What are the specifications of your kitchen unit carcasses?


DIY Kitchens CarcaseOur carcasses are supplied fully rigid, built up and are manufactured using glue and dowel construction techniques, the same way as those employed by the leading kitchen manufacturers in Europe.  The doors and drawer fronts are professionally mounted to the carcasses as well.

The carcasses are manufactured using Egger 18mm high density melamine faced chipboard with 8mm melamine faced chipboard backs to both wall and base units. All of the carcase front edges are lipped with a durable 2mm PVC edging material to match the various carcase colours selected. All other exposed edges are lipped with 0.4 edging tape.

It is not possible to order just carcasses without doors, as the doors are attached to the units in the manufacturing process (unless you order an open unit).

Other carcase information

  • Base units are drilled to provide 3 adjustable shelf positions.
  • Three-way adjustable concealed hanging brackets are fitted to the wall units. Each pair of brackets can carry up to 70 kilograms and conforms to DIN68840. Wall plates are supplied as standard.
  • All wall units are drilled to provide adjustable shelf positioning. 570 high units have one shelf, 720 and 900 high units have 2, cover caps in white, beige or brown are supplied for the unused drillings.
  • Wall units are 300mm deep excluding the door.
  • We can offer flexibility to the carcase specifications – units can be increased and reduced in depth. (limits apply) This can be requested when ordering the units online.
  • Where units are shown with drawer and pan drawer boxes they are supplied fitted in to the units. These are full extension Hettich.
  • Innotech double skinned metal drawers, pan drawers have a gallery rail supplied to increase the height of the drawer.
  • We use the BLUM TANDEMBOX full extension drawer system as standard. Powder coated steel, 470mm sides (485mm installation depth), aluminium back panel and a 15mm MFC base.
  • BLUM Soft close system can be built into the runner with a load capacity of 50kg. Soft close drawer boxes can be requested for £5 per drawer when ordering the units online.

kitchen unit legsUnit legs

Each unit is supplied with adjustable 150mm FENNEL MULTISTAR legs as standard with 100mm legs available as an option. Both of the leg options have a minus adjustment of 10mm and a plus adjustment of 20mm.

The legs fold into the foot for transport as can be seen in the following illustration. Each unit is supplied with 2 adjustable plinth clips clipped on to the front 2 legs. The plinth clips fit over the top of the plinth and have a lip that fits over the top of the plinth. With every order 6 self-adhesive clips are sent out for the plinth returns.

Unit hinges

kitchen-unit-hingesEach unit is supplied with the appropriate hinge manufactured by Blum to suit the application that the unit is designed for. Standard hinges are 110 degree opening, all steel, 3 way adjustable hinges with an inline clip system base-plate. Soft close hinges can be requested for £2.50 per door when ordering the units online.

Here is a short video that shows the Blum soft close hinges in action and how they can add that wow factor to your new kitchen.


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46 thoughts on “What are the specifications of your kitchen unit carcasses?”
  • Taimour Rashid Choudhry says:

    Hello I need to replace 1 x Kitchen Cabinet ( Carcass ) My Required Measurements are as as fellows:- Height 72cm, width 60cm & 56cm. It is a standard Kitchen Cabinet I need to replace. Thanks

    April 9, 2023 at 12:22 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Taimour, We do have a £750 (ex VAT) minimum order value and this is for the initial kitchen order. Should any subsequent items need to be ordered then these can be ordered and just connected to your original order number on our main website.

      April 11, 2023 at 8:42 am
  • Jill says:

    Is it possible to get any of the wall cabinets without a service void to maximise internal storage depth?

    October 20, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, i’m afraid all our wall units are manufactured with a 17mm service void, this cannot be adapted i’m afraid.

      October 27, 2022 at 1:33 pm
  • Terry Mayo says:

    Is it possible to get wall cabinets 330mm deep (including the integrated microwave wall cabinet)?

