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DIY Kitchens Installation Guide

Fitting our kitchen cabinetry is a straight forward process with just little know-how. We have put together a simple, step-by-step guide for you to follow if you are attempting to install your own kitchen cabinetry.

Alternatively, you could approach a local builder or fitter to help with your project. Generally, a skilled carpenter could fit a standard sized kitchen in a day depending on the design. 

Continue below if you would like to read more on how to install your own kitchen.

Base Units


1.

Ensure floors are level and set the height for the base units to be fitted at. This should be 870mm to the top of the unit. Mark a line at 870mm around the walls that the base units are to be fitted to.


2.

Screw a 20mm Batten to the wall with the top of the Batten at the 870mm marking.


3.

Secure the unit to the Batten with the top of the unit at 870mm, use the adjustable feet to get the unit level, checking the level left to right and front to back with a spirit level.


4.

Fit the adjacent unit in the same manner. Remove the door or drawers from one of the units and drill through the frame sideways. Fix the units together through the frame with a screw. If removing a door hinge, screw behind the removed hinge.


Tall Units


Mark a line on the wall at 2120mm. Add a 20mm Batten to the wall and affix as per the base units.


Wall Units


1.

Mark a level line at 2120mm from floor height where the wall units are to be fitted. Continue to mark a line 40mm lower than this, the top of the Batten will sit here.


2.

THIS IS A 2 MAN OPERATION.

Lift the wall unit on to the batten then screw through the back of the unit into the Batten. Drill all four corners through the back panel to mark the wall behind. Remove the unit from the Batten then drill and Rawl Plug the wall before remounting the unit and screwing firmly to the wall.


Finishing


1.

Fit all End Panels

End Panels are supplied deeper than the 600mm finished depth of the units. This is so the End Panels can be scribed to fit the profile of the wall. Screw through from the inside of the unit to fix the scribed End Panel.


2.

The Plinth

To fit the Plinth, cut the length to go between the fixed End Panels. Lay the Plinth in front of the unit run and fix the Plinth Clips to the back of the Plinth in line with the corresponding legs.


3.

Stand up and fix the Plinth to the cabinet legs.


4.

On internal corners, run one length of Plinth slightly longer, then butt the second length into the side of the previously fitted Plinth.


5.

Cornice

Cut and mitre the Cornice to run around the perimeter of all tall and wall units. Fix mitres with Mitre Bond or similar product and screw to the top of the units. 




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