How are your kitchen carcasses constructed?

When we start building your kitchen, the kitchen carcasses are manufactured using 18mm egger mfc. The units are made using glue and dowel construction techniques, a construction technique which is normally used by the continental (German/French) kitchen manufacturers. The fittings used have been sourced to provide a top quality long lasting kitchen for many years to come.
Glue and dowel

Are the carcasses fully built up?

Yes the carcasses are delivered direct to your door fully built up and ready for installation.

What are the advantages of 18mm carcasses made from glue and dowel construction?

Unit Construction

The advantages are that glue and dowel constructed furniture is the ‘proper way’ of manufacturing. A more precise technique that is used by all the leading manufacturers throughout Europe,  a sturdier unit is achieved as there is no movement of joints by screws moving loose.

A major advantage is that there are no visible fixings on the outside of the carcasses. All in all, a much better construction technique than the cam and dowel constructed carcasses, which  flat-pack carcasses are built up like.

Are your carcase colours a similar colour to the doors?

We have worked in conjunction with the door supplier to bring you the best possible carcase/door matches. each door has a recommended carcase colour that is the best possible available match to the door.


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7 thoughts on “How are your kitchen carcasses constructed?”
  • Josephine Stow says:

    When would you need to have a unit dry-assembled?

    February 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Josephine, you would request a unit to come dry assembled when you want to take it apart and modify it onsite or if you are ordering a large 900mm x 900mm corner unit, that does not fit through a door in 1 piece.

      February 28, 2020 at 2:34 pm
  • Neil Haynes says:

    Can the Carcase be manufactured with décor end panels where required i.e end base units exposed sides on wall units and tall oven housings, if so what would the extra cost be

    June 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, end panels are available in the style of kitchen that you choose from the link below. The end panels can be cut to the size you need and will match the style and colour of the kitchen.

      June 11, 2013 at 8:30 am
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Here is the link:-)

        June 11, 2013 at 8:31 am
      • Neil Haynes says:

        Ok thanks for that, do they fit over the carcase panel? would this make the ends untidy as you would have to 18mm panels fixed together

        June 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        End panels butt up to the carcase. The worktops then overhang the carcase by about 2 centimetres to hide any unsightly edges. On tall units you would normally have some pelmet that goes around to tidy things up. On medium size oven carcases you would normally use some carcase or end panel/door material on the tops to give you a tidy finish. The link below allows you to choose the length of end panel material that you need and get a price accordingly.

        June 13, 2013 at 7:45 am
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