    May 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, all wall units are 300mm deep. But, there are doors that stick out around 18-20mm on most kitchen styles, so you can get an integrated microwave with a depth of 320mm, which would fit flush with any doors above and to the side of the microwave.

      May 30, 2022 at 7:25 am
  • Sam says:

    Hi. Can you advise of the distance from the front of the cabinet to the front legs please to work out flooring?

    May 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, leg bosses are H 25mm W 80mm X D 90mm – The legs are fitted 65mm from the front of the unit, 113mm from the back and 18mm from the sides.

      May 13, 2022 at 10:12 am
  • Claire says:

    Hello, do you sell carcasses without doors please?

    Thank you

    April 27, 2022 at 4:25 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, we do have a selection of open units on our website, but all the other units are supplied with doors.

      April 28, 2022 at 7:48 am
  • Isabel says:

    Hi, I cannot find a tall unit like SOMHPDT with the top door opening to one side rather than towards the ceiling; the ceiling height is a bit tight so I’m afraid the door will hit it, plus it’s far too high for me to be able to close it. Would it be possible to supply the door undrilled so that I can fit hinges myself? In that case, could you supply a pair of regular hinges instead of the current mechanism?
    I would also like to know the interior height of the drawers of these units P2D1-6 and P2D0-10 (3 different drawer heights)

    November 24, 2021 at 7:26 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, you can request that the unit is supplied dry assembled to be able to create the hinge holes on the side and yes, we can supply extra hinges to do this. If you need any more advice on this then our sales team will be able to help on 01977 608 418. The drawer depth details are below.

      Top drawer 67mm
      Pan drawers 190mm

      Height to top of Drawer box is 190mm

      November 25, 2021 at 1:24 pm
  • John McCutcheon says:

    Is it possible to order some units without legs as I already have a solid 150mm plinth in place. If not how much clearance is their back and front from the edge of the cabinets to the leg holders

    July 17, 2021 at 9:00 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, I’m afraid the bosses for the legs are attached to the cabinet as standard. You can get your kitchen fitter to use a small saw blade, to cut of the dowels if required.

      July 20, 2021 at 6:30 am
  • Sian says:

    Hi, are 180 degree hinges available for the pantry unit doors? Many thanks

    July 7, 2021 at 9:11 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, we can either supply 170 degree hinges or the zero protrusion hinges, We don’t supply them for the Butler’s pantry, as they don’t work with the frame of the unit.

      July 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm
  • David Horsfield says:

    if we order carcase material cut to size it states edged all round does this mean the cut edges are edged after cutting or left as sawn cuts?

    March 27, 2021 at 9:04 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, if you order a made to measure carcase material piece then these will be edged on all edges.

      March 29, 2021 at 5:06 pm
  • brown says:

    can your company supply kitchen cupboard carcass 2000mm x 600mm x 545cm

    March 24, 2021 at 12:05 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, the only units that we have available are on our website. The base units are either 560, 460 or 300mm deep.

      March 24, 2021 at 5:35 pm
  • Nick says:

    How do I adjust the soft close on a base unit, I have a door that is banging shut

    January 22, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, line up the soft close attachment so that the grey bit that retracts is facing you, position the soft close bit so that the small clips on it, fit into the hole in the hinge. Then, using your thumbs, push a little on the front with one thumb then push down hard with the other thumb at the back. That should do the trick! If there is no spring to the grey section at the end, then you may have a faulty soft close clip that will need replacing.

      January 22, 2021 at 6:10 pm
  • Nigel Ross-Smith says:


    Want to run 22mm water pipes behind the base units (easier than digging up old pipes under the floor). Can you tell what are the dimensions behind the rear legs assuming that carcass is hard against the wall?

    February 21, 2019 at 10:08 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Nigel, the service void to the back of our base units is 42mm. The legs are fitted 115mm in from the back of the unit (to the centre of the leg) and 90mm in from the back of the unit (to the front of the leg).

      February 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm
  • Andrew says:

    Do the back panels on the sink units come fixed ? do they come apart to aid around pipework and water meters ect?

