Matching Gunmetal Bottom Grid and Gunmetal Strainer Included
What is a farmhouse sink?
Farmhouse Sinks are traditionally made as fine fireclay kitchen sinks or ceramic kitchen sinks and have the front of the sink exposed. They can come in a large single bowl sink or double bowl sink variations and have several different names. People get mixed up between the names Belfast sinks, butler sinks, apron sinks, farmhouse kitchen sinks. The reason why it gets confusing is that some of these are not mutually exclusive sinks. For example, you could have a Belfast farmhouse fireclay sink.
The simple explanation is that a farmhouse sink has the front of the sink exposed and not hidden away behind a kitchen cabinet.
What is the Boden Farmhouse Sink?
Buildmat's Boden Farmhouse sink is a modern twist on traditional farmhouse sinks which are made in white fireclay or white ceramic. The reason why we have designed it as a stainless steel kitchen sink is that it eliminates some of the disadvantages of choosing a traditional farmhouse sink.
Why have we made a Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink?
Most people love the idea of having a farmhouse sink but are then deterred away because with a traditional farmhouse sink the porcelain bowl is generally a lot more sturdy, which means that it cannot absorb any knocks from glassware, which means as soon as you drop something like a glass or a plate there's a lot higher chance that it will break.
Stainless Steel doesn't chip or stain like porcelain or fireclay might, which is one of the advantages of using stainless steel but still keeping it as a farmhouse style sink. At Buildmat we also make our sinks with 1.5mm thick stainless steel all around the sink for increased strength and durability.
What is an Apron Front Sink?
An Apron front sink when you're able to expose the sink and bring the sink forward so that it can be exposed alongside the kitchen cabinetry rather than being hidden behind the cabinetry. An Apron sink or Apron front sink is another name for a farmhouse sink.
The Boden Farmhouse sink is a large sink bowl stainless steel sink, it does not come in a double bowl variation.
Is the farmhouse sink suitable for the laundry?
We have designed our Boden farmhouse sink in high quality 304 grade stainless steel so it is still able to be installed in a Laundry. We have seen so many beautiful designs with our Boden farmhouse sinks in the laundry lately, people are being more artistic and playful with the colours of the benchtops and cabinetry.
Laundry sinks are often and sometimes builders choose to put a cheaper quality sink in the laundry to save costs, but we recommend that you choose one that is similar to your kitchen sink to make sure that you don't allow the laundry sink to bring down the design of your house
What planning is required for a farmhouse sink?
If you're planning your kitchen design whether it's a kitchen reno or a new build a farmhouse sink is different to the standard so extra planning is involved. The kitchen cabinets are a must, if you're going to choose for a farmhouse sink or apron sink you're going to need to plan with your cabinet maker and we recommend you purchase your sink nice and early and provide this to your cabinet maker so they know what they're working with.
As well as you can then put the colours against the stainless steel and see how it contrasts together. There isn't a taphole on the sink so you just need to focus on matching the tapware colour with the counter top. Since Stainless Steel will usually match with all tapware colours and styles.
Does the front need to be flush with the cabinet?
The sink has 3 sides fully covered in stainless steel so you could also have the front slightly overhang from the cabinet and will still be fine, it would be a brushed finished stainless steel panel on both sides of the sink.
What are the Installation methods of a farmhouse sink?
farmhouse sinks are slightly different from a standard kitchen sink, but you will still need to decide whether it is an undermount sink installation or flushmount sink installation.
You wouldn't be able to do it as a drop in sink or topmount sink because there is no lip to hold the sink up. Instead, the cabinet maker would have to build cabinets or a substrate to hold the sink up.
Some additional Product Information:
- Smooth R10 rounded internal edges for sleek modern design but still easy to clean.
- Hardwearing 304 grade Stainless Steel (ISO9001:2000)
- Purpose built kitchen sinks for domestic & commercial application
- Minimum 18% Chromium and 8% Nickle.
- Matte/Satin with Hairline/Brushed Finish to disguise scratching.
