficial marks will ‘blend-in’ and become less noticable over time.

What is the maximum size for a worktop made in one piece?2022-07-13T12:54:20+00:00

Maximum length: 6500mm.

Maximum width: 2000mm.

Maximum return for L-shape: 2300mm.

What is stainless steel?2022-07-13T12:52:57+00:00

Stainless steel is the common name for chromium-iron alloys containing at least 12% chromium. Such alloys develop a chromium rich oxide film which give the steel its anti-corrosive properties. The type of stainless steel used in kitchens and bathrooms is ‘Austenitic’, which also contains at least 8% nickel. Where higher corrosion resistance is required (for example in laboratories), molybdenum is also added. Grades of stainless steel