    November 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, sink units come with 3/4 high back panels, so there is a small open gap in the back but the back panels are fixed. However, the back panel is 8mm thick, so it’s easily cut into shape if required.

      Sink Base Unit

      November 9, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • gemma says:

    Hi, is it possible to get a 1250 high unit with a depth of 400mm rather than 460mm?

    June 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, we can make the unit 400 deep, add the 460 to the cart and click on the amend option at the side of each unit when it is in your cart, this will open up a box for you to type in, type in make unit 400 deep. There will be an £18 +vat surcharge to add to the price when we process the order.

      June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm
      • gemma says:

        That’s great. Thanks.

        June 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • Rebecca says:

    Egger. The quality Austrian manufacturer that make the very clever composite topped worktops? Do you supply their worktops?

    February 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, we do not offer Egger worktops I’m afraid.

      February 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm
  • Sharron Hirst says:

    Can you tell me what the void is behind the units please

    September 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, all standard depth base and tall units have a 42mm service void to the rear, slimline and wall units have a 17mm service void.

      September 26, 2016 at 8:24 pm
  • Mr Khalid Aslam says:

    Good morning,

    We liked Altino Light Grey, not sure if this style has internally curved door for corner base unit and externally curved door for island.
    Mr Aslam

    July 16, 2016 at 9:46 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Sorry but there are no doors available in this colour for the curves you require.

      August 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  • Wendy B says:

    There is no 600mm pull-out waste bin unit specified for the Harewood in-frame kitchen. Is there a unit I can use with waste bins 580-GY? I would really like to use a drawerline base unit – would the bin unit fit inside BD6IHWMU with the cupboard door removed and attached to the pull out bin or would the door frame prevent the bin mechanism from working? Alternatively, could I use the pull out bin base unit BDB6-2X30GFH with the Harewood in-frame effect appliance door kit IHWMUIADD6 with the drawer part fitted to the drawer and the door part fitted to the bin?

    Also, can you tell me the difference between the tandem larder units TPO6IHWMU and TPO6UIHWMU please?

    April 25, 2016 at 8:51 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      You would need to order the BD6IHWMU and make a note for it to be supplied with combination door and then order the 551-GY bin separately, these would be the components needed. The unit would only be drawerline, so it would not have a working drawer as this isn’t possible with the in-frame ranges.

      The difference between the two larders is the first one has a small door at the top and second one has a small door at the bottom.

      April 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Rich says:

    Hi, can you let me know the depth measurement of your shelves?

    September 28, 2015 at 11:34 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the shelves in the wall units have a depth of 25.5cm. The shelves in the base units have a depth of 51cm.

      September 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm
  • Claire says:

    There are loads

    September 1, 2015 at 10:17 am
  • Mrs Marcroft says:

    Please can you tell us which of the doors are solid wood and not MDF
    Kind regards
    Mrs Marcroft

    September 1, 2015 at 6:37 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The solid wood doors from our range are:

      Linwood (Oak, Painted)
      Harewood (Oak)
      Bedale (Oak, Painted)
      Broadoak (Rye, Natural, Sanded, Painted)
      Langham (Sanded, Alabaster)
      Lyndon (Oak)
      Cornell (Oak, Painted)
      Croft (Oak)
      MIlton (Oak)

      September 1, 2015 at 10:18 am
  • Rob says:

    Slightly odd question but which of your kitchen designs have cabinets and doors that close themselves rather than having to physically shut them all the way?

    July 16, 2015 at 9:19 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      They all do. Just choose soft close when ordering the doors and units. (There is a tick box on each page to add the soft close hinges)

      July 16, 2015 at 9:19 am
  • Sarah Miller says:


    Can you please confirm whether the base and wall units are supplied with the door and handles already attached? or do we add them after? Many thanks Sarah

    March 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, you can have the doors fitted on the checkout page but we don’t fit handles.

      March 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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