- Bent, welded, grinded, polished and packed by hand.
- Symmetrical sink tub allows for reverseable installation flexibility.
- Perfect as kitchen sink or laundry trough.
- 90mm Strainer Waste and Plug included for each drain.
- Gunmetal Sink Protector Grid Included.
- Noise reducing sound absorbing pads to all external faces and base.
- Exterior coating to prevent condensation.
- Fit for Australian Standards and UPC certified.
- Proudly 100% Australian Owned and Operated.
Impressive 65 L Capacity
65 L capacity which is 0.07 m³ internal cubic size. Generously sized Single Bowl Sink to fit all your pots and pans. Perfect as a kitchen sink or laundry trough.
304-Grade Stainless Steel
Hardwearing 304-grade Stainless Steel (ISO09001:2000). Purpose built kitchen sinks for a domestic & commercial application. Minimum 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.
Hand-welded, Premium Design
Bent, welded, grinded, polished and packed by hand. Matte/Satin with Hairline/Brushed Finish to disguise scratching. X-Shaped Fall Design to Central waste.
1.5mm Thick / 16-gauge Stainless Steel
Constructed with premium 1.5mm thick stainless steel. Built to withstand the test of time, ensuring exceptional durability over the years.
Topmount / Undermount / Flush-mount Installation
Suitable for under-mount, over-mount and flush-mount. Symmetrical sink tub allows for reversible installation flexibility. Fit for Australian Standards and UPC certified.
Sound-Pads Installed for Noise-Reduction
Noise reducing sound absorbing pads to all external faces and base. Exterior coating to prevent condensation.
Buildmat is offering Free Shipping Australia Wide on kitchen sinks.
Buildmat offers free shipping for all orders over $100.
All our orders are shipped from our Melbourne warehouse and are dispatched next business day.
Shipping time estimates are listed below. if you're really worried about delivery times feel free to call us and we can give you a more accurate estimate and also let you know who our courier for your area is.
interstate regional areas
We recommend that before buying a sink you measure, measure and measure again the area you're working with and quadruple-check the measurements and the size of the sink is what you're after.
Why? Because sinks are VERY LARGE parcels which means they cost a fortune to send around. As much as we'd love to offer it, we do not offer free returns, so please triple check and try to choose the right sink the first time round because it breaks our hearts (and sometimes your wallet) when you choose the wrong colour or size and need to do a return. If you're ever unsure first ask your cabinet maker because they are seriously the experts in getting this right, if you're still unsure please send us an email or give us a call
The other thing to consider when getting a stainless steel sink is that stainless steel scratches! Yes we know, we've produced a beautiful brushed stainless steel finish on all our sinks, and yes we are using a very high quality stainless steel but unfortunately, scratches are inevitable on steel. If you'd like to prolong your brushed finish you can consider looking at the sink protector grids.
The thickness of kitchen sinks plays an important part to the quality and durability. The thicker the steel used to make it means you get more sink.
Our Precision Handmade sinks means that there are people actually welding the sink together instead of a machine just pressing on a sheet of metal.
It means that the each corner is carefully crafted and that each wall of the sink is a true 1.5mm thick stainless steel instead of a sheet of metal being stretched by a large machine press into shape.
Buildmat is the winner of the international Product Design Award in the 2020 Architecture Masterprize.
At Buildmat we are constantly updating and improving our product range and designs and it has shown this year by winning a product design award in the kitchen category of a global competition.
Modern Design and
Our Precision Handmade sinks means that there are people actually welding the sink together
Brushed Stainless Steel
Internal Corner Radius
700 x 475 mm
650 x 400 mm
1.5mm / 16 gauge steel
Buildmat Superior Quality
What other brands consider high quality hand made
High quality pressed or cheap handmade
I received a stainless Boden by mistake and the Builmat staff quickly organised for it to be collected and the correct gunmetal finished Boden sink to be sent to me. I am yet to have it installed but it looks great.