Integrated fridge/freezer wall unit and power socket


Most of our units have a 42mm service void behind them to allow for pipes and wires etc but with a tall housing unit for an integrated fridge/freezer there is no service void.

The reason no service void is present on these units is because the backs of them are left open to accommodate the appliance as the depth of the appliance takes up most of this space. Thus, causing a slight problem when trying to plug it into a socket directly behind it.

Dimensions of a typical 600mm wide 1970mm high fridge/freezer housing

Height: 1970mm
Width: 600mm
Depth: 560mm
Legs: 150mm (Total external height of 2120mm)

The overall dimensions for this unit are the same no matter if you opt for a 50/50 split or a 70/30 split. The only change will be to the size of the doors.

1970mm integrated fridge freezer housing

Dimensions of some typical integrated fridge/freezers

Here are a few examples of the dimensions of an integrated fridge/freezer. The measurement at the end is the depth.

  • Example 1: Dimensions: H1772mm x W543mm x D550mm
  • Example 2: Dimensions: H1772mm x W540mm x D547mm
  • Example 3: Dimensions: H1772mm x W540mm x D536mm

As you can see from the measurements above, there is less than 20mm left behind the fridge/freezer, which is not enough space to plug the appliance in.

Ideal solution

The ideal solution to get power to your integrated fridge/freezer is to put the power socket into an adjacent base unit, right at the back so that it is accessible through the base unit should you need to turn the power off to it.

As there is around 200mm left at the top of the fridge/freezer when fitted, there is theoretically space up there for a plug socket to be installed before you fit the kitchen, or in fact at the bottom where the 150mm legs push the unit up. The decision is yours really but putting the power socket behind an adjacent unit, which is accessible through it makes the most sense.

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20 thoughts on “Integrated fridge/freezer wall unit and power socket”

    Hi I have just brought a fridge freezer but I have only got one socket that say fridge on so do I have to have another socket in to plug the fridge freezer in

    July 9, 2021 at 10:56 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, a combined fridge/freezer will only have the one plug.

      July 9, 2021 at 11:46 am
  • YZ says:

    Hi there,

    What is your recommendation for providing ventilation to a built-in fridge/freezer at the base? Do you typically install ventilation grilles in the skirting or can there be a hidden cut out at all? I understand that there is a cut out at the top of the fridge carcass for ventilation purposes too, but there should be a ‘supply and return vent’ to ensure the fridge/freezer work efficiently.

    Thank you

    September 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, with regards to fridge freezer ventilation, it’s always best to consult the user manual to check what the manufacturer recommends. Usually, an air vent is required in the plinth below the appliance, to allow air to flow from the bottom, up the back of the appliance and up through the gap in the top of the unit, but the user manual will be able to confirm this for you.

      September 5, 2019 at 7:00 am
  • Gael says:

    I have this integrated fridge

    Which would be the best unit to house it?My other wall units are 900mm high, and I was planning on having a 2150mm larder with drawers next to it. Also, would it be possible to attach the two doors on your units together so they open as one as I’m having a freezer elsewhere?

    And would I need to order additional shelves / plinth to fill the any gap at the top above the fridge?


    September 1, 2019 at 9:06 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Gael, when using 900mm high wall units, you need to use 2150mm (2300mm with legs), tall units, so that they line up at the top. You can see a tall fridge freezer unit here.

      Doors can be connected together, you just need a door connecting kit. There would also be a gap above the fridge freezer, which would need either filling or you could get your kitchen fitter to put a shelf above it. If you need anymore assistance on this then our sales team will be available to help on 01977 608 418.

      September 2, 2019 at 8:20 am
  • James Roberts says:

    The kitchen design I’m working on will have a two tall housings, one each for the fridge and freezer side by side, with tall 300mm pull out units either side:

    If I do as you suggest and put the socket in the adjacent cupboards, will this work with the pullouts?
    Failing that, the only option I can see is the 200mm void at the top – is there a panel supplied to cover this gap, or will it be visible when the door is open?

    May 25, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi James, there is a 60mm clearance between the top cutlery drawer (has a depth of 450mm) and the back panel. This might not be enough space for a plug socket and plug but if the socket was in the wall behind the pan drawers (there is a 42mm service at the back of all our units) you could cut a small hole in the back of the pan drawer, enough for the plug to go through and do it that way. Once all the drawers are back in the unit, you would never see the plug or hole.

      With regards to the tall fridge unit, no filler panel is supplied with this unit but you could order an additional one if needed.

      June 1, 2018 at 10:57 am
  • Mark says:

    Hi There

    I am searching for a new 50:50 fridge freezer. I noticed your web page discussing typical fridge freezer sizes and noticed you mentioned:
    Example 3: Dimensions: H1772mm x W540mm x D536mm

    I am looking for exactly this size, more importantly the Depth of 536mm, are you aware of any available?

    Kind regards

    August 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Mark,

      I could not see any on our website with a depth of 536mm. if you give our sales team a call on 01977 608 418 they will be able to double check for you to see if we have any available.

      August 21, 2017 at 8:45 am
  • Tina Brayshaw says:

    I need a fridge freezer unit that is 2150 high to stay inline with a 2150 high oven unit. You only appear to sell 1970 high units, so how do I get around this?

    June 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, there are a few on the page below.

      June 28, 2017 at 11:02 am
      • Tina Brayshaw says:

        I still can’t seem to find any using the recommended link. I can only see 1970 tall fridge freezer units, not 2150. Do you do these for inframe kitchens?

        June 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Hi apologies, inframe units are a little different. There is however a a 70/30 version of the 2150mm unit but we do not currently list them. Here are the options in terms of door orientations –

        70/30 – 918 x 597 bottom door and 1245 x 597 top door

        70/30 – 735 x 597 bottom door and 1425 x 597 top door

        The cost of the unit is the website cost for the IFHD2 plus a £50 surcharge. Please contact aftersales on 01977 608 418 if you have any questions with regards to ordering this unit.

        June 30, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Robert Newnham says:

    I have just received my fridge/freezer unit and am a bit confused! At the back are 2 panels which look they can be taken out by removing the screws. However, there is also another panel measuring 56x13cm which I think is secured in with dowels. I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to remove all these panels in order to fit my fridge/freezer. Are these panels only there to support the unit during transport?

    July 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, you’re talking to the right person. I had my kitchen delivered at the weekend and had the same question!

      On the back of the unit you will see 2 backing boards slid into position and then attached with 4 screws. Unscrew them and slide them out.

      The bar across the middle at the back is dowelled into position. Get a jigsaw and saw it in half and then pull the two halves out of the unit. I would only do this part last, once your tall unit is in position and attached to any units next to it. These supporting panels are used during transit and keep the unit rigid.

      July 28, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • Rob says:

    Hi, I’m trying to maximise the amount of fridge & freezer space we have available. We’re buying your tallest 2150 units. Would it be possible to stack a 1220mm integrated fridge on top of a 875mm integrated freezer? Perhaps in one of the 600mm wide broom cupboards?

    July 26, 2015 at 7:26 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      If you were to stack a 1220mm on top of a 875mm, there would be an 18mm panel in between, which would only leave 1mm left over, so I wouldn’t personally say that this would be the best option. You would also have to check with the appliance manufacturer on ventilation space, as the majority of cooling products require ventilation gaps.

      July 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Ray says:

    For my integrated fridge freezer, the doors of the unit will connect to the appliance doors. Do I need to buy any special hinges or do all the bits required come with the kitchen unit for attaching the doors?

    June 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      All the runners needed to attach your appliance to the kitchen doors will come with the appliance.

      June 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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